Soul Singer Oleta Adams at El Camino College
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The last date listed for Singer Oleta Adams was Friday October 12, 2007 / 8:00pm.
Currently at El Camino College Center for the Arts -- Marsee Auditorium
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Featured review from Colleen McDuffieRed Velvet
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I took my 14 yr old daughter to see Oleta and I am glad I did. My daughter is a songstress whom I continue to expose to the many faucets of music and Ms. Adams was another excellent choice.
Oleta Adams is a beautiful songstress. It is also very obvious to see what an amazing woman she is; she was a lot of fun during the concert, she made some great comments and "played" with her audience. She even handled some technical difficulties with stride. Had she not mentioned the difficulties we wouldn't have ever known they existed.
I will continue to take my daughter to see Ms. Adams whenever she visits LA. Next time I believe I will take my 12 yr old son too, along with some family and friends.
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This was my first visit to El Camino but, I figured a college setting would be somewhat intimate and, I was right. It was perfect for Ms. Adams, whose voice was in prime form. She is as personable as she is talented and, sounds even better live...continued
Oleta Adams was born the daughter of a preacher and was raised with gospel music. In her youth her family moved to Yakima, Washington, which is sometimes shown as her place of birth.
Adams started her career in the early 1980s with two self financed albums which had limited success. In 1985, she was discovered by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, founders of the English pop band, Tears for Fears, whilst performing in a Kansas City, Missouri bar. They invited her to join their band as a singer on their next album The Seeds of Love.
In 1989, the LP was released and the single “Woman In Chains” – sung as a duet by Adams and Orzabal and with Phil Collins on drums – became her real first hit. Adams started her solo career in 1990 assisted by Orzabal who did the production. Her debut album Circle of One received much critical acclaim and she scored her biggest hit to date in 1991 with her Grammy nominated cover of Brenda Russell’s “Get Here”. 1991 also saw Adams contribute to the Elton John/Bernie Taupin tribute album, Two Rooms, on which appeared her version of John’s 1974 hit “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me”.
Her next album Evolution was also a commercial success. Her 1995 release, Moving On, saw Adams move more in the direction of R&B. Two years later she released the Christian themed Come Walk With Me.