‘Car Wash’ singer Gwen set to light up the stage

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The voice of the legendary Seventies soul group Rose Royce, Gwen Dickey, is heading for West Yorkshire as a special guest of the Soul Legends hit show.

Her sensual vocals were a signature of many hits of the era, including ‘Car Wash’, ‘Wishing on a Star’ and ‘Love Don’t Live Here Anymore’.

Rose Royce played an important part in the resurgence of soul music during the 1970s, helping to re-establish the music-making career of songwriting legend Norman Whitfield.

Soul Legends producer Michael Taylor said: “Whitfield was asked to write the score for the motion picture ‘Car Wash’. He and the band visited the film set to soak up the atmosphere. The name Rose Royce not only referenced the film’s subject matter but it also placed Gwen ‘Rose’ Dickey centre stage.

“Gwen’s incredible vocals continue to be in great demand and she lights up the Soul Legends show with her amazing voice.”

The show’s all-star cast will bring to life the music of Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave, Michael Jackson, Barry White and many others.

The show will be at St George’s Hall, Bradford, on Friday, December 5 at 8pm. To book contact 01274 432000.