Roars of approval for singer Leo the Lion in Motown show

Singer Leo the Lion (Leo Ihenacho) stars in Dancing in the Streets, on tour to Sheffield City Hall
Singer Leo the Lion (Leo Ihenacho) stars in Dancing in the Streets, on tour to Sheffield City Hall

Dancing in the Streets, 
Sheffield City Hall

Leo the Lion, one of the stars of the latest series of The Voice, is heading the cast of this celebration of Motown’s greatest hits tonight.

Singer-songwriter Leo Ihenacho is also a former member of the multi-platinum-selling UK group The Streets, led by Mike Skinner.

Leo was picked by pop princess Kylie Minogue in the blind auditions of The Voice.

She declared him “one of my favourite singers” and fellow judge Will i am described him as a “freakin’ incredible singer”.

Dancing in the Streets arrives with a full supporting company of singers, dancers and the Dancing in the Streets band.

Leo will act as the show’s host and will be singing chart-topping hits made famous by Edwin Starr, The Four Tops, The Temptations and Marvin Gaye.

He said: “I grew up loving the sound of Motown.

“So many famous artists forged their career at the label and the hits that came from that 
tiny recording studio in Detroit have stood the test of time and remain classics to this day.

“ I feel honoured to be singing some of the greatest songs ever written by a group of truly legendary artists”

The show seeks to re-create the energy and electricity of Detroit, known as the Motor City.

The cast will perform favourite songs made famous by The Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.

Box office: at the venue, online at http://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/ or call 0114 278 9789.