From a young age, Lulu found inspiration in the r&b and soul records made by American artists. She was showcased in the 2003 Mike Figgis/Martin Scorsese documentary "Red, White and Blues" along with other British artists (Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck) who were influenced by the genre.
When she turned her hand to writing, her song I Don't Wanna Fight became a world-wide number one for Tina Turner and was nominated for both Grammy and Ivor Novello Awards. And who can forget the high-energy duet with Take That, lifting Relight My Fire to new heights and taking it to number 1 in the UK? While mentoring the hopefuls on American Idol, Lulu stopped the show with a powerhouse version of To Sir With Love - arranged by Barry Manilow - to a stunned audience of over 70 million.
Never one to slow down, Lulu still regularly performs with her band throughout Europe. She enjoyed two successful sold-out tours of her "Here Come The Girls" show which paired her with Anastacia and Chaka Kahn. Now she looks forward to bringing her unique brand of rock n' soul to the United States.
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James "D-Train" Williams & Lulu