Marlena Shaw

  • Saturday | 20.03.10
  • 8.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £20 General...

One of the last true great singers from the 60’s glory days of jazz, R&B, gospel and soul performs live at Band on the Wall!

Considered a national treasure in the USA, Marlena Shaw‘s 40-year career reads like a who’s who’s of music having fronted or played with, amongst others, Count Basie, Ray Brown, Sammy Davis Jnr, Benny Carter, Joe Williams and Frank Foster. She produced or sung on some of the era’s best know hits and was also the first woman vocalist to be signed to Blue Note. With a later, highly successful foray into disco with the massive hit Touch Me In The Morning, her legacy continues as new-found fans with artists in the rap, dance and hip hop genres such as DJ Shadow, Diplo, Faze Action and St Germain sampling her work.

Expect a night featuring some of her greatest tunes such as California Soul, Mercy Mercy Mercy, Woman Of The Ghetto, Liberation Conversation, Touch Me In The Morning and many more. For a magical evening in the company of a music legend advance booking is strongly recommended.

DJ support from Manchester’s very own soul man Liam Q.

This concert will begin at 8.30pm.