One of the UK’s most successful blues singers sings at the Stables in Wavendon tomorrow night.
Born in Manchester, Elkie Brooks’ career has spanned five decades and more than a dozen albums.
She is known for her powerful voice and singles including Pearl’s A Singer, Lilac Wine and Don’t Cry Out Loud.
She released her first single, Something’s Got A Hold On Me in 1964 before going on to form rock fusion band Dada.
Brooks’ 1981 album, Pearls, propelled her into the realms of superstardom with the collection of past hits and new recordings reaching number two in the album charts.
The album remained in the charts for 79 weeks and sold more than 1.2 million copies.
Further hit albums followed during the subsequent decades.
In 2012, Brooks released her autobiography, Finding My Voice, and re-released her acclaimed album, Powerless.
On Friday, June 13, she will be performing some of her classic hits, alongside blues and jazz, at The Stables.
Only standing tickets remain, which cost £20. A handling charge of £2.80 applies to all bookings. Online bookings are also subject to a £1.80 per ticket processing fee.
For more details, visit www.elkiebrooks.net