If you’re of a certain vintage you might well remember those star-packed soul tours that the late David Gest peddled round the UK. Yes, they were odd at times but he managed to bring to the UK plenty of soul veterans who played to enthusiastic, packed houses.

Well, the idea (sort of) has just been resurrected with the announcement of a GIANTS OF SOUL tour to hit the UK this September and October. The line-up features DENEICE WILLIAMS, GWEN DICKEY, ALEX O’NEAL, JAKI GRAHAM and indie soul star CANDACE WOODSON. The bill also features TUNDE BAIYWEU of the Lighthouse Family and Lovers Rock star, JANET KAY. OK, those last two aren’t quite “soul” – but you get the picture!

We believe that the show has been put together by Smooth Radio as one of their presenters will host proceedings. Tickets are on sale now and a diligent web search will let you know if the tour is coming to a venue near  you this Autumn!