The 60’s and 70’s was renowned for the output of some of the worlds greatest music Motown, Philly, Soul, Funk & Blues. It was a period that bought about brand new record labels such as Stax Records who produced fine artists like Otis Redding, Booker T & The MG’s and Sam & Dave to rival the sounds of Berry Gordy’s Motown Records. As one of the highest earning African American businesses the Motown label emerged with a fantastic team of staff and artists that played an important role in the racial integration of popular music. Motown Records and its subsidiary labels including Tamla Motown were the most successful components of what came to be known as The Motown Sound, a style of soul music with a distinct pop influence. Philadelphia Soul with Teddy Pendergrass, Patti Labell and McFadden &Whitehead also played a major part of that whole musical explosion with it’s own unique story. Colin Roy has created an unrivalled compilation of Motown, Soul and Philly hits in a truly outstanding show with songs that will take you on a feel good rollercoaster ride you’ll want to experience again and again.
Diana Ross & The Supremes
The Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown's acts and are, to date, America's most successful vocal group. With Diana Ross as lead vocalist The Supremes are one of Motown Records top selling artists with 12 number one hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 with hits that include Baby Love, Stop In The Name of Love, You Can't Hurry Love, A'int No Mountain High Enough and Endless Love duet with Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown Records in the 1960s, first as an in-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of hits, including Sexual Healing, A'int That Peculiar, Lets Get It On, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Stop Look Listen, You Are Everything with Diana Ross and What's Going On a song that has stood the test of time, so relevant today
The Temptations were originally members of two rival Detroit vocal groups and when you mention names like David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Ottis Willams, Paul Willams, Dennis Edwards and Melvin Franklin it is time To Get Ready to party. Hits include Treat Her Like A Lady, Ball Of Confusion, Just My Imagination, Papa Was A Rollin' Stone and Ain't Too Proud To Beg. Known for their choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy wardrobe, the group was highly influential in the evolution of R&B and Soul Music.
Sweet Soul & Motown
Sweet Soul & Motown is a must see show starring Colin Roy together with dazzling female singers and the supremely talented Colin Roy Band featuring top London West End and Jools Holland players. The show has been created with a perfect blend of sing along classics from some of the great legends of Motown & Soul. Includes hits from The Temptations (My Girl) The Four Tops (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (Dancing In The Street) Diana Ross (Baby Love) Al Green (Let’s Stay Together) Otis Redding (Mustang Sally) and so much more.