SINGING legend Elkie Brooks and her band will be performing in Perth Concert Hall on Saturday, September 15.

The show will include performances of songs that feature on her new hits collection, ‘Pearls – The Very Best Of Elkie Brooks’.

Elkie, whose top hits include songs like ‘Lilac Wine’, ‘Fool If You Think It’s Over’, and ‘Sunshine After The Rain’, began singing professionally back in 1960.

Aged just 15, she won a talent contest at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, judged by the infamous Don Arden, manager of stars like Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.  

Then, after years of singing in cabaret clubs, Elkie ended up supporting the Beatles at one of their 1964 Christmas shows – and landed her first hit single the same year.

By the end of the 60s, she was singing jazz with Humphrey Lyttelton’s band, before going on to co-front the band Vinegar Joe alongside Robert Palmer.

After several years with Palmer, Elkie went on to enjoy a highly successful solo career.

By 2012, she had more chart albums under her belt than any other British female artist.

Anyone interest in attending ‘Pearls – The Very Best Of’ at Perth Concert Hall can purchase tickets by visiting www.horsecross.co.uk/, or calling the Box Office on 01738 621031.