Raphael Saadiq, Metallica, Dave Matthews Band and Others to Play 'Band Together Bay Area' Benefit

Raphael Saadiq will join Metallica, Dead & Co and more for Band Together, a benefit concert for North Bay Wildfire Relief.
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Raphael Saadiq will join Metallica, Dead & Co and more for Band Together, a benefit concert for North Bay Wildfire Relief. The Oakland, CA-raised musician and producer notes, “Happy to the part of the sublime roster of hardened musical talent; united to benefit those who lost so much in the wildfires. It’s a privilege to help heal through the power of music. I am bringing all my soul. Hope to see everyone there.” Tickets for the concert are available at https://www.bandtogetherbayarea.org.

His performance at the benefit will follow high profile projects over the last year. The Grammy-winner executive produced Solange’s critically lauded 2016 album A Seat at the Table; is the composer for HBO’s hit series Insecure (see him on the show’s ‘Wine Down’ here); executive produced the soundtrack to and co-composed the music for the Sundance documentary STEP; headlined Afropunk Brooklyn in August; performed select dates with Maxwell including a show at the Hollywood Bowl; and made an appearance with A Tribe Called Quest at FYF Fest this summer. Saadiq also produced the recent Little Dragon track “Peace of Mind (feat. Faith Evans)” and co-wrote / appeared on the Rick Ross single “Apple of My Eye.”

Raphael Saadiq has released critically acclaimed solo albums including his five-time Grammy-nominated debut album Instant Vintage and 2004’s Ray Ray. For the last two decades Saadiq has also worked behind the scenes as a celebrated producer and song writer for major artists including D’Angelo (Grammy-winner for “How Does It Feel”), John Legend, Miguel, The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, The Isley Brothers, TLC, Whitney Houston, the Bee Gees, Joss Stone, and the list goes on. His first foray into the international music scene came as a teenager when he performed as part of Sheila E.’s backing band and toured with Prince. He was also a founding member of the multiplatinum-selling group Tony! Toni! Toné!

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