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Caron Wheeler at The Milton Club

Caron Wheeler at The Milton Club

Caron Wheeler is a British recording artist who gained fame by writing and singing the lead vocals on the two biggest hits for Soul II Soul, "Keep on Movin'" and "Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)".

In addition, she also was a backing vocalist for Elvis Costello in 1983, The Special AKA in 1984 (singing background vocals on the hit single Free Nelson Mandela) and Howard Jones in 1985. She also provided backing vocals for a track on Erasure's album, The Innocents in 1988. She was also a member of the female trio Afrodiziak.

Quite a pedigree,but can you 'do it' live?

The answer is a resounding yes.

Here recent appearance at The Milton Club, Deansgate on Fiday night was billed as part of the successful SOUP PURPOSE series introduced over the last few months.

A busy venue had to wait until midnight(ish) before she appeared,but her short but memorable set was well worth it.

A mixture of ages,races and gender responded equally well to her tracks,especially the global monster hits 'Keep on movin' and of course 'Back to Life'.

Not the chattiest of performers it has to be said,Caron let her singing voice do all the work and she received the ovation she fully deserved.

As ever,the club had a great,friendly atmosphere and our small group all enjoyed the event tremendously.

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Published: 14-Jul-2015 (3173)

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