The quartet T.O.K has always been known for their versatility, which allows them to straddle the musical worlds of dancehall, with its heavy deejay-driven riddims, and reggae, allowing them to showcase their vocals.
On Tuesday, they showed off that versatility at another staging of Behind the Screen at Tracks and Records in St Andrew.
They sang, deejayed, danced and pranced in order to woo the moderate-sized audience, a far cry from the wall-to-wall sea of bodies which has crammed into the venue for previous showings. T.O.K did not seem daunted by the less-than-capacity filled venue. They still performed credibly.
However, their absence from the local scene seemed to affect their ability to make a more than ‘OK’ connection with the audience.
Taking to the stage just after 11:00 pm, the four artistes dressed in turquoise trousers and black shirts complemented by grey vests, opened with Just Got Paid.
They kept the momentum going with Good Like Gold then popular Cut Eye at which time group member Flex revealed that following two weeks of rehearsals, he had lost his voice and, therefore, resigned to being the night’s ‘hypeman’.
Gone a Lead, Wine to the Ground, Yardie, Tears and Missing You — a new track produced by ZJ Sparks with a cover of the Diana Ross classic as its chorus — would precede Nah Give Up for which Bay C took to the guitar and Craig played bass.
For the home stretch, the group would raise the tempo with No Man and a frenzied Solid as a Rock, before simmering to round out the night with the hugely popular Guardian Angel and Footprints.
The evening’s emcee Stacious would ensure T.O.K returned for an encore featuring She’s Blazin and When the Eagles Cry.