Currently celebrating 50 years in the business, and the release of a new album, The Three Degrees bring their sweet soul music to Grantham’s Guildhall on March 15.
Strategy (Our Tribute To Philadelphia) is their first new studio album in 25 years. and was recorded with full band and orchestra at Down In Deep Studios in Atlanta, USA.
Released on March 4 on SoulMusic Records, it features the trio’s own very personal tribute to timeless Philadelphia classic such as The O’Jays’ ‘Love Train’, The Trammps’ ‘Disco Inferno’, Billy Paul’s classic, ‘Me & Mr. Jones’ and the exciting title track, popularized by Archie Bell & The Drells, along with a new recording of the group’s own hit, ‘T.S.O.P’.
Featured in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-running female vocal group in history, The Three Degrees were, without doubt, the most successful female soul/disco outfit of the 1970s, scoring hit after hit for Philadelphia International Records, including the enduring classic, ‘When Will I See You Again’, ‘Year of Decision’, ‘Take Good Care of Yourself’ and the UK Top 10 hits, ‘Woman In Love’ and ‘My Simple Heart’.
Original members Helen Scott and Valerie Holiday along with new arrival Freddie Pool (who joined in 2011), have recently been wowing clubland with their amazing live performances and to coincide with the release, the threesome are on the road for 30 shows across the UK including the Grantham date.
The influence and popularity of The Three Degrees has played an important role in bringing soul music to the world and they continue to be considered around the globe as one of the most important ambassadors of American Soul Music, more than five decades after its birth and they show no signs of slowing down.
Tickets are on sale now. Contact the Guildhall box office on 01476 406158 or visit www.guildhallartscentre.com