Currently celebrating 50 years in the business, The Three Degrees are bringing sweet soul music to Truro on their latest tour of the UK.

Featured in the Guinness World Records as the longest-running female vocal group in history, The Three Degrees are arguably one of the most successful female soul/disco groups of the 1970's, with numerous hits, including 'When will I see you again', 'Year of decision' and 'Take good care of yourself'.

The trio, which features original members, Helen Scott and Valerie Holiday with new arrival Freddie Pool (who joined in 2011), are touring while releasing their first new studio album in 25 years.

'Strategy (Our tribute to Philadelphia)' will be released on March 4 on SoulMusic Records.

Recorded with a full band and orchestra in Atlanta, USA, the album features the trio's personal tribute to timeless Philadelphia classics, such as The O'Jays' 'Love train' and The Trammps' 'Disco Inferno', along with a new recording of the group's own hit, The Sound of Philadelphia (TSOP).

Helen Scott said: "This album holds a special place for me. I was raised in Philly and my exposure to the music of many Philadelphia artists was vast. TSOP came from two talented musical moguls, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, who challenged the industry and put Philly on the map. Thanks guys! There is love and a message in the music."

The Three Degrees will be at the Hall for Cornwall on Friday, March 25 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from the Hall for Cornwall box office: 01872 262466.