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ORIGINAL ARTISTS

Those we've performed with along the way

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GEORGIA CRANDON

Georgia has a sensational sound and has received high praise for her vocal talents from Pixie Lott and BBC Introducing. Vintage vibes are her trademark style.

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TOMMY HUNT

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee as a member of famed Doo-Wop group The Flamingos, Tommy Hunt is ‘The Oldest Man In Soul’ and a true soul icon. He's worked extensively with The Signatures over the years, we see him as the 12th member of the band! Tommy is available for live performances as well as meet and greets

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NOLAN
PORTER

Nolan Frederick Porter (born May 10, 1949 in Los Angeles) is an American R&B singer and songwriter who recorded two albums and six singles in the early 1970s. His best known song is “Keep On Keeping On”, a northern soul track popularized in 1978 by the Manchester and Salford band Joy Division when they used the guitar riff from Porter’s song for their “Interzone”

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TOBI LEGEND

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Tobi performed the Wigan Casino Three-Before-Eight classic ‘Time Will Pass You By’. The Signatures were privileged to have performed with her in 2017 in her only UK appearance ever!

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DEAN PARRISH

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A Northern Soul Legend, his track “I’m On My Way” became one of the Three-Before-Eight at the Wigan Casino. A few members of The Signatures were privileged to session on one of Dean’s recent recordings released on Static Wax Records. We’ve been privileged to share the stage with Dean three times so far.

SIDNEY BARNES

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Staff writer and producer for Motown and Chess Records – there’s so much this man has accomplished, it’s difficult to get it all down in writing. We enjoyed a short UK tour with Sidney in 2018, hoping to get the chance to tour with him again! He even left us one of his signature hats…

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SPYDER TURNER

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Spyder made his mark in the Detroit music scene and at the Apollo Theatre in the ‘60s and ‘70s. We performed with Spyder Turner in 2018, one of the funniest musicians we’ve ever worked with!

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JIMMY THOMAS

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Original artist and backup vocalist for Ike and Tina Turner, David Essex, Voyage, Madness, Kevin Rowland and Lloyd Cole and The Commotions – we’ve worked with a lot of very cool artists over the years, but then there’s Jimmy Thomas cool…

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PAT LEWIS

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Renowned in the music scene as a backup vocalist and arranger extraordinaire – she’s done vocals for Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes, Aretha Franklin, George Clinton and Arthur Reeves as well as many other well-known Motown figures. She helped launch Motor City records in the UK.

RUBY ANDREWS

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Chicago born soul icon, we were so pleased to have performed with her at the Skegness Northern Soul Survivors Weekender in Butlins in 2018.

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CHRIS CLARKE

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The first white woman to be signed to Motown – with an incredible voice still to this day and an infectious positive attitude, she is a true stage presence.

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GLORIA JONES

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Known as the Queen of Northern Soul. She had a long career as a Motown artist, was a key member in Mark Bowlan’s T-Rex and an extremely active philanthropist, operating her own charity in Sierra Leone. We performed with her in 2018.

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BRENDA HOLLOWAY

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Recording artist for Motown in the 1970s, she has a long career of hit records behind her. We’ve had the chance to perform with her in 2017 and 2019 and loved each time – a true professional and an incredible sense of style.

EDDIE HOLMAN

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Known for his incredible falsetto that is still as strong today as it was when he first released his music – only Eddie Holman could strut on stage in a metallic gold suit. A fully ordained Baptist minister, his musical stylings will ‘take you to church’.

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CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD FT. KEN KNOX

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Ken Knox, a member of Chairmen of the Board for 48 years serving alongside General Johnson and Danny Woods continues to keep the legacy going – we were thrilled to support them in 2018 for a short UK tour.

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PAUL STUART DAVIES

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If there’s a Northern Soul event going on, there’s a good chance that you’ll see Paul in the photo! A regular on the scene with a soft and tonally accurate vocal style.

Paul has released several original Northern Soul singles, having recorded in Detroit alongside legends including The Vandellas, Kim Weston and Tobi Legend. He has sung at some of the biggest live events on the scene.

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JOHNNY BOY

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The Boy from Bolton – adored across the UK scooter and soul scene, we’ve loved performing with him over the years. His trademark braids and bandana can regularly be seen bouncing around on stage all over the UK.

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