- See & Do
- Dining Out
- Canterbury District
- Plan My Visit
For many years Ruby Turner has been regarded as having one of the greatest voices the UK has ever produced. Ruby can breathe life and meaning into a song whether it is a passionate soaring ballad or a soulful up-tempo groove. Her career to date has been sensational with major tours, film, TV and theatre appearances.
Born in Jamaica, Ruby moved to England when she was nine and her major break came when she was taken under the wings of British blues legend, the late Alexis Korner.
Her first album, "Women Hold Up Half The Sky" was released to critical acclaim in 1986. This period spawned the hits 'If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)” and 'I'd Rather Go Blind' and, in the American R'n'B chart, the number 1 hit single 'It's Gonna Be Alright' - one of less than ten British records to achieve this! Later she released the hit album 'The Motown Songbook' on which she performed with some of the great stars of that era - The Four Tops, The Temptations, Jimmy Ruffin etc. From this album she also released the smash single ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’.
Ruby frequently tours the UK and Europe with Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and is preparing for solo concerts with her own band later in the year and in early 2014.
A very prolific songwriter, many of Ruby’s songs have been covered by artists such as Lulu, Yazz and Maxi Priest, while her vocal prowess has been employed to good effect by Brian Ferry, Mick Jagger, Steve Winwood, and Jools Holland.
Described as truly the genuine article and blessed with a voice that has been likened to Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin, Ruby continues to win the hearts and minds of an ever growing and diverse fan base.
Tickets: Full £20
|Fri 17 Jan 2014||19:30|
University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NB
Map reference: TR 140599 Lat: 51.29799 Long: 1.06832
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport : 2 miles (3.2 kms) from Canterbury West station
Level access to the theatre, foyer and bar through automatic doors.
|Tue 10 - Sun 15 Dec 2013||Long Nose Puppets: Penguin|
|Thu 12 Dec 2013||Royal Opera House - The Nutcracker (Live)|
|Tue 17 - Sun 22 Dec 2013||Long Nose Puppets: Penguin|
|Wed 18 Dec 2013||Royal Opera House- Parsifal (Live)|
|Sun 22 Dec 2013||Bolshoi - Sleeping Beauty (recorded)|
|Fri 10 Jan 2014||Punt and Dennis|
|Sun 19 Jan 2014||Bolshoi Live - Jewels (live)|
|Thu 23 Jan 2014||Miles Jupp|
|Sat 25 Jan 2014||Garlic Theatre - The Sorcerer's Apprentice|
|Mon 27 Jan 2014||Royal Opera House - Giselle (Live)|
|Tue 28 - Fri 31 Jan 2014||Oily Cart Theatre Company Mr & Mrs Moon|
|Thu 30 Jan 2014||NT Live: Coriolanus|
|Sat 1 Feb 2014||Oily Cart Theatre Company Mr & Mrs Moon|
|Sun 2 Feb 2014||Bolshoi Live - Lost Illusions (live)|
|Sun 2 Feb 2014||Fairport Convention|
|Sat 8 Feb 2014||Care of Henry by Anne Fine|
|Sat 8 Feb 2014||Sean Hughes Penguins|
|Wed 19 Mar 2014||Royal Opera House - The Sleeping Beauty (Live)|
|Sun 30 Mar 2014||Bolshoi Live -The Golden Age(live)|