Soul legend to serenade fans at `supper special'.
But later this month soul legend Alexander O'Neal will be singing his hits while his fans eat their supper in a themed restaurant in County Durham.
O'Neal, originally from Mississippi and still based in America, has sold more than 11 million albums in the last two decades ( and on November 16, the day after his birthday, he will be performing at the Chicago Rock Cafe in Front Street, Chester-le-Street.
Restaurant bosses said last night they were delighted to have booked the soul legend, who embarked on his solo career in 1984.
A spokeswoman said: "He's obviously very popular with quite a range of people and this is quite a coup for the management."
O'Neal's first top 10 hit was a 1985 duet with Cherelle ( Saturday Love ( and he went on to record Criticize, Innocent, If You Were Here Tonight, A Broken Heart Can Mend, Hearsay and (What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me?
Before going solo he was the lead singer of a band called Flyte Tyme [corr] which, renamed as The Time, became the backing band for Prince.
Tickets for the Chicago Rock Cafe concert cost pounds 5 and can be bought at the venue or by calling (0191) 387-5012.
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|Publication:||The Journal (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Nov 3, 2005|
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