Two chances to see The Stylistics in Hertfordshire
PUBLISHED: 15:58 23 October 2016 | UPDATED: 15:54 24 October 2016
There's two chances to catch Philly soul legends The Stylistics in the county over the coming weeks.
The Betcha By Golly, Wow stars will be appearing live at the Gordon Craig Concert Hall on Friday, October 28.
And if you miss the group’s Stevenage show, there’s another opportunity to see them in Hertfordshire on Tuesday, November 1 when their current hits tour reaches The Alban Arena in St Albans.
One of the best-selling soul vocal groups of the early 1970s, The Stylistics were formed in Philadelphia in the late 1960s from two groups, The Percussions and The Monarchs.
Their first hit single You’re a Big Girl Now was recorded at Virtue Recording Studio, a local studio in Philadelphia.
This song was written by the group’s guitarist at the time, Robert ‘Doc’ Douglas, and road manager Marty Bryant.
Following the success of You’re A Big Girl Now, veteran hit producer Thom Bell was hired to produce the group’s first album.
The eponymous release included Stop, Look, Listen to Your Heart, You Are Everything and Betcha By Golly, Wow.
Herbert Murrell and Airrion Love are the remaining original members of The Stylistics.
Friends since junior high school, Herb and Airrion have managed to keep their institution of 70s soul music alive.
Expect to hear Grammy-nominated hit You Make Me Feel Brand New, plus Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love), You Are Everything, I’m Stone in Love with You and Break Up to Make Up at their concerts in Hertfordshire.
There are still a few seats for both gigs available.
Both shows start at 7.30pm.
• Tickets to see The Stylistics at the Gordon Craig in Stevenage cost £27.50 and £25.50, with concessions £2 off.
Call the box office on 01438 363200 or book online at www.gordon-craig.co.uk
All tickets are inclusive of a £1 restoration fee.
• Tickets for The Stylistics at The Alban Arena in St Albans cost £26 and £24.50. Commission is charged at £1.25 per ticket (where applicable).
Call the box office on 01727 844488 or book online at www.alban-arena.co.uk