Kerry Ellis: Bumpkin to Broadway: With foreword by Brian May
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For fans of music, musical theatre and everything in between, its a thorough and humble insight into the recording artist’s life. The extent of sloppiness in the approach to the language in this book made it unreadable. Towards the end of her story, Kerry mentions that "the viewing public aren't stupid"; it's a shame that her reading public are being treated as if we were. Kerry Ellis is one of the most recognised leading ladies the West End, and she has also achieved chart-topping success as a recording artist signed to Universal Decca, releasing six solo recordings including her acclaimed debut album “Anthems”, which featured guest musicians from Queen, Foo Fighters and The Darkness.
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Kerry Ellis: Bumpkin to Broadway brings all of this to life in a book that is not just for fans of musical theatre, but for fellow actors and other members of the industry but further than this, the book will be loved by anyone who enjoys live performance. If I had been astonished at first catching a glimpse of so outlandish an individual as Queequeg circulating among the polite society of a civilized town, that astonishment soon departed upon taking my first daylight stroll through the streets of New Bedford. And the women of New Bedford, they bloom like their own red roses. But roses only bloom in summer; whereas the fine carnation of their cheeks is perennial as sunlight in the seventh heavens. Elsewhere match that bloom of theirs, ye cannot, save in Salem, where they tell me the young girls breathe such musk, their sailor sweethearts smell them miles off shore, as though they were drawing nigh the odorous Moluccas instead of the Puritanic sands.Kerry Ellis has fast become recognised as the leading lady of West End musicals from her starring roles in London and on Broadway. She has also achieved chart-topping success as a recording artist signed to Universal Decca and has gone onto release six solo recordings in so far including her acclaimed debut album ANTHEMS which featured guest musicians from iconic bands Queen, Foo Fighters and The Darkness. Kerry Ellis is set to release her autobiography this summer (3 August) and I could not be more excited to read it!