Ruby Turner one of the UK’s finest Soul and R&B singersFri 23 February | 7.30pm
Ruby Turner’s major break came in the mid 1980s, when she was asked to join Culture Club at the height of their stardom.
Signed to Jive Records, four albums and a “Best of” album were all released to critical acclaim over the next few years making Ruby a household name. Her career to date has taken many directions, with major tours, theatre and TV appearances, and touring with Jools Holland.
Ruby Turner was born in Jamaica and grew up in Montego Bay. Her Grandfather sang the lead in one of the Island’s Gospel Groups. Moving to England when she was 9, Ruby has lived here ever since.
Her career to date has always had many unexpected twists and turns with major tours, theatre and TV appearances, and touring with Jools Holland, the future continues to look positive. On 4 June 2012 Ruby performed You Are So Beautiful with Jools Holland at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in London. In autumn 2012 Ruby was a guest judge on BBC The Choir: Sing While You Work with choirmaster Gareth Malone, and in 2013 Ruby was a guest judge on BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choirs Competition. In June 2016 Ruby was awarded an MBE.