Despite her frequent declarations that she’s lost her passion for singing, Nicci Gilbert recently told radio personality, Egypt Sherrod, of V-103, that she’s reuniting with her former group Brownstone. The original members Monica “Mimi” Doby, Charmayne “Maxee” Maxwell and Nichole “Nicci” Gilbert, who were formed in Los Angeles and signed to Michael Jackson’s MJJ Music label, will begin their tour in Atlanta. For now, that’s all about we know as far as details are concerned.
I’m personally surprised by this news. As a fan of “R&B Divas,” it was always painfully clear that Nicci wanted to devote her time to her clothing line and other projects and was no longer interested in singing…especially in a group setting. With that in mind, it’ll be interesting to see how this tour thing plays out.
If Brownstone comes to a city near you, will you be sure to check them out?
Meanwhile, the LA branch of the “R&B Divas” all came together to perform individually and then collectively at The Savoy in LA of course. Check out this video of them singing Chaka Khan’s “Every Woman.” There were a couple of off moments but for the most part; but considering this was an impromptu performance, we’ll give them a pass. It sounds like they’ve all still got it.
How do you think these ladies sound? Will you be watching the new, LA season of R&B Divas?