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Pepi Lemer's Back2Front Tickets

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British Jazz artist Pepi Lemer performs songs from her album, Back2Front. An explosive mix of Latin percussion, jazz improvisation and songs from around the world including compositions from the great Pat Metheny, with lyrics written by Pepi.

As a backing singer in the late 60s and 70s, Pepi worked with and alongside The Beatles, Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton and Duanne Eddy with Art of Noise. Along with the bassist Jeff Clyne, Pepi created the legendary jazz fusion group Turning Point, with her unique vocalese style of singing. The band became Britain’s No. 1 jazz fusion group and released two acclaimed albums, and toured with many jazz artists including Chick Corea and Horace Silver.

Pepi went on to work with jazz artists including Kenny Wheeler, John Dankworth, John Surman, Stan Tracy, Mike Gibbs, Arturo Sandeval, Barbara Thompson, Ian Carr and Gary Husband.

Parallel to her work in jazz, Pepi has had a successful career as a vocal coach and has taught the Spice Girls as well as other well-known groups and personalities from actress Jennifer Saunders to presenter Graham Norton.

For the album and tour, Pepi has formed Back2Front, a new band of outstanding musicians including Peter Lemer (John Stevens, Jeff Clyne) on piano, Chris Laurence (John Surman, Kenny Wheeler) on bass, Paul Robinson (Nina Simone) on drums, Gary Hammond (The Beautiful South) on percussion, Richard Edwards (Jamiroquai) on trombone and Derek Nash (Jools Holland) on the tenor sax.