Grammy Award winning artist Joss Stone took to the stage at Arad Fort last night.
On Thursday she took the time on visit the Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Saar on Thursday, which is run by Tony Waters affectionately known as Bahrain’s Dogfather. Her crew took video footage of the animals and published it on Twitter to raise awareness about the rescue center.”
“Joss Stone got to see all the animals and was surprised and very impressed to see such a rescue center in Bahrain,” said loves animals and told The Dogfather she has many pets back home including four dogs and lots of cats.
Stone shot to fame in 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album, The Soul Sessions, with her bluesy, soulful voice. Her second record released in 2004, Mind Body and Soul, capitalized on the previous album’s commercial momentum and critical adoration.
Stone grew up listening to a wide variety of music including 1960's and 1970's American R&B and soul music performed by such artists as Dusty Springfield and Aretha Franklin. Hits which she loved. She says that she "kind of clicked into soul music more than anything else because of the vocals. You've got to have good vocals to sing soul and I always liked it ever since I was little. As a result, she developed a soulful style of singing like her idols. The first CD that she owned was Aretha Franklin Greatest Hits.
Stone came across very natural. She entered on stage barefoot in a stunning white 70's style off the shoulder dress with beautiful crystal embellishment at the waistline. Ever angelic with her golden flowing locks.
At one point she said, " You guys are freaking me out" you are very polite. On numerous occasions she left the stage and engaged the audience and asked everyone to get up and dance with her.
She came across very witty and Stone and her band personally transfixed me. She was mainly performing songs from her new album Water For Your Soul, which is scheduled for release later this year.
Her career at the tender age of 30th today has seen her perform on stage with the likes of James Brown, Gladys Knight, Solomon Burke, Blondie, Smokey Robinson and Melissa Ether- ide, among others.
During her encore she came down off stage and threw long stemmed white roses at the audience. A night to remember and another top class artist brought to our little island with a big heart.
Have to say well done Spring of Culture on the success of all the events brought to us.