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Girl power show arrives in Shrewsbury

  • Mari Wilson at Henry Tudor House Shrewsbury

A show featuring songs by some of the greatest UK female performers is coming to Shrewsbury.

Mari Wilson, who had a string of hit singles in the 1980s, is bringing her ‘Ready Steady Girls’ tour to Henry Tudor House in Wyle Cop on 13th March.

The gig will showcase the music of iconic performers such as Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black and Petula Clark as is part of an extensive UK tour which will be followed by the release of an album this spring.Graham Jenkins of Henry Tudor House said that he was pleased that his venue had been chosen for the show.

“It features unique interpretations of the songs that influenced Mari as she was growing up and she will also be sharing stories of her personal, emotional and often hilarious journey through life,” he said.

Mari Wilson first arrived on the music scene in the early eighties with a skyscraper beehive hairdo, bizarre sense of fashion and fully choreographed 12-piece band The Wilsations.

In 1982, her records began entering the charts and she soon had six hit singles, the biggest being ʻJust What Iʼve Always Wantedʼ and ʻCry Me A Riverʼ, both taken from her album ʻShowpeopleʼ.

She was the obvious choice to play Dusty Springfield on the hugely successful UK tour of Dusty the Musical and she also had a series of sell-out shows in 2014 shows called Mari Sings Dusty.

As well as an occasional presenter on BBC London Mari has also performed theme tunes to various TV shows, including her hit version of ʻPerhaps, Perhaps, Perhapsʼ for the globally successful BBC TV Show, Coupling.

Tickets for the Ready Steady Show event cost £20 are now on sale from Henry Tudor House in Barracks Passage, Shrewsbury, and online.

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