Posted: Tue 12th Apr 2016

Lulu Coming To Rhondda Cynon Taf!

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Apr 12th, 2016

Music legend Lulu is heading to Rhondda Cynon Taf this week (Wednesday) as part of her UK-wide theatre tour. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Grammy-nominated singer will be performing hits from her 50-year music career at the Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare, on Wednesday, April 13. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Lulu became a household name when selected as the UK entry at the 1969 Eurovision Song Contest in Madrid with Boom Bang-a-Bang. In1974 she performed the title song of the James Bond movie The Man With The Golden Gun. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Some of her many other chart-topping hits include Shout ,The Boat That I Row, To Sir With Love, Let’s Pretend, The Man Who Sold The World and Relight My Fire, her 1993 collaboration with Take That. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In 2015 she performed at Glastonbury, released her first self-penned album and also announced her new solo tour – her first for 10 years. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Rhondda Cynon Taf concert, for one night only, will also feature songs from some of Lulu’s musical heroes such as soul legends Ray Charles and Otis Reading. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

She will also be taking the audience on a musical journey recalling many of her personal anecdotes and song-writing experiences. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for the Environment, Leisure and Culture, said: “We are delighted to welcome someone of the calibre of Lulu to our RCT Theatres. I am sure the show will be a huge success. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We have lots of great shows and concerts planned at the Coliseum Theatre and the Park & Dare Theatre throughout 2016. Please take advantage of the shows on our doorstep and support our theatres.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

An Evening with Lulu is at the Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare, on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 (8pm). ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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