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 Brian May & kerry Ellis - Nothing Really Has Changed
 

Queen guitarist Brian May has found himself an unlikely new partner in music: legendary British screen actress Virginia McKenna. May, working once more with constant singing partner Kerry Ellis, has teamed up with the veteran actress for a recording of her original song, 'Nothing Really Has Changed'. The track, recorded live during May and Kerry Ellis' performance at the recent Montreux Jazz Festival as part of their 'Acoustic By Candlelight' tour, is now to be released as a download single and video.
 
Press Release
 
Queen guitarist Brian May has found himself an unlikely new partner in music: legendary British screen actress Virginia McKenna.

May, working once more with constant singing partner Kerry Ellis, has teamed up with the veteran actress for a recording of her original song, 'Nothing Really Has Changed'.

The track, recorded live during May and Kerry Ellis' performance at the recent Montreux Jazz Festival as part of their 'Acoustic By Candlelight' tour, is now to be released as a download single and video.

Both compassionate animal rights campaigners, May and Virginia McKenna were drawn together through the wildlife work of her Born Free Foundation, which she formed in 1984 and was named after her iconic film.

Impressed by the work being done by the foundation to fight animal exploitation and to protect and conserve threatened species, particularly Africa's magnificent lions, May flew himself to visit her South African reserve, and the two became firm friends. They continue to support the work of each other.

'Virginia's song, 'Nothing Really Has Changed' is the perfect message for this time: Government continues not to listen to experts and the public, the cull is a disaster as everyone predicted, and after all this, we still have absolutely no evidence to prove the case put forward to justify going ahead with this. The Government has gone into this blindly and foolishly. And, after all this, what will have changed?'

Says May: 'Virginia McKenna wrote this beautiful song about 30 years ago. It never really saw the light of day and when Kerry, Virginia and I met up, Virginia said it would be fantastic if Kerry would sing it and could we make an arrangement to make it happen. And it perfectly captures the message of the frustration of witnessing the pointless assault of our countryside and its creatures for no acceptable reason.'





 
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Queen guitarist Brian May has found himself an unlikely new partner in music: legendary British screen actress Virginia McKenna.

May, working once more with constant singing partner Kerry Ellis, has teamed up with the veteran actress for a recording of her original song, 'Nothing Really Has Changed'.

The track, recorded live during May and Kerry Ellis' performance at the recent Montreux Jazz Festival as part of their 'Acoustic By Candlelight' tour, is now to be released as a download single and video.

Both compassionate animal rights campaigners, May and Virginia McKenna were drawn together through the wildlife work of her Born Free Foundation, which she formed in 1984 and was named after her iconic film.

Impressed by the work being done by the foundation to fight animal exploitation and to protect and conserve threatened species, particularly Africa's magnificent lions, May flew himself to visit her South African reserve, and the two became firm friends. They continue to support the work of each other.

May, with singing partner Kerry Ellis, has played two highly successful UK concert tours to promote and benefit the Born Free Foundation.
Now the actress' song, recorded by May and Kerry Ellis during one of those tours, is being released to back May's personal animal protection efforts, principally his hard fought campaign to oppose the threatened slaughter of thousands of Britain's badgers under the Government's approved badger cull trials now underway in West Somerset and Gloucestershire.

'The trials are going ahead despite fierce public opinion. They are taking place under conditions of secrecy - nobody is allowed in the areas of the cull, and no photographs may be taken - and with absolutely no form of public accountability. From all reports coming from the cull zones, they have failed miserably, yet no-one in Government will admit this.

'Virginia's song, 'Nothing Really Has Changed' is the perfect message for this time: Government continues not to listen to experts and the public, the cull is a disaster as everyone predicted, and after all this, we still have absolutely no evidence to prove the case put forward to justify going ahead with this. The Government has gone into this blindly and foolishly. And, after all this, what will have changed?'

Says May: 'Virginia McKenna wrote this beautiful song about 30 years ago. It never really saw the light of day and when Kerry, Virginia and I met up, Virginia said it would be fantastic if Kerry would sing it and could we make an arrangement to make it happen. And it perfectly captures the message of the frustration of witnessing the pointless assault of our countryside and its creatures for no acceptable reason.'

Virginia McKenna, whose films 'Carve Her Name In Pride', 'A Town Like Alice' and 'Born Free', among them, made her a household name and one of Britain's most loved actresses, says: ' How touched I am that the visuals behind my song, 'Nothing Really has Changed' are images of one of the world's most beautiful creatures. A creature that is being controversially killed, in parts of our country, under conditions of secrecy. It is almost impossible to believe that, one day, badgers and their families may no longer roam the countryside. Their home, just as much as it is ours. Should this happen it may look, but it will never be, the same. Once it has gone you can never put nature back, and badgers will not be the only losers.'

For further information conact Tony Byrne at Single Minded Promotions
On 07860 391 902 or email tony@singleminded.com






 
 
 
Brian May & kerry Ellis
Nothing Really Has Changed
Duck Productions
Download available: 9th December 2013
CD released: 9th December 2013
 
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Nothing Really Has Changed (Radio Edit)
 
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