Something to SHOUT about!


Anastacia, Chaka Khan & Lulu 'Here Come the Girls' is the name of the show, and it really was something to 'SHOUT' about! Last night at the Hammersmith Apollo, a few short hours after appearing on QVC with her skincare range, out very own Lulu teamed up with Chaka Khan and Anastacia for an entertainment extravaganza.

They performed everything from Motown classics to Robbie Williams' 'Angels', plus some great renditions of their own hits. Six backing dancers completed the show's line-up and I have to say, it was FABULOUS!

Ali K, Lulu & Julia And how do I know this? 'Cause I was right there, smack bang in the middle of row three with Ali K to my left and Sophie, my daughter, to my right. We sang along and bopped the night away – we even tried to get Ali Young, who was there too, up on her feet to join in, but I'm afraid we failed miserably! Although rumour has it, with total disregard for any potential wrinkle formation, she was smiling… LOL!!!

Sophie & Lulu So, three iconic females from the music industry, three strong voices and incredible energy, particularly from Lulu during her performance of 'SHOUT!'. It's almost impossible to believe that she's 61 and soon to be a grandmother… it must be all the great skincare she uses! If you have a look on YouTube you'll find a vid of her singing 'Mercy' and you can see for yourself just how great she looks!

If you get a chance to see the 'Here Come the Girls' show then don't miss it, it's a real 'feel good' night out. They're in Brighton tonight, Oxford tomorrow, my home city of Nottingham next Tuesday and Lulu's home town of Glasgow next Thursday.

Just a thought, if there was a 'Here Come the Boys' tour, which three male vocalists would you like to see perform together? Personally I'd go for Phil Collins, Stevie Wonder and Barry Manilow OR a younger trio of Justin Timberlake, Usher and Ne-Yo… I know which line-up Sophie would prefer! Who would your top three male singers be?

And talking of top males, Ralph Rossini is back in town with his latest Honora pearls TSV launching at midnight tonight with Ali K… if she's got any voice left, that is!

Speak soon,
Julia. xx.


  1. Sophie December 3, 2009 at 4:41 pm -  Reply

    I agree… was an AMAZING concert…one not to be missed, perfect for a girl’s night out! My personal highlight was the cover of “Angels”…truely amazing!
    My 3 singers for ‘Here come the boys’ would have to be Neyo, Lionel Richie nd a bit of Bryan Adams!

  2. Magda Chetty December 4, 2009 at 7:49 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    The concert sound amazing, Iam going to Egypt mid Jan for 2 weeks (via London) and I will spend some time in London on the way back, I would love to go.
    It is great that you and Sophie go out and have good fun together, she sounds like a great girl ( but do tell her that she also have a great mum).
    My 3 singers for “Here come the boys” would be phil Collin (like you), Lionel Richie ( like Sophie) and George Michael.

  3. sylvia December 6, 2009 at 9:24 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    The three male singers I would choose would be Billy Joel,Bruce Springsteen and the late great Billy Mackenzie from The Associates.I would be in seventh heaven! x

  4. julia roberts December 7, 2009 at 12:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi Magda
    Hope you have a great time in Egypt – somewhere I have never been but always think I will go ‘one day’! Hope you get the chance to see the ‘Here come the Girls’ show when you are in the UK and remember to let me know your dates, although I am away myself from the 18th of January.
    Good choice of ‘boys’
    much love
    Julia x

  5. julia roberts December 7, 2009 at 12:07 pm -  Reply

    Hi Sylvia
    Thanks for your trio – if we are including the ‘late greats’ I would definitely have had Barry White in my line-up!
    much love
    Julia x

  6. Steven December 7, 2009 at 10:07 pm -  Reply

    I like Lulu, Julia – nothing to do with her being a Rangers fan I believe – honest!
    PS whats happening to Palace :O

  7. julia roberts December 8, 2009 at 7:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Steven
    I believe you are right about Lulu’s favoured Glasgow team!!
    Palace are blowing hot and cold at the moment, and it’s not good off the pitch!!
    Who would your top 3 male vocalists be to perform in a show together??
    Julia x

  8. Steven December 10, 2009 at 5:06 pm -  Reply

    That sounds familiar Julia re Palace. Oh meant to say I spotted that you had left a comment on that Palace thread. Took me ages to notice. I thought you had forgotten about that! top 3 male? Not too sure I could give you a female one though. Kylie Minogue Katherine Jenkins and Lulu of course!! I would want front row seats
    Love Steven xx

  9. Rachel Hunter December 12, 2009 at 4:33 pm -  Reply

    Glad you had a great night listening to the ‘girls’You all look amazing in the photos.
    My three ‘boys’ would be Michael Buble, Marti Pellow (Wet Wet Wet )and Tom Jones – a good mix of voices there !-although how fantastic would it have been to have had the musical genius of Michael Jackson, Elvis and Frank Sinatra singing together.
    Wish all at QVC a cool yule, regards and best wishes, Rachel

  10. catherine December 13, 2009 at 3:17 pm -  Reply

    Hello Julia, I was lucky enough to see The ladies in Cardiff and enjoyed every second of it they were just brilliant!

  11. julia roberts December 16, 2009 at 11:02 am -  Reply

    Hi Steven
    That is a very eclectic mix!! Lulu and Kylie I can see leaping around but it would be very interesting to see if Katherine Jenkins can ……….. mind you she has gone very ‘hip’ with her latest release covering one of my favourite Evanescence (is that how it’s spelt?) tracks! Now for the boys???????????
    speak soon
    Julia x

  12. julia roberts December 16, 2009 at 11:08 am -  Reply

    Hi Rachel
    Thanks for the compliments for us all – I think you could see from the photos that we enjoyed ourselves!
    Am I allowed to have a quartet cos I would like to add Michael Buble – far and away the best ‘Celebrity’ performer on X Factor last weekend wouldn’t you agree?
    Big thumbs up for your ‘late greats’ too.
    Merry Christmas
    Julia x

  13. julia roberts December 16, 2009 at 11:10 am -  Reply

    Hi Catherine
    You didn’t say who your ‘Here Come the Boys’ trio would be?
    Julia x

  14. Steven December 16, 2009 at 6:20 pm -  Reply

    My ‘Boys’ lol. I would go for Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi, and Lionel Ritchie for the older ladies – not that I’m meaning you as an older lady of course! Sook sook

  15. julia roberts December 21, 2009 at 1:17 am -  Reply

    Hi Steven
    All great voices Steven and no offence taken as I AM an older lady!! What does sook sook mean??
    Good win for your boys this weekend
    speak soon
    Julia x

  16. Steven December 21, 2009 at 5:05 pm -  Reply

    Great win for us Julia and all of a sudden we’re 4 points ahead! Sook sook basically means I was saying nice thigs to keep in with you. Your only as old as you feel they say
    Steven xx

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