MS Ruby Turner demonstrated yet again,what an exceptional vocal talent she is.Indeed,always has been.
Ever since her arrival on the music scene if the 80's, she has never been far from prominence and quite apart from her long standing relationship with Jools Holland,she remains one of the UK's great live performers.
A mature audience at Bury Met last night loved every minute of her set.Not only was the voice in great form(Take it to the limit and So Amazing showed it particularly well)but she also charmed us with stories from her career.
Backed,as such artists frequently are,by a superb Quartet of musicians,each of whom impressed with their own 'solos'..
A secound act was full of some of Ruby's great Gospel tracks,including her homage to Sister Rossetta 'This Train' and of course,the Great and sadly departed Etta James's 'I would rather go blind'.Stunning.
She had never played this venue before,she mentioned,but on the strength of last night i imagine she WILL be back.
Please make sure YOU are there..
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