A Soulful Night To Remember
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Dubbed the biggest American soul compilation show ever to tour UK theatres, a who’s who of soul music – Shalamar, The Delfonics, Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle, original member of The Stylistics Russell Thompkins Jnr, Shanice and Fern Kinney – star in A Soulful Night to Remember which comes to town early next year (2019)
Show promoter David Halford of Artistes International Management says the biggest headache faced in putting so many legendary soul singers on stage in one night has been squeezing all the platinum-selling hits into one evening.
Didn’t I Blow Your Mind, A Whole New World, Betcha By Golly Wow, Tonight I Celebrate My Love for You, Ready Or Not, I Can Make You Feel Good, You Are Everything, Together We are Beautiful, I Love your Smile, Friends, I’m Stone in Love With You and, of course, A Night To Remember are just a dozen of the chart-toppers to be performed live.
“What’s extra-special,” says David, “is that all these legendary artists will be up close and personal with music fans. I often think that the intimacy soul music demands can be lost in arena shows.
“By directing performances to the cream of UK theatres, members of the audience will be able to experience each of the performers’ captivating vocals as if they were singing to them alone.”
Joining the parade of Stateside soul superstars in A Soulful Night to Remember is the UK’s finest Daisy Dance. David promises: “Ready or not, this is going to be a night to remember!”
Having previously sold out UK theatre tours, Shalamar – Howard Hewitt, Jeffrey Daniel and Carolyn Griffey – return, but this time with an all-star accompaniment.
Jeffrey invented the Moon Walk, made famous by Michael Jackson, and the Shalamar songbook of solid-gold hits includes Take That to the Bank, I Owe You One, Make That Move, There it Is and Dead Giveaway as well as A Night to Remember, I Can Make You Feel Good and Friends.
Lead vocalist and founding member William Hart’s lilting falsetto vocals took songs like La-La (Means I Love You), Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) and Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide From Love), to the top of the charts with The Delfonics during the late Sixties and early Seventies..
The songwriter and producer has continued the legacy, performing ceaselessly around the world, introducing new generations to the group’s heritage of solid-gold soul hits.
The double Grammy Award-winning artist established himself as a chart-topping soul singer in The States, before becoming renowned internationally as a hit duet artist with the likes of Roberta Flack, Celine Dion and Regina Belle.
With Celine he recorded the title track from the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast and with Regina, A Whole New World from Disney’s Aladdin.
Her breakthrough singles Baby Come to Me and Make it Like it Was saw Regina paired with Peabo Bryson on hit duets Without You and A Whole New World. The former was the love theme from the hit comedy Leonard Part 6 and the latter, from Aladdin, saw her and Bryson awarded a Grammy.
Russell Thompkins – original member of The Stylistics
Many of The Stylistics hits during the early Seventies were built upon Russell’s soaring high tenor vocals. And he brings that original sound to the stage today with the New Stylistics. Performing songs from a hit list that includes Betcha by Golly Wow, I Can’t Give You Anything, I’m Stone in Love With You, You’ll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart), Break Up to Make Up, You Make Me Feel Brand New, Sing Baby Sing, Can’t Help Falling in Love, Na-Na is the Saddest Word and Star in a TV Show.
Her single I Love Your Simile, released on Motown Records, reached the top 10 in 22 countries, launching a career that has seen her vocals feature on many hit movies including Disney’s Pocahontas.
The pinnacle of the accomplished singer’s career is the single Together We are Beautiful, which hit the number one spot in the UK Singles Chart in 1980.
One for the future: Daisy has appeared on TV’s All Together Now and is a singer/songwriter who has performed at the O2, Wembley, Glastonbury and The Jazz Café.
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