Ruby Turner coming to Killerton

PUBLISHED: 09:32 14 March 2008 | UPDATED: 08:54 10 June 2010

Jools Holland has announced his line-up of special guests for his outdoor picnic-style concert at Killerton House on July 19.

Jools Holland has announced his line-up of special guests for his outdoor picnic-style concert at Killerton House on July 19.

Marc Almond, who established the first successful British electro-duo Soft Cell and had a string of international hits, the most successful being their multi-million selling version of the northern soul song Tainted Love, will join Jools and the Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, along with Ruby Turner, one of Britain's finest soul singers and R'n'B divas.

Jools' past list of guests at his Summer shows has always been a delight for each audience and this Summer is no exception.

With Dave Ball, Marc Almond established Soft Cell in the early 1980s. Their multi-million selling song Tainted Love is as popular today as it was in 1981 and is regularly aired with the duo's other hit singles Bedsitter, Numbers, Torch and Say Hello, Wave Goodbye. The single Memorabilia was the first ever techno record and set the pace for a whole musical movement. Soft Cell notched up in excess of 10 million record sales worldwide and established a style that was to influence several generations of musicians that followed.

Ruby is currently performing her own gigs along with touring the country with Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra as his very special guest. Jools Holland features tracks by Ruby on his last three Jools Holland and Friends platinum-selling albums - Nobody but you, Count me in and When I get home.

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