Seal commands the stage with charisma

BY JAMILA ROBINSON

Seal plays to the crowd at Chastain Saturday night. Photos: Jamila Robinson

Seal plays to the crowd at Chastain Saturday night. Photos: Jamila Robinson

Few performers are as charismatic as Seal, who commands the stage with verve and power, but still managed to make Chastain Park Amphitheatre feel like as intimate as a living room.

And few singers can perform renditions of soul songs such as Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” and Teddy Pendergrass’ “Love TKO,”  like Seal, with that grinding, old-school, throw-panties-on-the-stage sex appeal.

Combining his gravelly baritone with well-placed falsetto, Seal, the Grammy award-winning British singer-songwriter knows how to switch up his sound, buttery for the ballads, and growling when he wants to grab your attention. His voice never fails him.

Joining Seal on this tour to promote his “Soul 2″ album is a backing band that drives those R&B covers, like Rose Royce’s “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore.” The band was fierce on guitars, keyboards, drums – with background singers who …

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