A unique and ground-breaking career in entertainment.
Touring with the Legends
Over her 20-year career, Diane Shaw has performed on stages in front of more people than some artists in the charts today. Having her own successful Motown, Funk & Soul Revue for many years, she has regularly supported and toured with Legends of the Northern Soul, Motown and Disco world.
Due to her inimitable stage presence and unique vocal styling, she has regularly been honoured to share the stage with Stars of the Soul & Motown world. These have included Tito Jackson of the Jackson 5(I Want You Back/ ABC) Sister Sledge (We are Family) The Stylistics(I Can’t Give You Anything) George McCrae (Rock Your Baby) and Alexander O’Neal (Criticise). Similarly, she has toured with and supported Motown stars such as The Four Tops (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch (I Can’t Help Myself, Reach Out (I’ll be There) Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (Dancing in the Streets) The Contours (Do You Love Me) Kim Weston (It Takes Two) Brenda Holloway (You Make Me So Very Happy) and many more.
Diane recently took a break from full-time touring and surprised the Soul industry by emerging as a credible recording artist in her own right, when she released her own original material on Mecca Records. The albums ‘Love, Life & Strings’ and ‘Second Chance’ were both recorded live in the old-school way with a 20-piece Orchestra. As a result, the albums received worldwide critical acclaim and became the best-selling UK Soul Albums of the year in 2015 and 2018. Both albums stayed for two weeks at the top of the UK Soul Chart, gained airplay on BBC Radio 2 and ‘Love, Life & Strings’ was heralded by Tower Records in Tokyo as ‘The Best Soul Album of the 21st Century’. ‘Leave a Little Love’ was released as a Vinyl 7″ single, and became an instant soul hit in the UK, and the second release ‘That Thing You Do’ with it’s groove-laden ‘London Town Mix’ is still revered as summer club classic to this day.
Now back in her role as one of the UK’s most in-demand live acts, Dianne Shaw returns to the stage again as a performer moulded on a calibre of legend not often seen today. Still young enough to shake a tail-feather, yet old enough to have grown up singing and learning from the best. Performing with true class and distinction, she brings classic songs of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, freshly delivered to a new audience, and a new generation of Soul and Motown music lovers.
Diane performs her unique female Soul Motown Tribute Show all over the world in high profile venues. As a result she has gained a large following on the Modern and Northern Soul scenes in the UK. She continues to tour with her authentic soul band of up to 13 musicians. The show is available for Live Music Venues and Festivals, as well as private parties, Functions, Corporate Events, Tribute Nights and Weddings.
A soulful, fresh and funky set list, something for all ages, and guaranteed to keep the Dancefloor FULL!!