Ruby Turner to perform at the Peterborough Key Theatre in January 2020
Soul, gospel and R 'n' B singer, Ruby Turner, will be returning to the Peterborough Key Theatre in January, following her sell-out visit in 2018.
For many years, she has been regarded as having one of the greatest voices the UK has ever produced.
She is said to be able to ‘breathe life and meaning into a song, whether it is a passionate, soaring ballad or a soulful up-tempo groove’.
Her career, to date, has included major tours, film, TV and theatre appearances.
Born in Jamaica, Ruby moved to England when she was nine and her major break came when she was taken under the wings of British blues legend, the late Alexis Korner.
Her first album, ‘Women Hold Up Half The Sky’, was released to critical acclaim in 1986.
This period spawned the hits ‘If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)' and ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ and, in the American R 'n' B chart, the number one hit single ‘It’s Gonna Be Alright’.
Later, she released the hit album ‘The Motown Songbook’ on which she performed with some of the great stars of that era - The Four Tops, The Temptations and Jimmy Ruffin.From this album she also released the smash single ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’.
In 2009, Ruby released 'I’m Travelling On' – a brand new album of vintage gospel with the single ‘This Train’, which received a considerable amount of radio airplay. In the summer of 2014 Ruby released her album, ‘All That I Am.’
On December 4, 2015, East West Records (Warner Music) released a new album of 22 classic collaborations of Ruby Turner and Jools Holland, entitled 'Jools & Ruby.’
She’s often a favourite on Jools Holland’s annual Hootenanny.
Ruby’s own songs have been covered by artists such as Lulu, Yazz and Maxi Priest, while her vocal prowess has been employed to good effect by Brian Ferry, Mick Jagger, Steve Winwood, and Jools Holland.
Ruby Turner performs at the Key Theatre, in Peterborough, on Friday, January 24, 2020.
For tickets, book online at www.vivacity.org or call the Key Theatre box office on 01733 207239.
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