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Multi-talented performer bringing soul-stirring night of hits to Romford theatre

PUBLISHED: 12:00 21 February 2016

Tribute performer Shenton Dixon as Louis Armstrong. Picture: Shenton Dixon

Tribute performer Shenton Dixon as Louis Armstrong. Picture: Shenton Dixon

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Fans of Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Barry White and Louis Armstrong will be delighted to know they can see them all in concert this month.

Tribute performer Shenton Dixon as Stevie Wonder. Picture: Shenton Dixon Tribute performer Shenton Dixon as Stevie Wonder. Picture: Shenton Dixon

Well, not quite, but multi-talented performer Shenton Dixon will be in town with his one-man Legends of Soul show, recreating the looks, personas and voices of the icons.

The singer, who has appeared in several West End musicals and on TV shows The Voice and Eastenders (in his role as “Fat Elvis”), will be at the Brookside Theatre, Eastern Road, Romford, on February 27.

He and the Legends of Soul Concert Band will perform a two-hour show packed with hits including Never Give Up On A Good Thing, Wonderful World, Superstition and My First My Last My Everything.

“These are guys I’ve always admired,” said Leicester-born Shenton. “When I was at college I used to do talent competitions as Stevie Wonder and bring the house down. I started doing it professionally and about three or four years ago someone said, ‘Why don’t you put them all together?’”

Tribute performer Shenton Dixon as Barry White. Picture: Shenton Dixon Tribute performer Shenton Dixon as Barry White. Picture: Shenton Dixon

The show takes the audience through the history of the acts, starting with George Benson and ending with Barry White. Shenton then performs a soul medley paying tribute to late singers.

“It’s a great, fun night out for anybody who likes soul music,” he said.

“It’s light-hearted nostalgia, with the songs performed in their original version.”

Shenton, an original cast member from The Buddy Holly Story musical, believes he sounds most like Louis Armstrong, who he has been doing impressions of since he was a child.

Tribute performer Shenton Dixon as George Benson. Picture: Shenton Dixon Tribute performer Shenton Dixon as George Benson. Picture: Shenton Dixon

But fans’ feedback differs.

“It depends on who their favourite is,” he said. “I sound like all of them!”

The show will begin at 8pm.

Tickets are £17.50 and can be bought at brooksidetheatre.com or by calling 01708 755775.

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