Queen star’s gig

MHDE'Kerry Ellis/Brian May
MHDE'Kerry Ellis/Brian May

THE guitarist and songwriter for the band Queen Brian May, pictured right, will be performing a gig at The Assembly in Leamington Spa.

He will be appearing alongside acclaimed singer Kerry Ellis on Tuesday November 6.

The duo will be taking their Born Free tour across the country with all the performances designed to be intimate, acoustic and lit by candlelight.

Brian said: “Over the last year, Kerry and I have been recording new material when our schedules have allowed it.

“As on the Anthems album, some of the tracks have very big and splendid arrangements, but we have become more and more fascinated with the magic of great songs stripped down to their core and re-interpreted in an acoustic way.

“We find there is a purity which makes the songs speak very clearly. Kerry’s instincts as an interpreter of songs are always inspiring, and the art of arranging has always been one of my obsessions.”

He also hopes the concert will enable the pair of them, who have performed a series of acclaimed performances together, to carry on their special working relationship.

Brian added: “We have found that the two of us performing live with each other can distill the very essence of a song and that’s what we hope to bring you in these dates. After all, if you have great songs and a great singer, what more do you need? Well, maybe just a little bit of guitar!”

Doors open at 7pm and tickets for the tour are on sale for £37.50.

For more information about the concert or to book tickets, call the box office on 01926 311 311 or visit www.leamingtonassembly.com