STAGE TUBE: Brian May and Kerry Ellis Release World Premiere Single, ONE VOICE
'One Voice' is a brand new recording by Brian May and Kerry Ellis, just completed and being rushed for release Monday 13 April. The video of Brian and Kerry's performance of the song is available below!
Announcing the release, Brian says: "This is probably the fastest turnaround I've ever achieved - in terms of getting from a finished mix to a new song being 'out there' - but we're rarin' to go, and decided to dispense with the formalities and throw our new track out there without a backward look."
"This track is Art for Art's sake. To me, it's something I'm already proud of, with a magnificent vocal performance by Kerry Ellis, but also it has a crystal clear human message - 'You have a voice ... your voice CAN make a difference'."
'One Voice' is a song written by Ruth Moody, co-founder of the Canadian music group, The Wailin' Jennys. Ruth has personally given her approval for this new arrangement by Brian, and she is acknowledged in the credits thus: "We thank Ruth Moody most sincerely for giving us her blessing to re-present her beautiful song."
Credits show drums by legendary Meat Loaf drummer, John Miceli, with all other instruments by Brian May, the producer of the track. Other credits: Co-produced and Engineered by Justin Shirley-Smith and Kris Fredriksson; Mastered by Kevin Metcalfe at The Soundmasters; Video concept by Brian May and Grigorij Richters; Lighting/Camera by Grigorij Richters, also post-production and editing; Shoot assisted and hosted by Denis Pellerin.
A regular vocal partner to Brian May in the recording studio and in live concerts, Kerry Ellis is a highly respected star of both the West End and Broadway, currently inspiring rave reviews as Grizabella in "Cats" at the London Palladium.
Kerry originated the role of Meat, in Queen's We Will Rock You and was the first British Elphaba in the West End smash, Wicked, for which Kerry won the 2008 Whatsonstage.com Award for 'Best Takeover in a Role'. She then immediately transferred to Broadway and played Elphaba at the Gershwin Theater for 6 months, before returning to London for 6 months in 2009. Her many other leading role credits include Nancy in Oliver! at the London Palladium, Eliza Doolittle My Fair Lady, Ellen in Miss Saigon and Fantine in Les Miserables.