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I was lucky enough to venture up to Bangkok on the weekend with my girlfriends to see John Legend at Bitec. He was nothing short of incredible. Backed by a full band, horn section and back up singers, the American singer and songwriter is the full package, talented, full of charisma and moves as well as easy on the eye!

He warmed the crowd not only with his soulful singing but impressing us with his Thai phrases, of course married to supermodel Chrissy Teigan who is half Thai and half Norwegian helped with this.

He has amassed a string of awards since the release of his number one single “All of Me” in 2013, including an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2015 for “Glory” from the movie Selma, and ten Grammy Awards and also a Golden Globe.

Toons Tunes for today is a remake of the 1975 Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes track “Wake Up Everybody”, which at the time spent two weeks at number one on the Hot Soul Singles Chart. John Legend is joined by Common, The Roots and Melanie Fiona for their 2010 version from their politically themed album Wake Up!

 

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Originally from New Zealand, Donna Toon has been living in Thailand for the last 9 years with her husband Scot and their two boys Jackson and Oliver. After graduating with a Degree in Hospitality Management, Donna has travelled the world with a desire to develop her craft. A recent move from hospitality has seen Donna immerse herself into the media and radio industry, consulting for a number of media companies.

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