Neo soul man Raphael Saadiq, once a member of the trio Tony! Toni! Tone! and Lucy Pearl, will perform with his own band in the Netherlands for the first time. After the successes with the afore mentioned bands, Saadiq chose to continue on his own. He became the producer of many great r&b artists like Macy Gray, TLC and The Roots and released the solo album Instant Vintage that was immediately showered with five Grammy nominations, the more remarkable since Saadiq didn’t have a record deal with one of the majors. Also as a producer he was very much in demand these last few years. Famous names like D’Angelo, Kelis, Bilal, Ginuwine, Kelly Price and Snoop Dogg hired him. Saadiq even collaborated on The Official Athens 2004 Olympic Games Album. Last year he released his second solo album Ray Ray on his own Pookie Entertainment label.