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Ruby Turner

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For many years Ruby Turner has been regarded as having one of the greatest voices the UK has ever produced.

Ruby can 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 been sensational with 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. 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 receiving a considerable amount of radio airplay. In the summer of 2014 Ruby released her latest album, All That I Am

A very prolific songwriter, many of Ruby’s 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.

Described as truly the genuine article and blessed with a voice that has been likened to Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin, Ruby continues to win the hearts and minds of an ever growing and diverse fan base.

  • Duration: 1hr 50mins (includes interval)
  • Price: £27.50

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