A SPECIAL greatest hits performance will celebrate more than 50 years in the music business for one of the industry's most dynamic performers.

Famed for an endless repertoire of the voices of the world’s top singers Joe Longthorne is coming to town with a slot at Venue Cymru in August.

Longthorne’s commanding voice has seen a succession of gold and platinum albums that have sold in the region of 10 million records.

Declared “The finest talent. He is up there at the top” by legendary comedian Bob Hope, Longthorne promises rollercoaster ride of songs and impressions as Joe performs with his own talented live band.

Show promoter, David Halford of Artistes International Management, said: “From Tom Jones to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, Joe’s impressions are flawless.”

Longthorne's own incredible career in showbiz began with appearances on TV’s Junior Showtime. His big break came in 1981 when he was a finalist on London Weekend Television's iconic Search for a Star.

This led to appearances at the London Palladium with Bob Hope and The Talk of the Town. A short time later, Joe received the Variety Club of Britain award as Most Promising Artiste of the Year.

Television specials in the UK and USA soon followed, and the rest, as they say is history.

Halford added: “Million-selling albums, sell-out concerts around the world – including the Royal Albert Hall – make Joe’s the hottest ticket in town.

“Book now to be sure not to miss a fantastic night of song, chat and laughter.”

Still need convincing? The inimitable Shirley Bassey once said “Joe can do me better than I can do myself”.

Support for the evening's entertainment comes from George King, a regular face on TV during the Eighties appearing on hit shows The Comedians, Live at Her Majesty's and New Faces.

With such incredible talent on offer - and more than few legends recreated to boot - don't miss the show Saturday, August 10 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £25.50, available from venuecymru.co.uk or by calling the box office on 01492 872000.