The Stylistics are one of the world's best loved and long-lasting disco and soul groups.
Whilst the line-up and hairstyles may have changed, the mellow tones were just as we remembered. When you do the maths, you realise The Stylistics have been around for 37 years, and not surprisingly most of the audience were older than this too.
The band started off gently but by the fourth song, Stone In Love with You, the audience came alive, singing along to the familiar beat.
The two remaining original members of the group, Airrion Love and Herb Murrell, along with Van Fields and Eban Brown, who both joined in 2000, delivered classic after classic including such favourites as Stop, Look Listen and Betcha By Golly Wow along with a smooth dance routine that would make the manager of any boy-band proud.
At a larger venue you could have been forgiven if you had thought it was just another good tribute band, but at the Jam House you got the feeling The Stylistics were singing directly to each and every woman in the audience.
Towards the end of their set, The Stylistics delivered a superb rendition of You Make Me Feel Brand New, leading to some serious hand-holding amongst the older couples in the audience, rekindling the memories that brought them together.
They closed their 70 minute performance in true style with my all time favourite I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love), which reached number one in the UK 30 years ago, and finally got the crowd rocking.
Chatting to Herb Murrell afterwards, he told me they enjoyed playing smaller venues such as The Jam House as they "could see the folks up close and could pull people into the show" and loved the intimacy of being so close to the audience. He recalled playing back in Birmingham in 1973 and said that hopefully they will have some new music to play soon - so watch this space soul fans.
J C Kim