Motown & Philadelphia On Tour...
Roy G Hemmings embodies the musical golden era of the mid-’60s, and triumphs at capturing the energy and magnetism of singers back then. Despite the years, Roy’s music has not lost its potency, it still excites and delights and can pull at both the feet and the heartstrings!
Roy created his ?rst band in the 1960s, Stax Explosion, and was spotted by Faye Treadwell, a formidable businesswoman, who had inherited the role of managing the Drifters. A premier soul act, The Drifters produced a vast number of memorable songs including ‘Under The Boardwalk’, ‘There Goes My Baby’, ‘Save the Last Dance for Me’ and ‘There Goes My First Love’.
The Drifters had (and still has) a host of singers passing through its ranks and Roy was enlisted for his soulful voice. He went on to be the group’s longest-serving former member, working alongside founder Johnny Moore for more than 12 years.
With a career spanning six decades, Roy is an excellent showman, with a rich, smooth voice. Showing no signs of stopping, he remains a very humble, down-to-earth guy who has an unquenchable passion for music. He admits, “There is no end date to this. I love what I do, and I will continue to perform until I can do it no longer.”
Motown and Philadelphia On Tour is a big production which includes backing singers and a full band, playing well-loved classics from the likes of The O’Jays, Candi Staton, The Stylistics, The Four Tops, The Supremes, The Temptations and Marvin Gaye.
Roy G Hemmings’ Motown and Philadelphia will be at the Apex on Sunday 26 February at 7.30pm. Contact The Apex Box Office on 01284 758000 or visit www.theapex.co.uk for more information or to book.