RHYL's annual Christmas Pops concert will have a distinct soulful feel this year.

The American Four Tops Show, featuring William Hicks, will perform a medley of motown classics to get people in the festive mood

Hicks from Atlanta Georgia, the creative genius behind the show, will have people rocking in the aisles with hits of the Four Tops including Reach Out, Baby I Need Your Loving, I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie), Standing In The Shadow, Bernadette, Walk Away Rene all the way to going Loco in Acapulco, along with plenty more music from that golden era including songs of the Temptations, the Drifters, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Stylistics, Ben E King and Stevie Wonder.

The concert will also feature Denbighshire Music Cooperative Youth Brass Band, Ysgol Emmanuel School Choir and vocalist Matthew Roberts.

Jamie Groves, managing director of Denbighshire Leisure Ltd, said: “We are delighted to have secured such a great line up and the event has been long established as a way of kick starting the Christmas celebrations.

“We would encourage people get into the festive spirit and secure their free ticket for this prestigious event”.

Gareth Nickels, Rhyl Town Clerk, said: "Rhyl’s Christmas pops is always a real crowd-pleaser and having the Four Tops Motown Show performing live will top off a great run-up to the festive season.

"Rhyl Town Council is supporting three events this December – the lights switch on, a children’s party, and the Christmas Pops which means there is something for everyone.

"We’re also thrilled that Ysgol Emmanuel Choir will be with us for the Christmas Pops, supporting local talent."

Soul Satisfaction's American Four Tops have appeared alongside original soul and Motown legends such as the Stylistics, the Three Degrees, Martha Reeves, the Temptations and the Drifters.

Roberts, who will also be hosting, will be performing a variety of music including sounds from the swing era and contemporary numbers from the likes of Michael Bublé and Jamie Cullen.

The annual concert is organised by Denbighshire County Council, in partnership with Rhyl Town Council.

It will be staged at St Thomas’ Church, Rhyl, on Sunday, December 8 from 5pm.

Tickets for the event are free and will be available from Rhyl Tourist Information Centre on Wednesday, November 13.

To reserve a tickets, telephone 01745 355068.

Last week the Journal reported that Catherine Tyldesley, who was on BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing, will turn on Rhyl's Christmas lights on November 30.