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Supreme joy; THREE DECADES ON, KAAREN RAGLAND KEEPS ALIVE THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN.

Byline: SAMUEL EVANS Samuel Evans may refer to:
  • Samuel Evans (VC) (c. 1821–1901), Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Samuel Evans (1882–1946), Satyananda Stokes, apple grower and freedom fighter.
 

KAAREN Ragland first took to the stage as a Supreme in 1978, now 30 years later and as eager as ever she is back in the UK, performing the music that personified the Motown era.

"I think it's wonderful that the music is still appreciated and remains relevant. I believe it's because we have remained true to the spirit of the music. Also we have been lucky to have terrific vocalists who also are fun entertainers. The ladies I work with are like sisters and we complement each other. The harmonies are full and we still move," said Kaaren, founder of The Sounds Of The Supremes, who will be performing in North Wales North Wales (known in some archaic texts as Northgalis) is the northernmost unofficial region of Wales, bordered to the south by Mid Wales and to the east by England.  next month.

"We are really looking forward to this tour. It's been a while since we have done a comprehensive tour in the UK. I first came as a member of The Supremes in 1978, it was also the first year I visited Wales Wales, Welsh Cymru, western peninsula and political division (principality) of Great Britain (1991 pop. 2,798,200), 8,016 sq mi (20,761 sq km), west of England; politically united with England since 1536. The capital is Cardiff. .

TICKETSThe Sound Supremes, June 8. 01745 I believe at that time we played in many of rhylpavilion.co.

the larger clubs. This time we are doing a complete two hour show, featuring all the hits, hopefully still with a little glamour."

After The Supremes disbanded in 1977, former Supreme Mary Wilson Not to be confused with Mari Wilson.

Not to be confused with Meri Wilson.
Mary Wilson may refer to:
  • Mary Wilson, Baroness Wilson of Rievaulx (born 1918), British poet, best known as the wife of former British prime minister, Harold Wilson
 hired Kaaren as a back-up singer for a European tour in 1978. The pair continued to tour together for eight years, it was shortly after this run that Kaaren decided to continue the legacy and The Sounds Of The Supremes were formed.

Of The Pavilion, 330000, Although this came with a legal battle from Mary Wilson over the use of The Supremes name - which Kaaren won - meaning that the band are now the only legally endorsed tribute act of its kind by Motown.

"I tend to always look at the glass as half full, instead of half empty. I don't believe in regrets. Also we have been blessed to have many wonderful opportunities and to visit wonderful countries. Music can be a wonderful ambassador," said Kaaren.

Now, performing some of the best loved hits from a generation including Stop In The Name of Love and Baby Love, the band are set to embark on a nationwide tour, with a date at Rhyl Pavilion.

"We are looking forward to how comprehensive the tour is. Five weeks, all over Great Britain Great Britain, officially United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, constitutional monarchy (2005 est. pop. 60,441,000), 94,226 sq mi (244,044 sq km), on the British Isles, off W Europe. The country is often referred to simply as Britain.  is just terrific. Over the years I have played many times at St David''s Hall in Cardiff and the audiences were terrific and very musical, it will be great to come back to Wales."

"Just be sure to come to our show ready to sing along and dance in the aisles. We love the participation. Motown just makes you want to move.

Kaaren remains a big fan of some of Britains greatest artists, and there's one band she would love to duet with, "There are so many British bands we would love to perform with, some of our favourites are Sting, the Rolling Stones Rolling Stones, English rock music group that rose to prominence in the mid-1960s and continues to exert great influence. Members have included singer

Mick Jagger (Michael Phillip Jagger), 1943–; guitarists

Brian Jones
, Simply Red, Robbie Williams, Coldplay and... One Direction."

TICKETSThe Sound Of The Supremes, Rhyl Pavilion, June 8. 01745 330000, rhylpavilion.co.uk

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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 25, 2012
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