Rebecca Ferguson, whose voice has been compared to Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone and Dusty Springfield has reached for the stars with her third album “Lady Sings the Blues” which will be released on RCA Records on March 9.

The album is Rebecca’s interpretation of the iconic Billie Holiday album, whose story led to the multi award winning film and record starring Diana Ross. Ferguson now brings her own experience and story to these classic songs for a new generation.

The album was recorded in Los Angeles at the famed Capitol Studios, with producer Troy Miller, who has previously worked with Amy Winehouse, Rumer, Laura Mvula, Dexys Midnight Runners, Chaka Khan and ‘Gershwin recomposed’.

In February and March 2015 Rebecca will perform “Lady Sings The Blues” in its entirety at a short series of intimate shows at St James Theatre in London.

The shows at St. James Theatre will take place on:

FEB 16, 18, 20, 21

MARCH 19, 20, 21

Tickets, priced at £29 and £25 go on sale today, Tuesday January 13 at 1pm from the following outlets.