Charlie’s Angels come to The Apex!...
A firm favourite with Prince Charles, The Three Degrees are well known for their soulful voices in songs such as ‘When will I see you again’, ‘Take Good Care Of Yourself’, ‘My Simple Heart’ and ‘Giving Up, Giving In’. You can see their fabulous stage show at The Apex on Thursday 30 March.
When you hear the name, The Three Degrees, you immediately think of their most famous song, ‘When Will I See You Again’, and the vision of three beautifully-clad women, perfect dance routines and gorgeous vocal harmonies. The actual beginning of the group dates back to 1963, Helen Scott recalls “I remember taking the bus to rehearsals every day. We’d rehearse until 8 or 9 o’clock every night and on weekends. And we’d play local record hops whenever we could. Gradually, we started to make noise outside of Philadelphia and we went to Pittsburgh, into Ohio and Rhode Island. Always on weekends though, because we were all still at school!”
It was during the early-1970s that the threesome made their biggest forward strides with ‘Dirty Ol’ Man’, ‘When Will I See You Again’ and ‘Take Good Care Of Yourself’. Then, in the late 1970s, they teamed up with Giorgio Moroder (of Donna Summer fame) for another string of hits, including ‘Giving Up, Giving In’, ‘My Simple Heart’ and the lush ballad, ‘Woman In Love’.
Today, the line-up consists of original members, Valerie Holiday and Helen Scott (Sheila Ferguson left in 1986), and Freddie Pool who joined in 2010. They have been consistently touring all over the world, occasionally recording but always working. So, after more than five decades of existence, the Three Degrees can still make the claim to be the longest running female vocal group in history - see the Guinness Book of Records for confirmation. And they show no signs of slowing down!
The show at The Apex is on Thursday 30 March at 7.30pm. Tickets are £25, please ring the box office on 01284 758000 or see the website - www.theapex.co.uk for details.