Audience members will no doubt be treated to renditions from her noughties disco days, including Murder on the Dancefloor, Take Me Home and her collaboration with Spiller, the monster hit Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love), which reached number one in countries all over the globe back in the summer of 2000.
But Bextor’s latest offering, her fifth studio album to date, represents a different musical direction – showcasing songs inspired by her time travelling around Russia and with a more subdued, soulful sound.
The album was co-written and produced by the Mercury prize-nominated Ed Harcourt, who adds a grittier, more grown-up feel to the songs, whilst still showing off Bextor’s silky voice.
Sophie Ellis Bextor plays at Cambridge Junction on Wednesday 24 September (doors 7pm). Tickets £21. In the meantime, here she is on top form: