11 May 2012

Gospel Soul and R&B icon Betty Wright live at the HMV Ritz, Manchester

Betty Wright

Gospel Soul and Rand B icon Betty Wright live at the HMV Ritz, Manchester

 Tuesday 10th July
Betty Wright
Tuesday 10th July // 7pm // £22.50

Betty Wright is a soul and RandB singer with deep gospel roots. She influenced a generation of female singer-songwriters and continues to influence the world of hip hop, who sample some of her more famous material, and she is set to perform at the HMV RITZ, Manchester on Tuesday 10th July

Born singing gospel with the family group, the Echoes of Joy, Wright began experimenting with RandB music in 1965 when she was only 11. In 1968, she released her first album age 14, and scored her first national hit age 14. Wright's most successful phase of her career began when the song, Clean Up Woman, became a Top 5 pop and #2 R&B hit, and would later influence a remix of Mary J. Blige's "Real Love" single with the sample of its guitar riffs; RandB girl group trio SWV's I'm So Into You also featured a sample from Clean Up Woman.

After co-producing the first two Joss Stone albums, (2003, 2004) multiple GRAMMY nominations, Vocal production on Diddy and Keyshia Cole’s Last Night (#1),a Vocal Coaching spot on Making the Band 3, which spawned the group Danity Kane, Wright managed to squeeze in an amazing collab with her dear friend Ms Angie Stone which garnered them a GRAMMY nomination in Best duets category. Ms. B is also vocal coach to Lil Wayne. This Mother of 5 still manages to mentor several young singer/songwriters in a home-based camp called The MOST, which is an acronym for Mountain Of Songs Today, Wright has been instrumental in the careers of hundreds of artists (vocal coaching, production, song writing, backing vocalist and co-ordinator, music consultancy, etc) The likes of Beyonce, Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Joss Stone, Mia X, Trick Daddy, Flo Rida, DJ Khaled, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Alice Cooper and Bill Wyman.

Presented by Mean Fiddler & Jazz Café in association with Band on the Wall.

Tickets also available in person from Band on the Wall, or by calling 0845 2 500 500.

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