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Jaki Graham is one of the most appealing Soul entertainers to emerge from the UK, as a true pioneer having paved the way for many a black British female solo artist who followed. Jaki achieved international success with a string of hits from 85 including Could it Be Im Falling In Love? Round and Around, Set Me Free, Step Right Up and Breaking Away, also making the Music Guinness Book of Records in the 80s as the first black British female solo artist to have 6 consecutive Top 1020 hits. Her career excelled in the 90s with her album Real Life selling more than 800,000 copies in less than four weeks. Her cover of Aint Nobody reached No. 1 in the US Billboard Dance charts for 5 weeks as well as achieving gold in Australia, Japan and the USA. Jaki is officially a Motown artist, as one of the only British females to hold this credential alongside Kiki Dee. Jaki also holds a Doctorate from the University of Wolverhampton, for which she was also made Pro-Chancellor due to her outstanding contributions to the music industry and awarded her very own Star on Birminghams Broad Street. Jaki Graham firmly maintains her position as one of Britains most revered ladies of soul with the 2018 release of her long awaited new studio album When a Woman Loves which topped the UK Soul Charts and produced a US Independent Chart No.1 single! An Evening with Jaki Graham gives the perfect opportunity for real music lovers to experience Jakis hits and Motown classics stripped back, whilst turning the spotlight on her powerful and emotive vocals, highlighting her effervescent personality that shes known and loved for, up close and personal!
Jaki Graham is a unique vocalist and one of the most appealing Soul entertainers to emerge from the UK, who rose to prominence in the UK charts back in the 'eighties with solo & duet releases, such as ‘Could it Be I'm Falling In Love?’, ‘Mated’, ‘Breaking Away’, ‘Step Right Up’, and, of course, 'Set Me Free'.
A tremendous International career followed her UK chart success, with her projects gaining acclaim and massive record sales in Japan, Australia, and the US, with ‘Ain’t Nobody’ reaching No.1 in the Billboard dance charts for 5 weeks. Jaki has been recording and performing with the likes of Michael McDonald, Al Green, James Ingram, Percy Sledge, Freda Payne, Lamont Dozier and even, Sir Cliff Richard on his recent Soulicious Tour.
Henry Tudor House is an excellent live music venue, which also happens to be a restaurant and bar located in one of the most historic half-timbered buildings in Shrewsbury, believed to be the place where a beleaguered Henry Tudor sought refuge on his way to the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. In the ground floor bar, customers can try a selection of carefully chosen wines and beers. The first floor restaurant offers a range of dishes, including hearty stews, delicate souffles, creamy risottos and perfectly seared steaks. A luxurious private dining room, vaulted function room and magnificent big room are also available and ideal for special occasions.
Henry Tudor House can be found in Barracks Passage which is at the top of Wyle Cop. The entrance to Barracks Passage is between ‘The Chocolate Gourmet’ and ‘Snooty Fox’. The nearest all night parking is at St Julian’s Car Park, St Julian’s Friars, Shrewsbury SY1 1XL.