DIRECT FROM THE USA. . .
ODYSSEY, THE THREE DEGREES’ Sheila Ferguson & voice of ROSE ROYCE Gwen Dickey
Sat 25 March, 2017 8pm
The SSE ARENA, Belfast
2 Queen’s Quay, Belfast BT3 9QQ £32.50 plus booking fees
SSEArenaBelfast.com 028 9073 9074 0844 277 4455 (24 hours) ticketmaster.ie
Direct from the USA, Odyssey, Sheila Ferguson of the Three Degrees and voice of Rose Royce Gwen Dickey are flying into Belfast to perform together at the SSE Arena on Saturday, March 25.
It is a chance for fans of the Seventies and Eighties icons to get their dancing shoes on and “use it up and wear it out” one last time, according to the show’s producer Pete Tobit of GRT Entertainments.
“Songs like Use it Up, Wear it Out; When Will I See You Again; Car Wash; Native New Yorker and Going Back to My Roots were Stateside soul classics,” he says. “The tunes crossed the Atlantic as the American soul explosion gripped the UK in during Seventies.”
The SSE Arena soul compilation concert show features the SOS Live Band plus:
Odyssey – fronted by New Yorker Steven Collazo, performing their number one hits Inside Out, If You’re Looking for a Way Out, Hang Together and Magic Touch along with the dancefloor anthem Use It Up Wear It Out, Native New Yorker and Going Back to My Roots.
Philadelphia born Sheila Ferguson – the original member of chart-topping trio The Three Degrees. She will be performing her million sellers Woman in Love, Take Good Care of Yourself; My Simple Heart, Year of Decision, The Runner, Giving Up Giving In and Dirty Ol’ Man as well as UK chart number one When Will I See You Again. The songbird was instrumental in the launch of the famous Philadelphia International record label in the States as a performer – the Three Degrees vocals featuring on one of the label’s very first hits TSOP by MFSB.
And finally, Pete Tobit promises that you will be able to hear a pin drop as Mississippi-born Gwen Dickey sings Rose Royce’s famous ballad Wishing On a Star in the show-stealing moment of the evening. “Gwen’s soaring vocals are so incredible the audience is reduced to a stunned silence before being whipped to a frenzy with party favourites Car Wash, Ain’t Nobody and Is It Love You’re After,” he says. Love Don’t Live Here Anymore and Ooh Boy complete the set.
“Starring artists who recorded on the legendary Philadelphia International label,” says Pete, “appeared on the iconic Soul Train TV show and filled the dancefloor of the legendary New York nightspot Studio 54, America’s finest come together on one stage for one last time.
“Don’t miss the ultimate Stateside soul night out.”