Mary Wilson, legendary star of The Original Supremes, will join Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, as a special guest on their UK tour this autumn. The tour begins in October, ends in December and calls at 36 theatres across the country. Tickets are on sale now.
Rising to fame during the Sixties, as a founding member of Motown Records The Supremes, alongside Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson was the only constant member of the group from their incarnation as The New Supremes in 1970, until they disbanded in 1977. Wilson lays claim to the number-one hits Baby Love, Stop, in the name of Love, Back in My Arms Again and You Can’t Hurry Love – to name but a few.
“I have admired Mary Wilson’s talents since we first met in November 1964 during the TAMI Show. We have been friends since that time, and remain so. It’s wonderful to have Mary join us onstage. It will be a fun tour – full of great music!” Bill Wyman.
Mary Wilson previously performed with Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings at a very special concert; a Royal charity gala in aid of the 60th Anniversary of the Red Cross, hosted by HRH Prince Albert of Monaco. Bill chose as the show’s theme, ‘A celebration of the music of the 60’s’, so Mary was a fitting choice.
She now joins Bill Wyman for this tour, as he returns to his musical roots. The Rhythm Kings superbly bring back to life the kind of classic rhythm & blues that first inspired Wyman to pick up the guitar as a teenager.
“Delivery is immaculate – a dream team of musicians”– Q Magazine
‘Every song is carefully picked, finely honed and exquisitely crafted’ – Classic Rock
“High precision jazz-blues-pop, superbly performed by top R&B veterans.” – Mojo
For the Back In The UK Tour, Mary will be joining the Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings band, which will include Bill Wyman, Georgie Fame, Albert Lee, Beverley Skeete, Geraint Watkins, Graham Broad, Terry Taylor, Frank Mead and Nick Payn.
Mary Wilson’s new single ‘Life’s Been Good To Me’ is now available via iTunes.