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Wed 6th Feb at 7:45pm
David Gest's Legends of Soul Spectacular
@ St Helens Theatre Royal, St Helens
Featuring: Percy Sledge, Candi Staton, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Peabo Bryson, Sheila Ferguson, Deniece Williams, Martha Wash, Dorothy Moore, Eddie Floyd, Kim Weston, GC Cameron, Brenda Holloway, David Gest
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David Gest's Legends of Soul Spectacular: Percy Sledge + Candi Staton + Martha Reeves & The Vandellas + Peabo Bryson + Sheila Ferguson + Deniece Williams + Martha Wash + Dorothy Moore + Eddie Floyd + Kim Weston + GC Cameron + Brenda Holloway + David Gest
Percy Sledge will forever be associated with When A Man Loves A Woman, a pleading, soulful ballad he sang with wrenching, convincing anguish and passion. It was a voice that made him one of the key figures of deep Southern soul during the late 60s and remained popular into the 21st Century.
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A legendary soul and disco singer whose massive seventies hits include 'Nights On Broadway' and 'Young Hearts Run Free'. Raw and ravaged, hers is a voice with a tear in it, singing songs of love, pain and hope. 'Staton deserves to be right up there alongside Aretha and Gladys in the soul pantheon'- Mojo.
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Martha Reeves is Motown's ultimate soul diva and lead singer of the girl group Martha and The Vandellas. During her time with The Vandellas, they scored over a dozen hit singles, including Nowhere To Run, Dancing In The Street, Heatwave, Third Finger Left Hand and Jimmy Mac.
After leaving Motown in 1972, Martha continued to expand her musical horizons, establishing herself as a singer/songwriter with few limitations, singing rock, jazz, country, gospel, blues and classical.
Martha continues to perform, both solo and with her Vandellas - sisters Lois (Motown-era Vandella since 1967) and Delphine (since mid-1980s).
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Member of The Three Degrees, the disco and soul trio whose seventies hits included When Will I See You Again and The Runner. Sheila reclaimed the spotlight in late 2004 after her appearance on the ITV reality game show, I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.
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The highlights of Martha Wash"s career create a colourful history, telling the story of dance and pop music from the days of disco to the present. She has toured and performed with the world's top entertainers. In addition to her work with countless superstars, and Martha's projects with Black Box and C&C Music Factory, she was half of the magnificent duo Two Tons of Fun, which evolved into the Weather Girls with the release of "It's Raining Men".
She is responsible for some of the top-selling, most recognizable pop hits of the 80s and 90s; as well as The Weather Girls' "It"s Raining Men", listen out for C&C Music Factory"s "Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" and Black Box"s "Strike It Up".
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Eddie Floyd, born 25th June 1939 in Montgomery Alabama, is a singer/songwriter known for his 1966 hit song 'Knock on Wood' (which he co-wrote with Steve Cropper) and other songs from the Memphis Soul Music era at Stax Records. He wrote songs for himself and other artists including Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding. He is a member of the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and has received other honours throughout his nearly 50 year career in music.
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Legendary Motown artist. Her duet with Marvin Gaye "It Takes Two" is a genuine classic. Other hits include "Helpless" and "Take Me In Your Arms And Rock Me". Kim performs a selection of Blues, Gospel, Jazz and of course a sprinkling of Motown.
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Following a successful career as a music producer and having worked with world-famous celebrities such as Michael Jackson and ex-wife Liza Minnelli, David Gest finally achieved true stardom after making 4th place on the 2006 series I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!
His popularity on the show led to three ITV series in his name. David has rarely been out of the limelight since.
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Venue: St Helens Theatre Royal
Phone: 01744 756000
→ St Helens Central 3 min walk