US soul trio to play Lighthouse

The Three Degrees
The Three Degrees

American female soul group The Three Degrees head to the Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering on Sunday.

Formed by veteran writer and producer Richard Barrett in Pennsylvania in 1963, Barrett produced the band’s first hit Gee Baby, for Swan Records.

In 1970, they signed with the New York-based Roulette Records and had a top five hit with the song Maybe.

Two years later, they signed to Philadelphia International Records and in 1973 released their signature song, the Soul Train theme tune, TSOP.

They released their debut album So Much Love in 1975 and then teamed up with Giorgio Moroder to record hits including Giving Up, Giving In, The Runner, My Simple Heart, and Woman In Love. Since, the band has toured the world.

The Three Degrees currently feature Valerie Holiday, Helen Scott and Freddie Pool.

They play the Kettering venue on Sunday, July 5.

Tickets cost £25 and doors open at 7.30pm.

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