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The Essential Motown and Soul Show


Motown and soul are among the most popular genres of music in the world. In order to do the songs justice, a vocalist of real quality is absolutely essential.

The Essential Motown and Soul Show

Ritchie Penrose is the very man for the job. With a voice like this and his obvious love for the music of Motown and respect for the great soul artists past and present, The Essential Motown and Soul show is an effortlessly classy performance that completely captures the essence and atmosphere of some of the best songs ever written.

But there's more to a great performance than just good vocals and wonderful songs. An artist must be able to deliver a show like this with warmth and energy. Once again, Ritchie steps up with a simply outstanding performance that always results in a full dance floor and a delighted audience.

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This is a snapshot of some of the tunes we currently play. We add new songs every week. To listen to our demos click/tap the “Tracks” tab
1.Red Light Spells Danger
2.My First, My Last My Everything
3.I'll Be There
4.Heard it Through the Grapevine
5.Saturday Night at the Movies
6.There Goes my First Love
7.Dance with my Father
8.All Night Long
9.Hello
10.Easy
11.Give Me the Night
12.Reach Out
13.Many Others

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The Essential Motown and Soul Show

We have been fortunate enough to stay at the Downcliffe House Hotel, Filey previously , however on our last visit we were intrigued to read about an upcoming soul evening dinner dance , which we were told by the owners Darren and Lizzie was an awesome must attend evening.
They under sold it!!! The hotel restaurant was full and buzzing, the meal as always scored 11/10, the staff as always scored 11/10, and the service really is exceptional.
Just before dessert Ritchie Penrose started his slot, I have never heard a better live singer. For 2 hours solid he blasted out some soul & Motown classics and within minutes the place was rocking, even I was up dancing!!
The atmosphere was amazing, truly a night to remember. We have already booked in to see Ritchie perform again at the Downcliffe in February 2017
I cannot recommend the hotel or the singer higher.

The Essential Motown and Soul Show

Hi Ritchie, just wanted to say thank you so much for last night. You made us feel very special and were fantastic with our guests. Would highly recommend you to everyone. You have an amazing voice. Lots of love.

The Essential Motown and Soul Show

Just a short email to thank you for last night. The feedback we've had today has been fantastic. Ritchie's performance was stunning again. I will be back in touch to re-book sometime once I know what dates are available to me and thanks again.

The Essential Motown and Soul Show

Many thanks for Saturday night. It was a great success. As usual a polished performance from the Soul man, Ritchie himself. Hope to speak to you soon. Kind regards.

The Essential Motown and Soul Show

Our first Valentines dinner was an outstanding success. I would like to thank Ritchie for making our evening so enjoyable. Ritchie was amazing, everyone thought he was wonderful. He made the evening very special and romantic for all of us. He seems to know the words to every song ever made. He really is a very talented and mesmerising man. He had the audience in the palm of his hand. We will definitely be repeating this again next year. Thanks for all your support once again.

The Essential Motown and Soul Show

Just to say thank you for Saturday night. You made a special night very special.

The Essential Motown and Soul Show

Ritchie guarantees a sell-out here at Fixby Golf Club. His relaxed style and excellent singing of the soul classics make him a regular performer. What would our ladies do without him?

The Essential Motown and Soul Show

May I say what a fantastic evening last Saturday at The Masonic Hall.
It is always worrying for the host at events such as these, but as soon as Ritchie started singing, I just knew it was going to be a successful evening, he was just great.... I can tell you.
I have been to many of these functions, and at midnight the dance floor is usually empty, but not so last Saturday, and again thanks to Ritchie for continuing to entertain us long after his allotted time. I have received numerous e-mails of congratulations, and Ritchie is mentioned in every one.
Again mine and Sue's thanks for making it a really special evening..

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