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Soul singer Ruby Turner at The Platform

John Freeman

Ruby Turner, one of the UK's finest soul singers, will be returning to Morecambe's Platform venue on Friday 14th May..

Born in Jamaica, Ruby grew up in Montego Bay but relocated to England when she was nine. Her major break came when she was taken under the wings of Britain's own Blues legend, Alexis Korner. She joined Culture Club at the height of their stardom in the 1980s.

A number of solo hits followed including 'If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)', 'I'd Rather Go Blind', and 'It's Gonna Be Alright'. Ruby has also sung on musical releases by such musical icons as Brian Ferry, UB40, Stevie Winwood, Jools Holland and Mick Jagger's solo album.

A regular guest on Jools Holland`s Later, Ruby has performed on Comic Relief and sang the national anthem for Her Majesty The Queen at the opening of the Millenium Dome.

Ruby's latest album 'I'm Travelling On' is a collection of vintage Gospel with the single 'This Train' becoming extremely popular with radio. Her single 'The Informer' with Jools Holland, was one of last year`s most played songs on Radio 2.

Ruby can breathe life and meaning into a song whether it is a passionate soaring ballad or a soulful up tempo groove.

Described as "truly the genuine article and blessed with a voice that has been likened to Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin" she continues to win the hearts and minds of an ever growing and diverse fan base.

Ruby performed to a full house at The Platform last year – book early to avoid disappointment. The show will start at 8pm and tickets cost £15 from the box office on 01524 582803.

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Ruby Turner's YouTube Channel (Note: some videos are not available in the UK)