Published: 24/04/2013 17:00 - Updated: 24/04/2013 16:42

Candi Staton's Inverness date

Candi Staton coming to Inverness.
Candi Staton coming to Inverness.

CANDI Staton the first lady of Southern soul  will make her Ironworks debut on July 3.

In 1968, Staton launched her solo career and went on to have 16 R&B hits for Rick Hall's Fame Studios.

She earned the title "First Lady of Southern Soul" for her Grammy-nominated R&B performances of Stand By Your Man, and In The Ghetto.

But in 1975, Staton began collaborating with producer David Crawford on the disco song she is probably still best-known for Young Hearts Run Free, which reached number 1 on the US R&B charts, number 2 in the UK singles chart and went Top 20 on the US Pop Hot 100 during the summer of 1976.

It was remixed and re-released in 1986 reaching the UK Top 50.

Follow-up song Destiny hit the Top 50 in the UK. Candi's version of Nights On Broadway hit the UK Top 10 in 1977. It had been a US Billboard hit for the Bee Gees over a year before.

Dance club chart hits included When You Wake Up Tomorrow and in 1982, Candi again hit the UK chart with a version of Elvis Presley's Suspicious Minds.

• Also announced for the venue is a festive night for ABBA fans on Saturday, December 7 as Dancing Queen The Show - now in their 10th year of sell-out theatre performances -  present the ultimate Christmas party!

And Hogmanay music at the venue on December 31 will come from Rhythmnreel.

Tickets for all three shows go on sale from the venue at 9am on Friday.



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