ELKIE Brooks is celebrating her career in a Greatest Hits tour.

The Grand Theatre in Leeds is on the schedule for Elkie she performs classic hits, blues and jazz, in an electric evening for September 6.

Referred to as the ‘British Queen of Blues’, Elkie began singing professionally in 1960, but it was her 1977 album Two Days Away that launched her career.

The album featured her hit and evergreen signature song Pearl’s A Singer, co-written and produced by Elvis stalwarts Leiber & Stoller.

Subsequent hits included Fool If You Think It’s Over, Lilac Wine, Sunshine After The Rain, Warm And Tender Love, Don’t Cry Out Loud and No More The Fool.

Her 1981 album Pearls was in the charts for 79 weeks and sold over a million, making Elkie the biggest-selling female album artist in British pop at the time.

Visit leedsgrandtheatre.com to book tickets.