R'N'B icon Ruby Turner finally makes an appearance in the Lake District this autumn, following a postponement earlier this year.

The legendary singer will arrive at the Theatre by the Lake, in Keswick, on Sunday September 30, having had to cancel her February performance in unavoidable circumstances.

Ruby began her stellar musical career back in the 1980s, touring with Culture Club and then launched a successful solo career with soul, jazz and R'n'B hits such as I’d Rather Go Blind and It’s Gonna Be Alright.

A regular musical partner of Jools Holland - the two have played Cumbria together a few times - Turner has also worked with the likes of Bryan Ferry, Mick Jagger, UB40, The Temptations, Steve Winwood, and The Four Tops.

Ruby's solo career has spawned many hits including her biggest, It's Gonna Be Alright, making number one in the US R'n'B charts. Between 1986 and 1995, eight of her singles appeared in the UK singles chart, during which time she also released the album The Motown Songbook, on which she performed with Motown legends the Four Tops, the Temptations and Jimmy Ruffin.

She is best known for her albums and single releases, as well as her work as a session backing vocalist. She has written songs that have been covered by artists including Lulu, Yazz and Maxi Priest.

On New Year's Eve 1999, she sang the National Anthem for Queen Elizabeth II, Prime minister Tony Blair and other dignitaries at the opening of the Millennium Dome, in London, and has also sang on the BBC's Jools' Annual Hootenanny from 2007 to 2017.

She was awarded an MBE in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to music.

Tickets for the show on Sunday September 30 are available from the Theatre by the Lake box office.