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Cherrelle and Alexander O'Neal: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Frank Owen, Melody Maker, 8 March 1986

IN THE LATEST edition of Monitor, Chris Stubbs suggests that soul music's fading calling card is now sex music. And it's certainly true that the latest generation of soul singers (Eugene Wilde, Freddie Jackson, Alexander O'Neal) lack a tragic dimension to their artifice.

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