Magical music by candlelight

Kerry Ellis and Brian May
Kerry Ellis and Brian May

Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May and singing sensation Kerry Ellis, make their Eastbourne debut in a brand new show, The Candlelight Concerts at the Congress Theatre on Tuesday, February 25.

This is a chance to see one of the world’s greatest guitar players, Brian May, and Britain’s newest First Lady of song, Kerry Ellis, take to stage in a magical evening of world-class acoustic music, performed by candlelight setting.

Kerry was the creator of the role of Meat in Queen’s Rock theatrical, We Will Rock You, and went on to become a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic starring as the Green Witch in the musical Wicked.

Throughout this time the two maintained a special musical partnership, with Brian producing Kerry’s debut album Anthems in 2010.

Their first tour played successful dates around the UK, including two sold-out nights at London’s Albert Hall, for which Kerry won the Best Solo Performance award from Whatsonstage.com.

The Candlelight Concerts will see them perform stripped down versions of Queen classics alongside a number of their personal favourite songs, showcasing Kerry’s extraordinary voice with Brian accompanying her on both guitar and vocals.

Brian said: “Although life has taken me into so many new areas recently, music is still what energises me - the greatest joy.

“And Ms Ellis is the most inspiring collaborator - we’re a pretty good band.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to bring this show to a wider audience - already working on hardening up the finger ends…”