Kerry Katona - a scandalous persona of British show business, a former member of pop trio Atomic Kitten, now - frequenter of different reality shows. Problems with drugs and not quite the right way of life, as well as the birth of children have led to problems with weight (see photo on the poster). After the band of financial setbacks, problems in his personal life as well as problems with the law, Kerry still managed to pull myself together and return to the previous form.
‘Golden Days’ is the latest collaboration from Brian May and Kerry Ellis, who have now been working together for nigh on 15 years – ever since Kerry first created the role of Meat in the Queen/Ben Elton musical ‘We Will Rock You’. However, this latest release is actually their first together as a credited duo and also their first under a new deal with Sony Music. ‘Anthems’, released in 2010, was a Kerry Ellis solo album but produced by Brian May, and the hidden gem ‘Acoustic by Candlelight’ live album was a limited release put out on May’s own Duck Productions label.
This new collection is a diverse mix of songs penned by both Brian and, for the first time, Kerry herself. Along with several more well-known tracks that have become favourites of the duo following their numerous live performances together.
Kerry Livgren is an American musician and songwriter, best known as one of the founding members and primary songwriters for the 1970s progressive rock band, Kansas. "Seeds of Change" is his first solo album. Released in 1980 while he still was a member of Kansas, it features guest appearances by three fellow Kansas members: Steve Walsh, Phil Ehart and Robby Steinhardt. Singer Ronnie James Dio and members of LeRoux, Jethro Tull, Ambrosia, and Atlanta Rhythm Section are also featured. It resembles his band's output of the time: one foot in watered-down radio rock and one foot in dramatic American prog. In 1996, "Seeds of Change" was reissued by Renaissance Records with an interview with Livgren as a bonus track.
Charlie was a British rock band that was formed in 1971 by singer/songwriter Terry Thomas and they released four albums in their career up to 1986. They toured extensively in America and the UK supporting amongst others Fleetwood Mac, The Kinks, The Doobie Brothers, And Alice Cooper. Charlie were an ‘almost’ band, had strong critical reviews, and radio friendly hits including ‘Men without Hats’. But a combination of bad management and record company indifference, meant they never actually made the Top 100. Their last studio album ‘Kitchens of Distinction’ came out in 2009. For this final album Elysium, writer/guitarist/producer/singer Terry Thomas has recruited original members Julian Colbeck, and Martin Smith, along with Jeff Becks drummer Steve Alexander.