RNB Music

Why do we Enjoy Listening to RNB Music?

Many people do not realize that R&B actually goes back a long way and is not just your Chris Brown’s, Usher’s, and Beyonce’s that are seen today. In fact this beautiful form of music first came about back in the 1940’s from artists such as Louis Jordan , Roy Brown, and Wynonie Harris  and has always been a popular style right until this day.


This African-American style of tempo has since been mastered by superstars such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Whitney Houston and it is known for lyrics usually being about soul, love, life, and heartbreak.  It is a style that looks like it will never die and will in fact just evolve even more into the future.


Why So Popular?

The melody provided by good RNB songs allows for some beautiful tunes to be constructed and when combined with wholesome lyrics the end result can be nothing short of fantastic. It is a type of sound that is loved across many age groups and of course gender which lends itself to being a popular

The great thing about RNB is that it can be very romantic which makes it ideal for playing when having a date. Those special occasions when a man brings his loved one, potential new girlfriend or even one of the many high quality London girls out for a date, they can use this type of sound to generate just the right kind of atmosphere.


London ladies are known for not only being very beautiful but also for the high level of companionship that they can offer. Girls in general are adept at conversation, are usually high educated and are often well-travelled. In addition to this, they have a great life experience and know how to savour each moment. They can be the extra spice brought to any occasion and will make it one to remember,even if you will want to spend one crazy night in your favorite club.


Where can it be heard?

R&B music is not just confined to our radio stations and music collections as there are many nightclubs around the world that specialize in this kind of sound as well. Nights out at places like this can be highly enjoyable whether it is alone or with some company such as a date or a girl due to the soulful music that is being played.


R&B in our modern day is generally seen as being popular among the younger generation which is why it is often played in clubs but in truth older generations are known to like it as well. This might be down to some of the older artists rather than what is heard today but in essence it is the same kind of sound that has evolved through time.


RNB has been a popular style of music for many decades and it is difficult to see that changing in the future. It is the type of sound that will be able to stand the test of time and will probably still be listened to in another 50 years and quite possibly for many years longer than that.


Best RNB Artists of All Time

RNB music has created many celebrity names over the years with many of these artists actually being some of the biggest names on the planet in their day. This soulful style of music requires strong vocal skills and is not a style that just any music artist can perform well. It takes a special talent to make it big in this sound and generally once they do, they are around for a very long time.


The likes of Chaka Khan, Dionne Warwick, Tina Turner, Luther Vandross, Mariah Carey, and Beyonce will immediately spring to mind of many people out there but there are actually many other big names that have made it in RNB over the years. Let’s not forget that this style of music has been around since the 1940’s, so there are plenty of R&B legends that have been created.


Stars From the Past

If we were going to look to starts before the 1980’s there are many to remember such as Nat King Cole, Al Green, Ronald Isley, Diane Warwick, Smokey Robinson, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, and the enigmatic James Brown. Most of those names will be known very well by the older generations but even true younger music lovers will have heard of their dedication to RNB music.


More Recent Stars

As for stars from over more recent years there are just as many to hear such as Prince, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Lionel Richie, Whitney Houston, and the King of Pop himself Michael Jackson. They have been in music for most of their lives and are still going strong apart from the recent deaths of Jackson and Houston.

RNB will always be a popular choice of music and it will no doubt produce many more stars in the future. If any of them can replicate even half of the success of those already mentioned above they will have done very well for themselves.


About Darlington RnB

Darlington RnB Club are about to celebrate their seventh anniversary in June. They are also coincidently,
about to stage their 150th gig on June 21st when Doncaster – based group, The Paul Gibbard Band will be performing at the club for the first time.

The club is run by a committee of nine dedicated people, who give up their spare time to organize and promote their gigs, which are based at the towns Arts Centre.
To commemorate the anniversary, the club have also released a limited edition compilation c.d. which
includes sixteen bands who have appeared at the club over the last two years. All the tracks on the c.d. have been donated with the bands full permission.

The club have recently attracted interest from European and American artists who regularly tour the U.K’s Rhythm ‘n’ Blues circuit. The club have an enviable reputation of being well run and organized for looking after both band and fan’s interests. They are well known and well established in the British blues world.
The club have a very successful record of selling out their gigs over the seven years, when almost 9/10 shows are sold out.
The now annual Darlington Rhythm ‘n’ Blues Market Square Festival is also in it’s seventh year, with this years event being set for Sunday 15th September. This well established festival is organized by both Darlington Borough Council and the Rhythm ‘n’ Blues Club. [The council organize the event with the club promoting the bands both on the main stages and in the Market Square public houses].
The new Spring /Summer season is now underway at the Arts Centre and R’n’B fans are already booking their tickets in advance for what promises to be yet another successful year in the history of Darlington Arts Centre Rhythm ‘n’ Blues Club.