Our Bands + Brews sessions are quite the hit. They normally go down all summer long in our outdoor courtyard at Industry City here in Brooklyn, but we decided to change things up once the weather got a little chilly. We weren't about to let the nippy air kill our vibe, so we moved it to the warm and inviting Brooklyn venue, The Bell House. Rapper OnCue
, pop singer Kayla Brianna
, and R&B superstar, Mario
set the 100% SOLD OUT space ablaze with intimate and wonderfully seductive performances.
Mario closed out the night after OnCue and Kayla Brianna and brought some serious heat to the stage. Mario made a powerful return after a 7-year hiatus and dropped his fifth studio album last year called Paradise Cove
. The album is Mario's most unique, vulnerable and unrestrained album yet and at the session, he seduced the swooning crowd and weaved through the songs from Paradise Cove
while throwing in some of his biggest hits like "Let Me Love You," "Break Up" and "How Do I Breathe?" Mario has the art of seduction pulsing through his veins. As the set went on, he ended up shirtless and grabbing the arms of all the googly-eyed women in the crowd.
Mario definitely brought the fire to The Bell House for Bands + Brews and gave us some smooth, R&B honeyed vocals on a cold Brooklyn night.