Raphael Saadiq is one of those artists who is able to doeverything. Singing, making music, composing and producing. And hehas been doing it since he was fifteen and started playing the bassin a school band. Saadiq experienced his breakthrough with the bandTony! Toni! Toné!. Saadiq was lead vocalist and played the bass inthis R&B formation. In the 90s, he grew into a muchsought-after producer of stars like soul singer D'Angelo, The Rootsand Erykah Badu. He also produced the latest album of Englishsinger Joss Stone. As a soloist, he has been working hard for quitesome time. His latest album, The Way I See It, shows mainlytraditional R&B and with it he rides on the wave of the currentrevival of retro soul. Quite rightly, it provided the American witha Grammy nomination. But Saadiq is not only a trendsetter. When heperforms live he entertains like no other.