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Posted: 29/08/2013

Kiki Dee celebrates 50 years in the music business

By: Press Office Tags: Music concert new album

Press Release - 29th August 2013

KIKI DEE celebrates 50 years in Musi

Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri celebrate the release of their new album A Place Where I Can Go at the Everyman next month and Kiki marks 50 years in the business.

The English singer is celebrating an astonishing 50 years in music. Everybody remembers Kiki for the 1976 world-wide smash hit with Elton John Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (which was Elton’s first UK number 1) but quite separately Kiki has established herself as one of the great British singers of all time.

Born in Bradford in 1947 as Pauline Matthews, under her stage name of Kiki Dee, she began her incredible musical journey by singing with local dance bands and was soon signed as a solo artist to Fontana Records and in 1963 she released her first single and debut album.

Since then Kiki has released 39 singles, three EPs and 12 albums and toured the UK and Europe. She has also featured in may iconic television shows, including The Two Ronnies, Morecambe and Wise and The Benny Hill Show. She has also appeared in the West End and throughout the country as the lead in Willy Russell’s smash-hit musical Blood Brothers, for which she received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.

Kiki and her musical partner, guitarist and lyricist Carmelo Luggeri have worked together for almost 2 decades and they will be performing songs from their new album, together with old favourites. Kiki’s 50th year as a recording artist finds her still pushing boundaries and moving forward. The title track of the new album A Place Where I Can Go is about the joy of music and as the lyric says “In the middle of this sound is a place where I can go.”
KIKI DEE and CARMELO LUGGERI

KIKI DEE and CARMELO LUGGERI

Sunday 15th September, 7.45pm
Tickets: £19 & £24 available from the Box Office on 01242 572573 or online at www.everymantheatre.org.uk

For more information and to request interviews and review tickets, call Francesca Goddard or Jackie McKenzie on 01242 236700 or email francesca.goddard@everymantheatre.org.uk or jackie.mckeznie@everymantheatre.org.uk

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