One of the country’s best-loved soul and gospel divas, Ruby Turner is performing at the Wyvern Theatre on Friday night.

Ruby, who gives sell-out tours with the Jools Holland Orchestra, is stopping by for an up-close-and-personal night of song.

Her fans have been following her since way back, when she sang with Culture Club, and the time she sang You Are So Beautiful with Jools Holland at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in 2012.

Expect to hear plenty of her earthy, warm, heart-rending ballads, which she first made her name back in 1986 (I’d Rather Go Blind) along with her own songs and R&B covers that simply bring the house down.

Ruby was born in Jamaica and her grandfather sang the lead in one of the island's Gospel groups. She moved to England when she was nine and lived here ever since.

To date, Ruby has released 17 albums as well as the BBC's Live From Glastonbury. She has also appeared on releases by the likes of Brian Ferry, UB40, Steve Winwood and Mick Jagger, and is one of the main singers in Jools Holland's R&B Orchestra, featuring on many tracks on his albums.

Tickets are £25.50. To book, call 01793 542281 or visit