“The first time I heard her sing, I knew we were born in the same pond” James Brown
Lulu’s name is synonymous with rock and blues. It was the sixties when she first burst onto the scene at the tender age of 15, with the mega, definitive and enduring Shout. Since then she has topped the charts in every decade, working over the years with some of the greatest talents of our time – from Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash and The Beatles to Elton John, David Bowie and Paul McCartney. Also an accomplished actress, her film debut was in the cult classic To Sir With Love, breaking hearts all over the world with her plaintive rendition of the title song. She also starred alongside Tom Courtenay in Whatever Happened to Harold Smith and in the cult Adrian Mole TV series, playing Adrian Mole’s mother.
Lulu continues to set new standards and challenges for herself. When she turned her hand to writing, her song I Don’t Wanna Fight became a world-wide number one for Tina Turner and was nominated for both Grammy and Ivor Novello Awards. And who can forget the high-energy duet with Take That, lifting Relight My Fireto new heights and taking it to Number 1 in the UK. While mentoring the hopefuls on American Idol, Lulu stopped the show with a powerhouse version of To Sir With Love – arranged by Barry Manilow – to a stunned audience of over 70 million. She toured with Anastacia and Chaka Khan, and then in the following year with Heather Small, in the hugely successful Here Come The Girls Showing no sign of slowing down, Lulu has also turned successful business woman with her anti-ageing skin and body care collection, Time Bomb, currently breaking sales records on QVC and winning her a whole new legion of fans.
In 2015, Lulu released her very first self-penned album ‘Making Life Rhyme’ which received the best reviews of her fifty year career. Such was the success of this, that Britain’s first great female rock and soul voice performed a successful nation-wide tour in 2015, which culminated with a summer packed with festival appearances including the infamous Glastonbury.
In 2016 and 2017, she went back on the road with two sell-out UK tours, stretching from Aberdeen to Torquay, doing what she loves best. She also performed in rock and blues clubs in the USA and Australia. In 2018 she returned to the West End where she had the starring role in 42nd Street, receiving incredible reviews.
2019 saw Lulu perform with Take That, as their very special guest on all their Greatest Hits Live stadium and arena UK dates, performing at over 35 venues. She also returned to the stage for her own On Fire UK tour, which was a huge success as for the first time Lulu performed with specially compiled filmed content which shown on a huge LED screens.