West End’s most exciting new supergroup Leading Ladies – starring Amber Riley (“Dreamgirls”), Beverley Knight (“The Bodyguard”), and Cassidy Janson (“Beautiful”) – have announced a new double A-side single ‘I’m Every Woman’ and ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’. Both tracks are taken from the Top 20 hit new album “Songs From The Stage” – which also features the BBC Radio 2 A-List single ‘One Night Only’.
‘I’m Every Woman’ – the stomping disco anthem made famous by Chaka Khan and later, Whitney Houston – hears Beverley Knight take the lead. Knight memorably brought the song to life night after night as Rachel Marron in the West End production of “The Bodyguard”. ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ – led by Amber Riley – is a heartfelt, must-have for the festive season.
The Leading Ladies made their epic TV debut on BBC One’s Children In Need special with a soaring performance of ‘The Wind Beneath My Wings’. Don’t miss their upcoming TV performances on Strictly Come Dancing (3 December) and The Royal Variety Show (17 December).
Leading Ladies – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Official Audio)
“Songs From The Stage” hears the Leading Ladies bring to life classics from musicals such as “Dreamgirls”, “The Bodyguard”, “Beautiful”, “Cats”, “Rent”, “Funny Girl”, “Memphis”, “Hamilton” and more. The album is produced by Grammy Award-winning British producer Brian Rawling, who has worked with chart-topping artists such as Cher, Tina Turner and Lionel Richie.
“Songs From The Stage” tracklisting
1. One Night Only (“Dreamgirls”)
2. Seasons of Love (“Rent”)
3. I’m Every Woman (“The Bodyguard”)
4. You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman (“Beautiful”)
5. Wind Beneath My Wings (“Beaches”)
6. Helpless (“Hamilton”)
7. Memory (“Cats”)
8. Somebody to Love (“We Will Rock You”)
9. Falling Slowly (“Once”)
10. Love Will Stand (“Memphis”)
11. Raise The Roof (“The Wild Party”)
12. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (“Beautiful”)
13. Don’t Rain On My Parade (“Funny Girl”)
14. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (“Meet Me in St. Louis”)
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Each of the Leading Ladies are accomplished stars of stage, music and screen in their own right.
Amber Riley – already a globally-renowned star from her six-year stint in the hit TV musical series “Glee” – made her transformation into a bonafide theatre star in November last year with her West End debut. Her portrayal of Effie White in “Dreamgirls” earned her Olivier and What’s On Stage awards for Best Actress in a Musical this year. Amber also has a Screen Actors Guild Award for her portrayal of Mercedes Jones in “Glee” and has starred in stage productions of “Hair” and “Cotton Club Parade”
Beverley Knight, Britain’s Queen of Soul is a three-time MOBO Award-winning recording artist with platinum and gold-selling albums under her belt. Over the past four years, Beverley has locked down the West End with headlining roles in “The Bodyguard”, “Memphis The Musical” – which earned her an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in A Musical in 2015 – and “Cats”, playing Grizabella. Beverley made her journey back to Memphis last year to record her eighth studio album “Soulsville”, which went straight into the Top 10 of the album charts last summer and celebrates the sounds and legacy of the city that gave us music greats like Al Green and Aretha Franklin.
Cassidy Janson is no stranger to the West End having recently wrapped her glorious two-year stint playing Carole King in the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning musical based on her life: “Beautiful”. The leading role also earned Cassidy a chance to duet with Carole King on stage at the legendary songsmith’s sold-out show at British Summer Time Hyde Park in 2016. Prior to that, Cassidy had played the iconic Elphaba with the original London cast of “Wicked”.