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Blackstreet play Canvas!

Canvas on Poole Hill continues its stellar run of summer live bookings with R&B legends Blackstreet.

Mark Middleton, Eric Williams and Jeremy Hannah from Blackstreet will play a medley of their greatest hits, which range from rump-shakers to love songs. Of course, the crowd will go wild for No Diggity, which was a hit around the world and a chart smasher not once, but twice, in the UK. The single climbed back into the top 40 in the UK AGAIN in March 2013, peaking at number 38, 16 years after its original release in 1996.

Their unique brand of funk/soul/R&b has stood the test of time, for sure. As well as collaborating with big names over the past two decades such as Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Mya, Janet Jackson, Eve and Ja Rule, they also have gigs in Ibiza this summer.

No Diggity utilised the biggest creatives in hip hop, including Dr Dre, Teddy Riley and video director Hype Williams. Riley told BBC Radio 1Xtra recently that with Blackstreet “we got every award you could possibly get”.

Ironically, Riley told Soul Culture magazine that the members were not a fan of No Diggity when they first heard it. But they soon put their own unique spin on the track to create something amazing. He said: “There’s no second guess about my opinion, because I have my ears to the street – and I know people like to hear Mark Middleton [with] Eric Williams – who bring the ‘street’ to the Blackstreet.”

Blackstreet at Canvas

This is a gig not to be missed and the Canvas team fully expect it to sell out, so don’t delay – call Canvas HQ on 01202 556113 between 10am-5pm (weekdays) or email info@canvasbournemouth.com. Tickets cost from £22.

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