Sophie Ellis-Bextor - The Song Diaries Tour
Following on from performing live with orchestra and band for the first time at London’s Royal Festival Hall last year, renowned singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor will perform orchestral versions of her hits as well as songs from the great canon of disco songs.
Since the release of her debut album Read My Lips in 2001, which sold over two million copies worldwide, Ellis-Bextor has had six Top 10 singles, including Take Me Home, Get Over You, and of course Murder on the Dancefloor.
She has incorporated several genres over the course of her career, from her debut through to 2014’s Wanderlust, which fused elements of folk, baroque and orchestral music. The album was certified Gold and spawned the hit single Young Blood, which will be performed on the tour.
Her most recent album, 2016’s Familia, included disco, dance, sophisti-pop and chamber pop. What has been a constant thread though is her trademark, stunning vocal sound.
Sophie said: “It’s so exciting to be performing hits from my entire career with full orchestral arrangements for the first time! This is a bit of a dream come true. I’m especially delighted that I get to do some proper full-on live disco with strings…it’s going to be really special!”