FORGET Justin Timberlake and Lemar - the original R'n'B/pop superstar has to be eight-times Grammy winner George Benson.

The legendary guitarist and singer made his first recording at the age of ten and since then has built up a formidable collection of funky, sultry, romantic grooves.

Starting as a hard bop guitarist, Benson has mastered the spectrum of music styles, from pop to jazz.

Lovers of R'n'B will know him best for his hits such as Give Me The Night and Turn Your Love Around, while those who are fans of Benson's jazz days continue to listen and enjoy some of his classic instrumental albums from the 1960s and 1970s.

Bournemouth International Centre, Sunday, 23 May. Performance: 7.30pm. Tickets: from £27.50. Box Office: 0870 111 3000.