The Jones Girls feat. Shirley Jones (Friday) - Standing Tickets
We have now released a limited amount of Standing Room Only Tickets. Holders of these tickets will only be allowed entry into the club strictly after 8.45pm, and will be watching the show from our designated standing area or from the bar - please note there is not always an opportunity to lean, so we advise that you should only purchase a standing ticket if you are able to stand unaided for the duration of the performance. Additionally, you will not be able to be grouped with any seated ticket holders, unless seats become available on the night.
One of the most iconic R&B groups of the '70s and '80s, The Jones Girls gained global fame through their smash hits ‘Nights Over Egypt’ and ‘You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else’.
Join Shirley Jones at Hideaway for two special nights as we celebrate our tenth anniversary of bringing the soul of live music to the heart of South London.
Born and raised in Detroit in a gospel singing family, the Jones Girls spent the better part of the ‘60s and ‘70s as sought-after backing vocalists, first regionally and then on a national basis. Their attempts to break through as a singing group on a number of smaller labels (including a brief stint at Curtis Mayfield's Curtom label) failed, and they seemed destined to spend their careers harmonizing behind bigger artists. However, while serving as Diana Ross's backing group during a mid-70s tour, the girls were "discovered" by Kenny Gamble and were signed to Gamble & Huff's Philadelphia International Records.
They came out smoking on PIR with their eponymous debut album and the infectious dance single ‘You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else’, which stormed the pop, soul and dance charts. They followed with the beautiful ballad, ‘We're A Melody’, a prototypical Philly song with sophisticated arrangements wrapped around their wonderful harmonies.
Both drop dead gorgeous and talented, the Jones Girls were individually accomplished singers; but together, their voices were absolutely heavenly. And at PIR they found the perfect match in the melodic writing and lush production that Gamble & Huff and Dexter Wansel/Cynthia Biggs provided them. Their second and third PIR albums were gems. ‘At Peace With Woman’ and ‘Get As Much Love As You Can’ featured a number of now classic cuts, including the club favourite ‘Nights Over Egypt’, the sassy ‘I Just Love the Man’ and a timeless cover of the Stylistics' ‘Children of the Night’.
Despite the tragic deaths of Brenda and Valorie, Shirley Jones continues to uphold the Girls’ legacy with her two nieces and nephew.
A Joint Hideaway Promotion in Association with Musical Therapy Entertainment