The Jones Girls feat. Shirley Jones Theatre & Performing Arts


One of the most iconic R and B groups of the '70s and '80s, The Jones Girls gained global fame through their smash hits 'Nights Over Egypt'

Join Shirley Jones at Hideaway for two special nights as we celebrate our tenth anniversary of bringing the soul of live music to the heart of South London

Born and raised in Detroit in a gospel singing family, the Jones Girls spent the better part of the '60s and '70s as sought-after backing vocalists, first regionally and then on a national basisTheir attempts to break through as a singing group on a number of smaller labels (including a brief stint at Curtis Mayfield's Curtom label) failed, and they seemed destined to spend their careers harmonizing behind bigger artistsHowever, while serving as Diana Ross's backing group during a mid-70s tour, the girls were "discovered" by Kenny Gamble and were signed to Gamble and Huff's Philadelphia International Records

They came out smoking on PIR with their eponymous debut album and the infectious dance single 'You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else', which stormed the pop, soul and dance chartsThey followed with the beautiful ballad, 'We're A Melody', a prototypical Philly song with sophisticated arrangements wrapped around their wonderful harmonies

Both drop dead gorgeous and talented, the Jones Girls were individually accomplished singers; but together, their voices were absolutely heavenlyAnd at PIR they found the perfect match in the melodic writing and lush production that Gamble and Huff and Dexter Wansel/Cynthia Biggs provided themTheir second and third PIR albums were gems'At Peace With Woman' and 'Get As Much Love As You Can' featured a number of now classic cuts, including the club favourite 'Nights Over Egypt', the sassy 'I Just Love the Man' and a timeless cover of the Stylistics' 'Children of the Night'

Despite the tragic deaths of Brenda and Valorie, Shirley Jones continues to uphold the Girls' legacy with her two nieces and nephew

Artists: The Jones Girls, Shirley Jones

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Date(s)21 Feb 2020
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VenueHideaway Jazz Club
Address2 Empire Mews Stanthorpe Road, London, Greater London,

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Event Details

Date21 Feb 2020
Time(s)9:00 PM - 11:30 PM
CostGeneral Admission: GBP 27.50
VenueHideaway Jazz Club
2 Empire Mews Stanthorpe Road
Greater London
CategoryTheatre & Performing Arts


13 Dec 2019

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