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Patience Bambalele

Fans of R&B music should brace themselves for real quality music tomorrow when award-winning Brian McKnight performs at the Coca-Cola Dome in Northgate.

The man who has distinguished himself with his inspiring and touching love songs starts his three-legged tour, dubbed "The Love Knight Tour", at the Coca-Cola Dome.

On Sunday he moves to Cape Town's Bellville and l wraps up the tour in style at Durban's Inkosi Albert Luthuli Centre on Wednesday.

Though he has many albums under his belt, Back at One, released in 1999, made him more famous. Even today, Back at One still enjoys massive airplay on many radio stations.

Since his career started in 1992, McKnight has released timeless music with a strong love influence.

In a fluid industry, the singer has managed to get his fan base happy for all these yearst is unbelievable that he is still creating beautiful music 15 years on and continues to wow crowds worldwide.

Famous for his mellow voice, McKnight will share the stage with local artists such as Loyiso Bala and Fiso, who will perform before the star's main show.

Bala has a bright future in the music industry. From the release of his debut album, Wine, Woman and Song, the former member of the Drakensberg Boys' Choir has done well for himself.

During his final year at St Stithian's College, he teamed up with TKZee Family on a compilation album titled Guz 2001.

His ability and talent were showcased in the two songs on the album - a remake of Michael Jackson's Off the Wall and a song he composed at the age of 16, Girl Without a Name. The Guz 2001 album has sold in excess of 150000 units.

Bala is a versatile musician who can fit in any genre and also a member of the Bala Brothers group. Fiso released an album, Mina Ngedwa, towards the end of last year.

Tickets cost between R180 to R350 at Computicket.