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Mari Wilson’s Ready Steady Girls Tour Comes To Farncombe

Published on: 18 Nov, 2015
Updated on: 14 May, 2016

Mari Wilson is bringing her Ready Steady Girls Tour to St John’s Church, Farncombe on Friday, December 4.

The 18-date tour pays homage to Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Cilla Black and more.

Mari Wilson Brochure

“Solid gold, five-star talent” Mari Wilson.

Mari played Dusty Springfield on the hugely successful UK tour of Dusty – The Musical in 2000. And following on from her sell out 2014 show – Mari Sings Dusty – Mari launched her brand new show Ready Steady Girls in early 2015.

Ready Steady Girls features her unique interpretations of the songs that influenced her as she was growing up, including iconic classics by Dusty, Petula, Cilla and others. The show promises Mari embarking on her personal, emotional and often hilarious journey through life.

Mari’s new album, featuring the songs from the show, will be released in early 2016.

Mari Wilson with her famous beehive hairdo in the Eighties

Mari Wilson with her famous beehive hairdo in the Eighties.

Also known as The Neasden Queen of Soul, she first arrived on the scene in the early eighties with her skyscraper beehive hairdo, bizarre sense of fashion and fully choreographed 12-piece band The Wilsations! She soon had six hit singles, the biggest being Just What I’ve Always Wanted and Cry Me A River, both taken from her album Showpeople.

Mari’s career is nothing if not diverse. Apart from being a star recording artist and a classy live performer, she has also appeared in musical theatre playing Nickie Pignatelli in Sweet Charity and Annabel in the black comedy, The Chainsaw Manicure.

Other work includes being a presenter with BBC London, performing the theme tune Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps for the highly successful TV show Coupling and appearing with Boy George in the West End musical Taboo.

Mari Wilson's Ready Steady Girls tour comes to Farncombe

Mari Wilson’s Ready Steady Girls tour comes to Farncombe.

Mari’s shows still feature a myriad of glamorous costume changes. Combined with Mari’s storytelling and wit (and of course that voice!), she is still rated as one of the best live performers in the country.

The show is being brought to Surrey by Julian Lewry of the Farncombe Music Club. The club has a growing reputation for bringing musical talent to Surrey and is based in the refurbished St John’s Church in Farncombe as a 350-capacity venue including a licenced bar.

The Farncombe Music Club supports the Godalming-based charity, The Trinity Trust Team Youth Project.

For tickets click here for online or call 01483 421520.

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