Roy Hemming

main_image3Roy is a long-standing member of the legendary group, The Drifters. He has worked alongside founding member Johnny Moore for more than a decade and is now the longest serving singer in the band. Roy has made numerous television and concert appearances all over the world, including The Royal Albert Hall and several Royal Variety Shows. In 1995, he performed as a member of The Drifters at The White House for the President of the USA, Mr. Bill Clinton and was invited back to perform a second time by special request of the President! Roy has also enjoyed major success when he signed a recording deal in the mid- seventies with The J.A.L.N. Band, one of the first bands to storm the British charts with an out ‘n’ out dance record, “Disco Music, I Like It” produced by Pete Waterman. After three well-received albums, the group disbanded and Roy launched his solo career, during which he has toured the Middle East, Europe and America, playing some of the world’s most prestigious venues.

 

 

 

 

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In 1997, Roy released his first solo album, “No Afro, No Sequins, No Flares” to great critical acclaim. He followed this in 1999 with his second solo album, “All Talked Out” which includes a fine version of ‘The Drifters’ classic, “Like Sister and Brother”.

Roy G. Hemmings is a highly-respected professional artiste with a most distinguished track record and a stage craft of the finest tradition. His live show is a celebration of timeless songs performed with an energy and emotion that touches the hearts of audiences everywhere.

Dictionary of Soul

Dictionary Of Soul are one of the finest exponents of their chosen genre. The band consists of eight superbly talented male and female musicians whose energy and spirit provide the uplifting, driving force behind Roy G Hemmings’ lively vocals and also introduce the essential backing vocals required to present this very special era of music at its best. The rhythm section are all experienced, highly regarded session musicians who have also performed world-wide with an impressive array of artistes.

Completing the Dictionary Of Soul’s line up is one of the hottest young horn sections around. The three-piece are musicians of the highest class, University graduates with top music degrees, whose outstanding skills are decorated with the zest and passion of youth! As session musicians, they have performed with such luminaries as Johhny Dankworth, Jools Holland and Roy Wood and are all current members of one the UK’s most well-respected outfits, The Walsall Jazz Orchestra.

 


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