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A weekend of Soul. Funk, Disco and Motown featuring DJs, tributes and major artists
Wet Wet Wet
80s pop sensations, Glaswegian quartet Wet Wet Wet had a meteoric rise to fame and success from humble beginnings. Renowned for their brilliant soulful ballads, perfectly hand crafted songs and exceptional live performances, the Wet's went on to sell in excess of 15 million records, enjoying three number one hit records; With a Little Help From My Friends, Goodnight Girl and Love Is All Around from the film Four Weddings And A Funeral which spent a staggering 15 weeks at the number one position. In 2018 Graeme, Tommy and Neil welcomed Kevin Simm as the new singer of Wet Wet Wet. Kevin is best known for his time in Liberty X and as winner of the 2016 series of The Voice.
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Odyssey's UK top 10 classic hits include Native New Yorker, Use It Up And Wear It Out, Looking For A Way Out, Inside Out and Going Back To My Roots as well as the rare groove soul anthem Don't Tell Me Tell Her. Their fusion of soul, pop, dance, jazz, funk and latin-caribbean rhythms continue to make them popular around the world. In the great tradition that has made them famous, Odyssey's new releases carry their classic sound forward as "old school meets new school meets old school". Please note, Odyssey does not feature the original line up.
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The Real Thing
The UK's own disco pioneers The Real Thing still whip up the crowds from the minute they hit the stage. Following the sad passing of Eddy Amoo, his brother Chris and Dave Smith have decided to continue as a duo backed by The Real Thing band. Return to the glory days of dance music with the real music legends in a soulsational evening of non-stop, live dancefloor anthems including You to Me Are Everything, Can't Get By Without You and Can You Feel the Force. Backed by their critically acclaimed band, one of The Real Thing's original frontmen, Chris Amoo plus Dave Smith, revive the sensational 70s and 80s, performing all of the UK's most successful soul group's formidable repertoire. Rainin' Through the Sunshine, So Much Love to Give and Love's Such a Wonderful Thing give way to the classic Children of the Ghetto famously covered by Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire. Also featuring a specially composed tribute to the biggest dance hits of their era, including Ladies Night, Ain't No Stopping us Now and Celebration, prepare to use up and wear out the dancefloor one last time! " ... these guys are pure class, and really hold up their songs vocally, even after all these years" - Clair Woodward, Sunday Express
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The Edwin Starr Band - The Team featuring Angelo Starr
The late great Edwin Starr's brother Angelo Starr is the original musical director of The Team. He has now taken over lead vocals performing all the fantastic Edwin Starr classics, plus dynamic performances of some great Motown & Soul covers. Edwin Starr's original 8 piece band The Team, who backed Edwin on all his shows are still intact, with sax, keyboard, lead guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussion & female backing vocalist.
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Ray was originally with The Drifters spanning the period 1980-1988, and now recreates that great sound of Motown for which he was famously known for. Tap your toe, sit and sway or dance the night away to your favourite Drifters hits including ‘Saturday Night At The Movies’, ‘Under The Boardwalk’, ‘Come On Over To My Place’ and ‘Kissing In The Back Row’.
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The first British born black female with a reggae song at the top of the British charts. An extremely well regarded singer songwriter best known for a string of reggae hits, Janet Kay has shown that she can also work well in other genres.
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Carroll Thompson is an English Lovers rock singer, best known for her work in the 1980s.
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Jimmy James and The Vagabonds
During the mid to late '60s, Jimmy James and the Vagabonds were one of the most popular soul acts on the live circuit, only rivalled by labelmates Geno Washington & His Ram Jam Band. Jimmy’s recording of Neil Diamond's ‘Red, Red Wine’ in 1969, taken from the Vagabonds’ second album ‘Open up your Soul’, gave them their first commercial hit record. He continues to play to full houses on the cabaret circuit across England and has appeared with artistes such as The Drifters, The Four Tops and the late Edwin Starr.
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