Karla Milton

Class act to launch new sound at Bookmark Bloxwich

Karla Milton

Music fans are in for a very special treat on Friday 18th May when a classy new band is being launched for the first time at the Bookmark Bloxwich Theatre in Elmore Row, Bloxwich.

The Karla Milton Collective are headed up by two former stars of legendary sixties-influenced band DC Fontana, and are all set to blow the roof off at the Bookmark with their hot new sound.

Singer Karla Milton is the ‘tour-de-force’ whose unmistakeable star quality and talent was a major factor in the meteoric rise to fame of DC Fontana. Soulful and sultry, plaintive and pleading, Karla has been compared to Sharon Tandy and hailed as a natural successor to Julie Driscoll while Steve Trigg is an experienced and talented trumpet player, much sought after as a session player and arranger.

Stuart Williams of Bloxwich Library Forum, which manages the theatre in partnership with Bloxwich Library, said:

“Both Karla and Steve are extraordinary talents, and we’re delighted to see them back on stage in Bloxwich with their amazing new project, The Karla Milton Collective.

“The band are treading exciting new ground this time around, and music fans who know Steve and Karla’s past work are in for a surprise!  Soulful, funky, cool and sophisticated sounds will be on offer from these world class musicians on the 18th, and with more than a passing nod to acid jazz and 60’s groove this could well be the shot in the arm the music industry has been waiting for!

“We’re particularly proud – and immensely excited – that the band have chosen Bookmark Bloxwich Theatre for their launch gig, and we hope that music fans will beat a path to our doors to hear what it’s all about!”

Doors open at 8pm on the night for a 9pm start, and there will be a bar.  Tickets cost just £5 and are available from Bloxwich Library – call 01922 655900.  Booking is highly recommended!