Another treat in store for Peterborough’s soul music lovers

Peterborough’s soul music fans have never had it so good for many a year.

With city gigs from the likes of Howard Hewett, Shakatak,The Real Thing and Brand New Heavies lined up, along comes another one for the diary – Kenny Thomas .

The multi-platinum selling, twice BRIT Award nominated, artist takes his band on the road to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his debut album, Voices, that featured the hits Thinking About Your Love, Outstanding, Tender Love and Best Of You – and he comes to The Key Theatre as one of only 11 UK shows on Tuesday, October 26.

Kenny was one of the most popular UK soul dance vocalists of the early 1990s. His biggest UK hit came in 1991 with Thinking About Your Love (number 4), while his debut album sold more than 600, 000 copies in the UK alone.

Other hit singles included Outstanding, The Best Of You and Tender Love, and also resulted in a Brit Award nomination for Best British Male Vocalist and Best British Newcomer.

The warm, relaxed dance grooves of that debut album were replicated on a second album that continued Thomas’ massive commercial success. Guest musicians this time round included the Young Disciples, Nu Colours and the Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra. This time some of the bonhomie of the original set was more restrained, with a slightly more mature lyrical vision reflecting more real-life experiences.

Over the years Kenny has retained an extremely loyal following on the Soul/Funk circuit.

This year he has recruited a new band to take out on tour and has just released, in conjunction with Dr Packer, a new version of the seminal Fatback Band classic I Found Lovin – a staple of Kenny’s live sets for some time .

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