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Betty ‘No Pain’ Wright in the UK (19-21 July) Betty ‘No Pain’ Wright in the UK (19-21 July)
Betty ‘No Pain’ Wright in the UK (19-21 July)

If someone said to you ‘Clean Up Woman’, ‘Tonight is the Night’ or ‘Pain’, only one name would spring to mind, the legendary Betty Wright.

 

London soul and r’n’b fans have the opportunity to see one of the most talented and underrated vocalists of her generation in a one-off concert at the Barbican Centre.

 

With a musical career spanning 40 years as a singer, songwriter and pioneering independent recording artist, this is a show lovers of quality sweet soul won’t want to miss.

 

A native of Miami, Florida, Wright hit the music scene at the tender age of 17 with a minor hit entitled ‘Girls Can’t Do What Guys Can Do’.

 

However it was her massive smash hit ‘Clean Up Woman’ about a love gone bad at only 18 years that propelled her into soul stardom.

 

It was the highest charting song of Wright’s career but not nearly the last. While she never again made a significant dent on the pop charts afterwards, Wright continued to score on R&B radio with relationship-driven songs like ‘Let Me Be Your Love Maker,’ ‘Shoorah Shoorah,’ ‘Tonight Is The Night’ and ‘Where Is The Love.’

 

Her hit making days were largely behind her when she moved to Epic Records in 1981 to record the enjoyable but sadly overlooked Betty Wright, featuring a fine Stevie Wonder song (‘What Are You Going to Do’) and two excellent ballads (‘I Come To You’ and ‘One Bad Habit’).

 

However, she received momentary revived interest in her music via her guest appearance on Richard Dimples Fields’ “She’s Got Papers On Me,” playing the role of the scorned wife, role she seemed to relish.

 

In the mid-80s Wright created her own independent record label and found a new lease of recording life through songs like “After the Pain” and “No Pain No Gain.

 

Wright continued recording through the 90s and is today an icon to a new generation of soul and rnb singers ranging from Angie Stone to Mary J. Blige to, Joss Stone.

 

Soul queen Betty Wright -brings her smooth soul sounds to various arenas around the UK.

 

Manchester O2 Ritz Manchester Friday 19th July 2019
Birmingham TH Birmingham Saturday 20th July 2019
London Barbican London Sunday 21st July 2019

 

Tickets are available from Barbican.org.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk www.skiddle.com

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