01 February 2017

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, responsible for classic hits such as Nowhere to Run, soul favorite My Baby Loves Me, the pop anthem Jimmy Mack, and the signature Dancing In The Street bring the sound of Motown to Burning Lantern Fayre.

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas join international performers Tom Odell, Jack Savoretti and The Shires on the bill for this brand new music event for Wales.

When looking for the perfect presentation of the Motown sound and style, few fit the bill as well as Martha Reeves & The Vandellas. It was 1963 when they moved from being Marvin Gaye’s original backup singers to stars in their own right with 'Come and Get These Memories', 'Heat Wave', and 'Quicksand'.

One of Motown’s most enduring and beloved stars, Reeves and her Vandellas – her sisters, Lois (who joined the group in 1967) and Delphine (who came aboard in 1980) – remain in high demand, heating up clubs, casinos, concert stages, colleges and music festivals across the globe.

Reeves is the recipient of the Dinah Washington Award, a Rhythm n’ Blues Foundation Pioneer Award, a Black Woman in Publishing Legends Award, and has been inducted in the Alabama, Soul, Rock and Roll, and Vocal Group halls of fame. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas are listed among Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Immortal Artists.

When you talk of Motown legends they don’t come much bigger than Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, so it’s a great privilege to have the all-girl group and their iconic hits on the already exciting line-up for Burning Lantern.