Iconic 90s R&B trio Sisters With Voices effortlessly lives up to their name, even 20 years later after their 1992 music debut. After numerous platinum and gold albums and signature singles that still resonates with music lovers years later, the New York bred trio continues to tour, performing classic hits and debuting new music.
The group, comprised of the original members we’ve grown to know and love, Cheryl “Coko” Gamble, Tamara “Taj” Johnson and “Leanna “LeLee” Lyons, stopped by the Windy City on August 14, performing hit songs including 1992’s “Right Here,” the uber-sexy “Downtown” and their signature ballad, “Weak” at the South Loop’s Shrine nightclub. Complete with funky choreography, and an interactive performance including fans with their set, the animated songstresses put on a show.
With an impressive discography, the Grammy nominated group revealed their favorite songs of their own in an interview; Coko: “My favorite song of ‘You Are My Love’ off the second album.” Taj: ” I’ve been stuck on ‘The Best Years of Our Lives’ for the last three years, I love that song!” LeLee: “My favorite song is ‘It’s About That Time’ from our first album.”
Engulfed in 90s nostalgia, 80s babies were transported into R&B trance, belting out the lyrics to every song like they were released yesterday. Reminiscent of days of old, when music rang of grit, true talent and real-life vulnerability, SWV stole the stage with their girl power and group chemistry. The trio, who are currently starring in the second season of their own reality show, SWV Reunited on WeTV, dished on their new single, ‘Ain’t No Man:’ “This song is actually celebrating men. We beat them down sometimes but we want to celebrate the good men who actually pay child support, take out the trash and do what they’re supposed to do. We got a song for the fellas this time,” described LeLee.
SWV continues to drop musical gems, proving that R&B isn’t dead thanks to their timeless music and classic ballads of true substance. – Angela Wilson (@SheisAngela)
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