Diane Shaw travels the world. She was once described as the ‘most famous unknown singer’ in the UK. She has probably performed in front of more people than most singers in the pop charts today.
Heralded as the freshest thing to hit the UK Soul scene in years Diane Shaw brings an enthusiasm and energy rarely seen on stage today.
If you’re a Soul and Motown fan you’ll love this show – The Sound Of Young America – Motown ‘Live’. Soul singers don’t come much more highly recommended than this fine lady. And if you’re looking for a Soul and Motown singer for your event enquire today.
Diane Shaw – Soul Singer
Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It combines elements of African-American gospel music, rhythm and blues and jazz. Soul music became popular for dancing and listening in the United States, where record labels such as Motown, Atlantic and Stax were influential during the Civil Rights Movement. Soul also became popular around the world, directly influencing rock music and the music of Africa.
According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, soul is “music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm & blues into a form of funky, secular testifying”. Catchy rhythms, stressed by handclaps and extemporaneous body moves, are an important feature of soul music. Soul music dominated the U.S. R&B chart in the 1960s and many recordings crossed over into the pop charts in the U.S., Britain and elsewhere. (Wikipedia)
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