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PUBLISHED: 14:00 16 June 2018

Steve Williamson will perform Luther Vandross classics. Picture: Phillip Parnell

Steve Williamson will perform Luther Vandross classics. Picture: Phillip Parnell

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The life and music of an American producer, singer and songwriter will be celebrated at The Playhouse next month.

Simply Luther: If Only For One Night will be at the Weston theatre, in High Street, on July 7.

Hosted by Steve Williamson, the show pays tribute to an artist with an extensive back catalogue of hits.

His powerful vocals are used to perform superb renditions of songs including Never Too Much, Any Love, Always And Forever, and of course If Only For One Night.

Born in New York in April 1951, Luther Vandross began his musical journey in the 1970s when he provided backing vocals for the likes of Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Carly Simon and Donna Summer.

He also wrote and performed on adverts for companies including NBC, Mountain Dew, Burger King and Juicy Fruit.

But it was the 1980s when Luther’s career really took off thanks to his breakthrough as a solo artist.

Debut album Never Too Much was released in 1981, with the title song reaching number one in the R&B charts.

He went on to release numerous R&B albums through the 80s and 90s, winning his first Grammy award in 1991.

More star-studded collaborations followed as he featured on Stevie Wonder’s Part-Time Lover and produced Who Do You Love for Whitney Houston.

The show in Weston will begin at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £20-22, are available online or 01934 645544.

The Mercury and The Playhouse have teamed up to offer two lucky readers a pair of tickets to see Simply Luther: If Only For One Night.

To be in with a chance of winning, answer the question below before the competition deadline of 10am on June 22.

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