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The Great Voices Of Soul
An award winning line-up of some of the world’s most pioneering soul artists will come to The SSE Arena, Wembley in November.
Featuring legends such as Patti LaBelle, Soul II Soul and The Whispers, the bill includes Grammy-award winners, BRIT award nominees, Billboard toppers and chart toppers.
The group “The Ordettes” was founded by Patti LaBelle in 1961 on. A huge hit of the girl group was "Decatur Street. In 1970 the group name changed in LaBelle and this also transformed their style in a mixture of soul, disco and funk complete with extravagant attire in the style of the “glam rock”. The biggest hit from this period was “Lady Marmalade” (Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?). In 1976 the group disbanded and Patti LaBelle started her solo career. The soul diva scores several solo hits such as the duet "On My Own" with Michael McDonald and classic ballad hits such as “If You Only Knew” and “You Are My Friend”. The successful soul singer won Grammy Awards for Best R&B Vocal Performance and Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance. Although she’s widely known for classic moonstruck ballads, her diverse musical tastes have only enhanced her versatility. Today Patti continues to receive a respectful nod from the new litter of pop-pound. So was homage paid to the soul diva with a hip-hop infused rendition of the hit “Lady Marmalade”, which appeared on the soundtrack for Academy Award winning silver screen musical “Moulin Rouge”.
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Johnny Ed and the boys playing some mean and dirty blues and r'n'b.
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Seventies soul diva and voice of Rose Royce is still 'Wishing On A Star' at the 'Car Wash'. Gwen left Rose Royce in 1980 and ever since has been performing as a solo artist around the UK. She has also worked with Jay-Z in 1998 on his own composition called 'Wishing On A Star', featuring Gwen who re-recorded some of her original lyrics. Meanwhile the classic songs have been covered in recent years, including Mary J. Blige ('I’m Going Down'), Faith Evans ('Love Don’t Live Here Anymore'), Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott ('Car Wash'), proof that Gwen's material has injured by today's artists.
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Soul II Soul
Soul II Soul have been producing memorable quality music since the late eighties. They've sold over 6.8 million albums in 35 territories across the globe and appeared on over 100 compilation albums. Their Club Classics Vol. 1 album was named one of the top 50 British Albums Ever by Q Magazine. They began as a sound system in the early 80s, playing at various house blues parties, street parties and local youth clubs, adopting a unique style which became known as 'Funki Dred'. Soul II Soul signed to Virgin Records, and the rest is history. Tracks such as 'Keep On Movin' and 'Back To Life' have stood the test of time.
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Caron Wheeler is a British soul singer, probably best known as the voice behind Soul II Soul's classic tracks Keep on Movin' and Back To Life, After her success with Soul II Soul, Wheeler embarked on a solo career, releasing two albums: UK Blak (1990) and Beach of the War Goddess (1993).
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One of the most successful UK soul bands of the 1980's, Loose Ends first hit the charts in 1985 with 'Hanging on a String' which went to number one in the USA and hit the national top 10 in the UK. More hits followed on both sides of the Atlantic with 'Magic Touch', 'Slow Down' and 'Watching You (Watching Me)'. In 1990 two of the original members, Jane Eugene and Steve Nichol, left the band and were replaced with Linda Carriere and Sunay Suleyman, who joined founding member Carl McIntosh, and who have now brought Loose Ends back to overwhelming demand.
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The Whispers, Mali'sa Morgan
The SSE Arena, Wembley
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