What a performance, jaw dropping performances from the frontline!
Janelle Monae - 'Tightrope' (2010) Live on Jools Holland
She's got the hair, the moves, she oozes funk.
When I first heard of her I thought she was just another R n B diva, I couldn't have been more wrong, this girl is funk-ay! A James brown-esque performance complete with 'I'll get my coat I'm leaving, no not really' routine and with elements of prince thrown in for good measure, she left me wanting more. Oh and the band is not bad either.
03:45 in the video sees one of Cee-lo Green's minions deliver him some biscuits...that's Rock'n Roll!
Janelle is also an avid fan of Britain's number 1 rude comic, Viz and moulded her look on Felix and his amazing Underpants. In her early career she would occasionally be seen selling records outside venues emulating her hero.*
Bizarre but equally cool video to this song just cemented the track as one of my very best of 2010.
WHAT A PERFORMANCE! - Janelle Monae - 'Tightrope' Live on Jools Holland
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