The Three Degrees

supported by Richie Sampson

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Last Show: Tuesday 1 st November 2022

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Lineup for the forthcoming appearances by The Three Degrees:

Helen Scott  has been diagnosed with long Covid  and will be replaced by Tabitha King for her 2022 shows, who will make her debut alongside longtime members Valerie Holiday and Freddi Poole.

The Three Degrees are celebrating 50th Anniversary Tour with original member Valerie Holiday. When you hear the name, The Three Degrees, you immediately think of their most famous song, 'When Will I See You Again', and the vision of three beautiful ebony women, perfectly coordinated in both their dance routines and their vocal harmonies. True, 'When Will I See You Again' was a major hit record throughout the world, topping the chart in the U.S.A., the U.K., Japan and most European countries, earning the trio every conceivable accolade at the time — not to mention enough Gold records to make Fort Knox a little envious! More than two decades on, the threesome have retained all three of their major qualities — their beauty, their sparkling choreography and their precise vocal qualities. And, in between, they have amassed an impressive list of hit records. 

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For over 50 years, Valerie Holiday has been delighting audiences worldwide as the longest performing member of the successful girl group The Three Degrees, which holds the Guinness Book of World Records’ distinction of being the longest-running female vocal group in history. In March 2021, she released her debut album ‘In Bloom’ as a solo artist.  

Freddi Poole joined The Three Degrees in 2011, though her own career extends back five decades, including stints with 1970s female trio Wild Honey alongside Vesta Williams. She has since worked with Patti LaBelle, Sammy Davis Junior, Lou Rawls and Liza Minelli.

Stepping in for Helen Scott is newest member, Tabitha King (www.iamtabitha.com), who has toured the world extensively, making a name for herself in Southeast Asia, in particular. She has worked with Usher, Gladys Knight, Boys II Men and Outkast among many others. 

In the words of Helen Scott, "I am confident and grateful that she, Ms. Tabitha King, will not only step up to the plate, but also have an enjoyable time. I ask for your prayers and well-wishes for my recovery and I am looking forward to returning."

RICHIE SAMPSON 

A former member of a Drifters line up having performed alongside former long standing members of The Drifters, such as Ray Lewis, Billy Lewis, Butch Leak and Roy Hemming’s at various times. 

His solo tribute to The Drifters celebrates the music and songs of a splendid era. Songs of Ben E King, & The Drifters, He relights the magic of that splendid era, breathing new life into fabulous songs such as Saturday night at the movies, Under the Boardwalk, Spanish Harlem, Stand by me, Up on the roof, plus many more.

He is  delighting audiences with his nostalgic choice of some of the Best Songs ever written.