September 19, 2022 | In our inaugural The Fan Carpet Theatre Spotlight Interview, The Fan Carpet‘s Andy Oliver talks EXCLUSIVELY to National Treasure Kerry Ellis about her career and the final week of the UK Tour of Queen Machine Symphonic!
The music of rock legends Queen is to be celebrated like never before as West End leading lady Kerry Ellis joins Scandinavian tribute stars Queen Machine for a fully orchestrated UK tour.
The all-new tour Queen Machine Symphonic featuring Kerry Ellis will see Queen’s greatest hits performed by the leading European tribute band, accompanied by the London Symphonic Rock Orchestra and conducted by Matthew Freeman, for an unforgettable night of rock anthems.
Making their UK touring debut, Queen Machine are affiliated to the Official International Queen Fan Club and are one of the most popular bands in their native Denmark and neighbouring Scandinavian countries where they repeatedly sell out shows.
Joining them will be the UK’s leading lady of musical theatre Kerry Ellis, who is the original Meat Loaf, in the Queen musical We Will Rock You. Since then, she’s forged a long-standing musical relationship and friendship with Queen guitarist Brian May, who describes the stage star as having “Britain’s most beautiful voice”. He produced her debut album ‘Anthems’ and they jointly released the follow up ‘Golden Days’ in 2017, as well as extensively touring the UK and Europe together.
Conducting the tour will be Matthew Freeman, a platinum and gold disc award-winning conductor and arranger. He originally reworked the music of Queen for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 2011 and conducted their Symphonic Queen concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011 and 2014. The Symphonic Queen album was released in 2016.
Bjarke Baisner fronts Queen Machine, sounding and looking like a young Freddie Mercury, joined by Peter Møller Jeppesen on guitar, Henrik Østergaard on keys, Jens Lunde on bass and Paolo Romano Torquati on drums. The Official International Queen Fan Club hails Queen Machine as: “Quite simply one of THE best Queen tribute bands we have ever had at any of our events – don’t miss them.” Bjarke & Kerry will be belting out Queen’s iconic hits such as; We Will Rock You, Killer Queen, Somebody To Love, Barcelona and, of course, Bohemian Rhapsody to the backing of a full symphonic experience from the band and the orchestra. The live shows are sonically electrifying with the energy of the performances, alighting the stage. It’s a sensational celebration of one of the most iconic bands in musical history.