Photo and review by: Jamie LeBlanc (Three Bears and a Cat Photography)
Venue: The National, Richmond, VA
Date: April 13th, 2023
Trinity Laure’Ale Home, more commonly known as Tink brought the house down this Thursday night at the National in Richmond, VA! She did not come alone, bringing R&B friends Rixhy B, KB Mike, and Lehla Samia to get the crowd ready! Tink’s friends came on to warm up the crowd for about an hour and a half. One of the highlights could be seen from Lehla. When the soundboard suddenly working during her set, she did not let that slow her down. She looked out to the crowd and said ” y’all ready for some acapella”? For the next 4 songs, Lehla didn’t NEED music, she had the entire sold out crowd singing back up for her.
After her set, the sound board was fixed, the lights dimmed, Tink’s back up dancers strutted on stage, and the crowd ERUPTED! Tink proceeded to perform her set utilizing the entire stage, and even a raised stage with a large screen behind with stunning visuals. She didn’t let her dancers have all the fun, at least once per song she showed her incredible talent was not limited to her voice, but also her dance. After the show, I got a chance to speak to some of the fans who loved the fact she played her classics AND new hits. One fan said “This was the the most lit show he’s seen in Richmond!” All in all, Tink proved that perseverance in the music industry pays off!