On Sunday evening 18 October superb soul brother Raphael Saadiq will finally arrive in the country (on this tour he’ll also be visiting our ‘sister’ halls in Amsterdam (Paradiso), Copenhagen (Vega) and London (Shepherd’s Bush Empire). At Raphael Saadiq’s request, there will also be a fantastic DJ as extra support act in the hall: the unrivalled DJ LEFTO! www.lefto.be www.stubru.be. (With before and after also the ever unsurpassable DJ Fredje, in the Agora!) RAPHAEL SAADIQ is a classic! An instant neo-soulful funky classic. You’ll sing along to 'Love That Girl' and will hear respect for The Temptations, Al Green, The Four Tops, Gladys Knight & The Pips... Raphael Saadiq is that American singer, bassist, drummer, and guitarist who early on toured with Prince’s Parade-tour and first scored for himself with TONY! TONI! TONE! Later there was LUCY PEARL, still to be heard here with that fresh 'Don't Mess With My Man'. There are now three CDs bearing his name, more specifically his recent, exquisite The Way It Is (on SonyBMG). The man is immensely appreciated as producer too, see: powerful work for Macy Gray, Joss Stone, Snoop Dogg, John Legend, TLC, Q-Tip... Moreover, Raphael Saadiq also has an impressive live reputation, and is clearly addicted to the groovy 60’s and 70’s sound of Motown, Stax and other grandmasters. There are not many better, realer, hotter and stauncher performers than the tight band surrounding Raphael Saadiq!