Magical music by candlelight


6 February 2014

Kerry and Brian
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

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…”