Temperature’s rising - by Three Degrees

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Currently celebrating half a century in the music business, The Three Degrees have released their first new studio album for 25 years - and are taking it on tour.

Original members Helen Scott and Valerie Holiday were joined in 2011 by new arrival Freddie Pool and the trio have been wowing clubland with their live shows.

PAGE 8 (NORTH)'Death of a Salesman at York Theatre Royal from 31st October for a month, starring George Costigan as Willy Lomas. Pictured is George Costigan with his stage family Joseph Ryel ( Biff), Eileen O'Brien ( Linda) and Kieran Hill (Happy).  October 6, 2008.'Picture Bruce Rollinson

PAGE 8 (NORTH)'Death of a Salesman at York Theatre Royal from 31st October for a month, starring George Costigan as Willy Lomas. Pictured is George Costigan with his stage family Joseph Ryel ( Biff), Eileen O'Brien ( Linda) and Kieran Hill (Happy). October 6, 2008.'Picture Bruce Rollinson

To coincide with the release in March of their new album ‘Strategy (Our Tribute to Philadelphia)’, The Three Degrees are embarking on a 30-gig tour of the UK.

Calderdale music-lovers will get the chance to see them in action at the Ritz Ballroom, Brighouse, on Sunday, March 20.

Valerie Holiday said: “We are blessed with a wide age group appeal - from 15 to 65. We opened a lot of doors for other entertainers. In some cases, we may not have always succeeded but we have never given up.

“It still amazes me when we see teenagers singing along with our songs - and yet we still have the fans who have grown up with us.”

On the new album, The Three Degrees pay their own tribute to the timeless soul classics of Philadelphia including ‘Love Train’, ‘Disco Inferno’ and Billy Paul’s ‘Me and Mrs Jones’.

The trio features in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-running female vocal group in history.

For more information tel the Ritz on 01484 720058.