Midnight Train To Georgia – Gladys Knight & The Pips
A 1973 number-one hit single by Gladys Knight & the Pips, their second release after departing Motown Records for Buddah Records. Written by Jim Weatherly, the song won the 1974 Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus and has become Knight’s signature song.
Patti Labelle – New Attitude
LaBelle began her career in the early 1960s as lead singer and front woman of the vocal group, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. Following the group’s name change to Labelle in the early 1970s, they released the iconic disco song “Lady Marmalade” and the group later became the first African-American vocal group to land the cover of Rolling Stone magazine
James Brown – The Payback
The Payback is considered a high point in Brown’s recording career, and is now regarded by critics as a landmark funk track with ts revenge-themed title, a #1 R&B hit, and one of the most famous songs from James Brown canon.
Luther Vandross – Always And Forever
During his career, Vandross sold over 35 million records worldwide, and received eight Grammy Awards including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance four different times. He won a total of four Grammy Awards in 2004 including the Grammy Award for Song of the Year.
Marvin Gaye – Heard It Through The Grapevine
Gaye recorded more than thirty hit singles for Motown throughout the 1960s, becoming established as “the Prince of Motown”. Gaye topped the charts in 1968 with his rendition of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”.
Roberta Flack And Donny Hathaway – Where Is The Love
The song was written by Ralph MacDonald and William Salter, and released in 1972, it peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and spent a week each at number one on the Billboard Easy Listening chart (July 1972), and won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
Donna Summer – Bad girls (Official Video)
“Bad Girls” became a worldwide success, peaking within the top-ten in seven countries, including Spain and New Zealand. In the United States, it spent five weeks at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold over two million copies, simultaneously becoming, alongside “Hot Stuff”, her most successful single.
Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay
The song co-written by soul singer Otis Redding and guitarist Steve Cropper, was released on Stax Records’ Volt label in 1968, becoming the first posthumous single to top the charts in the US.
ALEXANDER O’NEAL ‘THE RESURRECTED TOUR’
Praised by critics for having a voice with the same grain and range as Otis Reading, Alexander O’Neal came to prominence as an RnB singer in both the US and UK territories with a stream of hits that included ‘If You Were Here Tonight’, ‘Saturday Love’, ‘Never Knew Love Like This’ & ‘Fake’. Orginally signed in his early days by the late legend Prince, he has secured his name in the R&B history books, with a career that has spanned over thirty years. His much loved, chart smash ‘Criticize’ is still lighting up dance floors across the world today and became integral to the soundtrack of the teenage years of Generation X.
Hailing from Minneapolis, Alexander has created a cult appreciation across the globe, that transends age and genre. His back catalogue transporting his singles into the UK and Billboard top tens as well as a triple platinum selling album and ever expanding discography. Having flirted briefly with and quickly shunned a celebrity TV career, Alexander’s heart is firmly in music and he remains loyal to the thousands who buy his records, with an ever present passion to keep his sound alive and contemporary.
2018 will see the release of Alexander’s first studio album for 15 years, a sensational blues album, with an undeniable maturity to his great soul voice. He is also currently in the studio re- recording his most famous album, the million selling smash ‘Hearsay’ , due for release in time for Xmas 2017. Earlier this year he released his hard hitting, blockbuster autobiography, and has undertaken what will become a 50 date UK tour to celebrate 30 years of the album.
Alexander is looking forward to stepping into the footsteps of his hero Marvin Gaye, when he ends April’s tour on the hallowed stage of The London Palladium. He will be playing all of his hits and some new material. In his own words, Alexander says: “It’s gonna be a party and kind of right , you know it!”
Tour Dates 2018
Friday 6th April Armadillo Glasgow
Saturday 7th April Lowry Salford
Sunday 8th April City Hall Hull
Wednesday 18th April Cliffs Pavillion Southend
Thursday 19th April Colston Hall Bristol
Friday 20th April Town Hall Birmingham
Tuesday 24th April De Montford Hall Leicester
Wednesday 25th April London Palladium London