Dwele is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrument musician who’s has been nominated for multiple Grammy awards. Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, he was introduced to the masses singing the hook of the J. Dilla produced, Slum Village single, “Tainted”. With five critically acclaimed albums under his belt, he is an artist rooted in the Motown tradition of Soul Music. He brought his musical talents to Chicago’s City Winery, a beautiful and intimate venue that was the perfect fit for an evening of love, lust, and romance. Dwele played to a packed house for the early 7 pm show at City Winery. Accompanied by his band all dressed in ivory, Dwele took the audience on a musical journey through his 15+ year career, performing crowd favorites from his albums, Subject, Some Kinda and Sketches of a Man, W.ants W.orld W.omen and Greater Than One.
Highly improvisational, Dwele was personable and relatable frequently interacting with the audience. At one of the early parts of the show, he challenged the audience to suggest songs he should sing in different genres to which one fan shouted out, COUNTRY MUSIC!!! The singer laughed graciously and his band proceeded to play a country classic and Dwele sang a few bars to the audiences enjoyment. He showed his love of various styles of music and musical depth, exploring songs in jazz, go-go and even House Music the crowd’s delight. He even teased the audience with the classic hook from Slum Village, Tainted”, which was most of his fan’s introduction to his music. The stage got hot and steamy when he performed the sensual, erotic and sexy crowd fave, Obey. Including couples from the audience acting out the lyrics, Dwele musically teased while the audience enjoyed a brief moment of voyeurism. The show continued with more music from Dwele. At this point, he was fully engaged with the audience, walking out into the crowd, dancing and interacting with the audience, closing out the show with the classic hit, Find a Way.
This talented singer, songwriter and musician captivated his audience with butter smooth, melodious vocals, a humble personality and a string of soulful songs accompanied by an incredibly talented band, Dwele consistently proves why he remains an important part of soul music. His lyrics and songs masterfully capture love, lust, life and relationships from a man’s perspective. His lyrics have weight, depth and intention and he brings them to life sharing a story of a man’s evolution over time.
For additional information on Dwele, visit Dwele.com.
Upcoming R&B Soul concerts at City Winery include (Dec. 2); Dave Hollister; Syleena Johnson (Dec. 7); Shemekia Copeland (Dec. 26-27); Macy Gray (Dec. 28-29) and Avery*Sunshine (Dec. 30-Jan. 1). For additional details, visit CityWinery.com/Chicago.