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Distinctive Motown sounds to return to Stratford

PUBLISHED: 11:55 15 January 2014 | UPDATED: 11:55 15 January 2014

The Motown Sound will be bringing some of the classic tunes of the era to audiences in east London Picture: Olu Kuforiji Clearview Presentations

The Motown Sound will be bringing some of the classic tunes of the era to audiences in east London Picture: Olu Kuforiji Clearview Presentations

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In the 1960s the distinctive music of Motown defined an era. Now, more than 50 years on some of those sounds will be returning to east London for a night of unmissable, nostalgic tunes at Stratford Circus.

In a new partnership with Peter Conway Management, Stratford Circus have announced that soul collective The Motown Sound will be performing live on February 7.

Under the musical direction of award winning guitarist and composer Ciyo Brown, a nine-piece band of musicians and singers promise to revive the definitive sounds of the 60s with the skill, drive and passion it deserves.

The sounds that reflected the optimism of a generation on the cusp of positive progression were embraced by audiences worldwide, who were captivated by the irresistible rhythms and timeless songwriting. They gave us unforgettable hits including Stop!In The Name Of Love by Diana Ross and the Supremes, Tears of a Clown by Smokey Robinson as well as What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye.

Artistic ambassador for the venue, Paloma Faith, has praised Stratford Circus as “an incubator for young imaginations”, claiming that “if imagination is celebrated and nurtured it will provide the next generation of performance makers and audiences”, and with appearances from the likes of The Motown Sound, promoting sounds from across the cultural spectrum, it’s not hard to see why.

One of the most exciting venues in East London, Stratford Circus is run by the Stratford Arts Trust charity and has made it their mission to nurture young talent across London through collaborations with some of the best artists from across the globe. Situated in the heart of

Stratford Circus is at Theatre Square, E15 1BX, London. Doors open at 8pm. More information and a link to buy tickets can be found at www.stratford-circus.com.


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