Gabrielle & Soul II Soul heading to Sandy Park
The multi award-winning songstress Gabrielle is the latest headline act confirmed for Sandy Park Stadium’s busy summer of music.
The London-born singer and songwriter will be the star attraction for the latest ‘Party on the Pitch’ concert, which has been confirmed for the Exeter venue.
Gabrielle rose to fame in 1993 with her distinctive soulful voice, releasing her debut single ‘Dreams’ which reached the top of the UK charts and earnt her a Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough Act.
Thirty years on from that release, it remains a timeless classic for Gabrielle, who over her distinguished career has released several successful albums, including ‘Find Your Way (1993), ‘Gabrielle’ (1996), ‘Rise’ (2000) and ‘Under My Skin’ (2018).
As well as two Brit Awards, Gabrielle has also won a Black Music Award, Ivor Novello Award and two MOBO Awards.
Joining her in Devon on Sunday, June 25 will be the British musical collective, Soul II Soul.
Founded by Jazzy B, they rose to prominence in the late 1980s and early 1990s with their blend of soul, R&B and hip-hop, characterised by the smooth grooves, lush instrumentation and powerful vocals of lead singer Caron Wheeler.
Best known for their hit singles ‘Keep on Movin’ and ‘Back to Life’ – these tracks with their infectious beats and uplifting lyrics became anthems for a generation and helped establish Soul II Soul as one of the most influential groups of their era.
Completing the star-studded line-up are British soul group ‘The Real Thing’ who are globally known for their smooth vocal harmonies and funky rhythms.
Their hits include ‘You to Me Are Everything’, ‘Can’t Get By Without You’ and ‘Can You Feel the Force?’
Initially formed in the 1970s, they have continued to perform and record music throughout the years and their influence can still be heard in modern soul and R&B music.