Rumour has it that UK soul singer Seal snagged supermodel/”Project Runway” host Heidi Klum once she checked him out in skintight bicycle shorts. Were they designed by Leanne Marshall? He aims to one-up “Kiss From A Rose” with the just-released Soul, a collection of covers that meld acid jazz arrangements and sinuous vox into serious heat-seeking R&B. (Though I prefer Missy’s take on “I Can’t Stand The Rain.”) He’s been the music business since 1991, so take a chance on a seasoned performer who knows how to make it work onstage.

Thu., April 16, 8 p.m., 2009