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Hard Rock's PINKTOBER™ Presents: Women Of Rock: Melanie C + Joss Stone + Bananarama + Jamelia + Bonnie Tyler + Escala + Sharon Corr + Tulisa (N-Dubz)
Charity concert raising money for the Caron Keating Foundation, supporting breast cancer research and awareness programs. Special offer available! Visit www.ents24.com/web/offers.html#ComedyMusicOffers for more information.
This event takes place at Royal Albert Hall, which has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Born in Liverpool, Melanie Chisholm hit the public eye as Mel C - one fifth of girl power supergroup Spice Girl. When the girls went their own way, Sporty Spice became Melanie C: Indie Rocker with her top selling album 'Northern Star'. Since going solo back in 1999, Melanie has enjoyed 2 number 1 singles, 6 Top 10 singles and over 3 million album sales.
Over the past few years she has gone on the road with The Spice Girls for their acclaimed Reunion Tour, given birth to daughter Scarlet and made her theatrical debut, playing the part of Mrs Johnstone in West End hit Blood Brothers, for which she received an Olivier nomination for 'Best Actress in a Musical' and was shortlisted in the London Evening Standard Theatre awards in Milton Shulman's 'Outstanding Newcomer' category.
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Only 16 when she made her breakthrough in 2003, this sultry Devon lass possesses an impressive throaty vocal style with both depth and emotion. She made her mark in the US before gaining recognition back home with her debut album 'The Soul Sessions'.
2004's 'Mind, Body and Soul' debuted at #1 in the UK and won her British Female Solo Artist and British Urban Act at the 2005 BRIT Awards, with 'Introducing Joss Stone' setting her up for a MOBO nomination in 2007 and the year also saw a Grammy for her collaboration with John Legend.
She has continued to release a steady flow of new albums, with 2015's 'Water For Your Soul' being her most recent.
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The girl group that defined the '80s are back to their original, record-breaking line-up! Since their unforgettable last performance as a trio on The Brits in 1988, Keren and Sara continued as Bananarama, releasing records and touring to global audiences. Siobhan went on to have hit singles and albums around the world as part of Shakespears Sister before becoming a solo artist.
Bananarama made it into the Guinness Book Of Records as the most successful female group of all time on account of the fact they’d had more hit singles than any other girl band ever. To date they have had 30 chart hits. They hit the top of charts around the world. In the US, Venus became their first #1 single on the Billboard chart. Their combined record sales were over 40 million.
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Signed to Parlophone aged 15, she won MTV Best Video at MOBO Awards in 2000. Since then, Birmingham's Jamelia's has moved from aspiring newcomer to the recognisable female face of UK R'n'B. She sings like a veteran, stars in quality videos and has gained the kind of respect most spend a lifetime trying to achieve.
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The Welsh wonder, perhaps still best known for her classic 1983 single and iconic video; 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart' and 1984's 'Holding Out For A Hero' from the soundtrack to the film 'Footloose'. Bonnie also represented England in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 with 'Believe In Me', which although failing to score highly in the contest, has now become a live favourite, adding to her already large back catalogue of work. When she isn't getting 'lost in France', Bonnie continues to perform and tour.
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Escala rose to fame when they entered Britain’s Got Talent where they reached the final in May 2008. After the show they signed a £1.5million contract with Simon Cowell and went on to release their album Escala in 2009.Escala is comprised of Victoria Lyon & Honor Watson on violin, Stephanie Benedetti on viola and Helen Nash on cello.
Escala have played all over the world and performed with many artists including Katherine Jenkins, Brian May, Richard Ashcroft and Pink Floyd. To name a few performances, the group have appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, on the Sky Sports 2008-09 campaign, and at the James Bond film premiere of Quantum of Solace in London (Leicester Square). Escala continues to be a firm favourite with many, performing in the last few months for organisations such as Facebook, William & Son, Chopard, Citadel and the Professional Footballers Association. As Ambassadors for Help for Heroes, they have performed at the Help for Heroes Rugby Union challenge match at Twickenham Stadium and more recently at the inaugural Cricket for Heroes match at The Oval.
Escala performs extensively for both public and private audiences worldwide and they continue to arrange and record new material, constantly pushing the boundaries of the electric string quartet repertoire.
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Renowned across the globe as the violinist, songwriter and backing vocalist with her siblings The Corrs; Sharon enjoyed enormous success, with 35 million album sales, sold out worldwide stadium tours and a string of number 1 singles and albums. Following her 15 year career with The Corrs and the birth of her two children, Sharon returns to the stage taking the lead on vocals with an album of fresh songs without forgetting her Irish roots.
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N-Dubz singer and X Factor judge, Tulisa has also launched a solo career. With a number of massive hit singles and albums under her belt as part of the UK urban trio, she's already experienced massive success, and with her new status as the nation's sweetheart, her solo career looks set to be even bigger.
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