09-07-2022- Brooklyn’s own National Sawdust hosted Paloma Ford’s breakout session sponsored by United Masters & Crown Royal Apple.The intimate venue was electric from the jump, not sure if it was the specialized cocktails that were sponsored by Crown Royal Apple or the level of excitement that was exuded from each artist that had a chance to grace the stage, regardless every party involved delivered.
The opening acts consisted of a variety of talent as United Masters showcased their diverse roster. You had artists such as Goldie Scott, a New York based soul-singer who seemed to grasp the crowd’s attention immediately. Following Goldie, we had Pieri- a Mexico based artist whose energy can only be explained as electric, when she got on stage you could not believe the tone and energy she was able to generate during her set. Following a brief intermission- Liana Banks hit the stage and delivered in a major way. The Queens born R&B sensation captured everyone in attendance with not only her vocal ability but with her veteran-like stage presence, those in attendance seemed to be holding on to her every move. As she finished her set, the crowd was in an uproar as they did not get enough.
United Masters set it up perfectly, as by the time Paloma Ford hit the stage the crowd was in a peak frenzy. For those in attendance that had no knowledge of Paloma’s track history was able to get a hands-on first experience.
From the lighting to the back up vocalist, everything was on point. She delivered with precision as she ran through her catalog as well as performing her newest single fresh off her two year hiatus “Bentley Truck”. As she wrapped up her performance, she voiced her gratitude for being allowed to perform for such a lively crowd.
As she exited and those in attendance were heading to the exit, it was announced that they have a special guest performance. As the crowd pressed for the identity to be revealed, VP Recording Artist & Grammy nominated Spice made her grand entrance and sent everyone into a frenzy.
The energy was off the charts as Spice along with her backup dancers and volunteers from the audience quickly brought a dancehall vibe to the stage that felt authentic. From her provocative outfit to her exotic choreography, one thing was evident- Spice is a star and she was the perfect talent to utilize as a guest performance.