Posted In Rehearsal Rooms,Video by PinBoardFilm
Here’s the fifth episode in our exclusive ‘Rehearsal Rooms’ series, presented by PinBoardBlog and filmed by our production house PinBoardFilm in collaboration with the world famous Red Bull Studios London.
Shot in Red Bull’s recording studio, these are intimate sessions with some of the most exciting artists and bands we champion.
As one of the exemplars of modern Soul and R&B, ask anyone and they’ll tell you Raphael Saadiq is amongst those most renowned and respected. A figurehead with credentials stretching as far back as we at PinBoard remember in our bibs; whether handed down Toni Tony Tone cassettes, bumping Ummah (Saadiq, Tip & Jay Dee) produced joints, incessantly reloading Lucy Pearl and Instant Vintage during teens, relinquishing virginity to the iconic co-written/produced ‘Untitled’ record for D’Angelo, or most recently as grown-up music professionals over the last three years lending exposure to this gentleman’s revivalist phase . You could say, we’ve always had a special relationship with Ray Ray.
We’re now truly honoured to have Mr. Saadiq armed with a burning, bluesy bass guitar perform his latest work especially for us. A searing gesture to love and responsibility, ‘Good Man’ is of our favourite songs of 2011 so far.
You can also catch him on at Shepherds Bush Empire on the 28th April. New album Stone Rollin’ is out now in the UK and May 10th in the US.