TV star and legendary producer David Gest will make musical history by bringing an all-star line-up of 10 soul and Motown artists to more than 30 venues throughout the UK for multiple glittering performances of David Gest's Legends Of Soul Live Concert.
Hot on the heels of sold-out shows and rave reviews, Gest has announced he will assemble one of the largest gatherings of top selling and most-revered rhythm and blues artists of all-time, who have collectively sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
He will also be teaming up with soul songstress Candi Staton in a bid to hunt for a UK talent who will be signed to record a new single with the renowned singer which will be produced by Gest himself.
The dazzling line-up of talent on the tour includes:
The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwardswhose lead vocals are featured on the classic recordings of Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone, I Can't Get Next To You, Ball Of Confusion as well as his legendary solo debut Don't Look Any Further.
Candi Staton whose hits include You Got The Love, Young Hearts Run Free and Nights On Broadway.
Percy Sledge best known for When A Man Loves A Woman and Warm and Tender Love
Former lead singer of The Three Degrees, Sheila Ferguson.
Original female vocalist of Shalamar and Grammy Award winner Jody Watley.
Original lead singer of Rose Royce, Gwen Dickey.
CeCe Peniston whose hits include Finally and Keep On Walkin’
Stax Records icon Eddie Floyd of Knock On Wood fame.
Philadelphia great Eddie Holman whose biggest hit was Hey There Lonely Girl.
Little Anthony of Little Anthony and The Imperials fame.
Gest and soul goddess Candi Staton will use the upcoming 30-date tour to seek out a new British talent who will be specially chosen to record a duet with the famous diva.
Staton has had eight hit records in Britain and says she relishes the opportunity to share the stage with members of the public during her finale song You Got The Love and is confident with Gest’s help she will find a new singing partner in the UK to record a hit single with.
Candi Staton said: “David will be bringing up members of the audience who will have a chance to sing with me on You Got The Love and show off their vocal talents.
“But this is no standard sing-along with Candi moment – it’s the real deal. One lucky singer will be signed to record a new single with me that a top contemporary writer has agreed to pen. The song will be produced by David Gest.”
Staton added: “Britain is like my second home and I have always been amazed at the untapped soul talent the UK has to offer.
“I want to find an extraordinary vocalist who the world can become familiar with and start someone on a new career in the music business.”
Gest says: “I am thoroughly excited about my most extensive tour of the UK and having ten true soul giants on stage including the only living lead singer of The Temptations, Dennis Edwards.
“He was responsible for ushering in the Norman Whitfield sound for Motown and brought the group their first Grammy Award for Papa Was A Rollin' Stone.
“All the other artists on the bill are the original singers of their classic hits and the fans will be getting the real thing.
“I believe audiences are tired of going to shows where acts are advertised with no real lead singer left.
“This will be an amazing show with a nine piece band of some of the top musicians in the world!”
David Gest's Legends Of Soul Live Concert comes to the Rhyl Pavilion on Friday, February 14. Call 01745 33 0000 or visit www.rhylpavilion.co.uk.