Soul sensations to sing the hits

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THE Great American Soul Book is the name of one of the most talked-about shows to reach these shores in many a year.

It can be seen at Derby’s Assembly Rooms on Thursday, March 17, starting at 7.30pm, and features a stunning live band, made up of crack musicians from the backing groups of Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and others, performing some of the greatest soul songs ever written.

The legendary Gary US Bonds will host the show, and as well as singing his own hits such as New Orleans and Quarter To Three. Gary will be teaming up with another soul veteran – Ben E King – and between them they will be belting out songs that have provided the soundtrack to so many people’s lives.These include In The Midnight Hour, Respect, Higher and Higher, Soul Man, Try A Little Tenderness, Mustang Sally, Under The Boardwalk and Stand By Me.

Tickets cost £17-£20 and are available by calling the box office on 01332 255800.