One of the UK’s greatest voices, Ruby Turner, heads to Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 17 February. Known for her long established collaboration with Jools Holland, Ruby can breathe life and meaning into a song whether it is a passionate soaring ballad or a soulful up-tempo groove.
Born in Jamaica, Ruby moved to England when she was nine and her major break came when she was taken under the wings of British blues legend, the late Alexis Korner. In the mid 1980s Ruby joined Culture Club at the height of their fame and quickly learned how to deal with the routine of gruelling tour schedules, living out of a suitcase and performing to sell out audiences. A solo record deal closely followed with four albums and compilation album released and Ruby was soon a house-hold name.
Ruby has performed with some of the greatest including The Four Tops, The Temptations, Bryan Ferry, Mick Jagger and Steve Winwood. Ruby is also a prolific songwriter with many of her songs covered by such artists as Lulu, Yazz and Maxi Priest.
Described as truly the genuine article and blessed with a voice that has been likened to Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin, Ruby continues to win the hearts and minds of an ever growing and diverse fan base.
Ruby Turner will be at Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 17 February at 7.30pm. To find out more, and book tickets, visit www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01962 840 440.