New jack swing favorites Guy rode a string of R&B hits to fame in the late ‘80s, cementing their status as icons of the genre with their appearance in Mario Van Peebles aptly-titled 1991 film New Jack City. Boasting an impressive catalog of Top 5 R&B classics from their heyday, the group continues to dazzle at their live shows, often touring with other choice era acts like Al B. Sure and Tony! Toni! Tone! On the road again in 2014, Guy is sure to have plenty of booties in the aisles as they treat fans to electric renditions of funky hits like “My Fantasy” and crowd-favorite “I Like.”
Formed in Harlem in 1987, Guy pioneered the burgeoning R&B subgenre new jack swing with their self-titled 1988 debut LP. The album went double platinum on the strength of three Top 5 R&B hits, raising the group’s profile and leading to writing gigs for a variety of artists including Bobby Brown and Boy George. 1990 sophomore LP The Future contained another string of hits, topping the R&B chart and landing the band a featured role in the 1991 gangster classic New Jack City. After a hiatus in the ‘90s, the band reunited for 2000’s Guy III, which contained their biggest pop hit to date with “Dancin’”. Back on tour in 2014, Guy will share the stage with a host of other legendary R&B acts that includes Salt-n-Pepa and El Debarge.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
“Guy was incredible, Aaron and Damian started the show with “I Like!” They snapped, Aaron Hall still has it, he came out his shirt, he pumped the floor on stage, he came out into the crowd and sang “I Miss You”… Finally Teddy Riley hit the stage, the crowd went wild.”
“Guy- great energy…Vocals were good. Showmanship great!”
“Guy was good, Aaron Hall is a character! It was so cool to hear Teddy Riley too!”