Kerry attended Performing Arts and Dance school from the tender age of 4. By the age of 16 she held numerous dance Championship Titles for Great britian and was a Grade 8 in 4 dance genres. She commenced her professional career at the age of 17 working in Greece for 6 months and a cabaret show in America, before returning to the UK to perform in a number of West End Musicals. Kerry combined her performing career with a continuation of education gaining a BTEC National Diploma, BA(Hons) Degree and Post Graduate certificate in Education in performing Arts and Music. She continued to sing and perform in a number of cabaret and entertainment venues throughout her studies and due to her husky and powerful vocal tones she was recruited as the female sidekick in The Meatloaf story theatre show. After 2 years of touring, she left this show to establish her own female fronted Rock band - Ghost. This highly successful show toured Internationally for 10 years including a 2 year residency in Spain. On return to the UK, Kerry opened her own Performing Arts academy www.eastmidlandsperformingarts.com and now combines her performing career with a number of teaching and lecturing roles at her own school and Leicester College of performing Arts. Kerry also works as a registered teacher for British Theatre Dance Association and freelance contracts as a Standard verifier, Examiner, Quality Management reviewer and National Trainer for Pearsons BTEC qualifications in Performing Arts. Kerry also runs her own tribute to Bonnie Tyler www.thebonnietylerexperience.com
Helen Hurd, immersed herself in music of all genres from a young age, but after a stint providing lead vocals with the ethereal Still Corners, it was rock that eventually stole her heart. With her extensive performance and vocal training, she is a natural in the spotlight and has toured for 6 years across the UK and Europe with various rock tribute bands including Permageddon, Women in Rock and BACK:N:BLACK. She has played to thousands of people at the popular biker rally, The Bulldog Bash and formally closed the Rugby World Cup 2015 tournament at Twickenham Stadium, where, as well as entertaining the 80,000 game-goers, she was blasted, live, to the big screen to the 40,000 people in Trafalgar Square. Permageddon’s 80s rock cover of Adele's 'Hello', has gone viral on Youtube, with many comparing it to Heart and this year she supported ZZ Top at the Sierre Blues Festival with BACK:N:BLACK. Helen is now embarking on her own original project, with her band Helen Hurd and The Mavericks, collaborating with Barry Fitzgibbon, formerly of metal band, Dirty Deeds. Her love of classic and country rock has influenced her heavily and her forthcoming debut EP release will see an eclectic collection of catchy riffs and emotive lyrics, with some nods towards blues, folk and classic country.
She is delighted to have been promoted to a Queen and enjoys nothing more than showing the world what great kick-ass women we have in music!
Cassandra has been performing internationally for over ten years. Growing up in Australia, Cassandra learned Classical Music from her Mother Jo Kotchie, a well-known Australian composer and pushy stage-mum. Cassandra went on to complete a Bachelor of Music at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), specialising in Classical Voice and Musical Theatre. She moved to London in 2010 where she first found work as a lounge pianist, session singer and actress. Since then she has performed as Principal Vocalist and Headline act for Celebrity Cruises, Holland America and Regent Seven Seas, whilst maintaining a non-stop gigging schedule in Europe and Australia. Cassandra works with a variety of bands and tribute acts, playing to thousands at festivals, clubs, pubs and everything in between! This is a very exciting time in Cassandra’s life because, although she has always been a Princess, this is her first time as a Queen!
Curtis is a mutli-instrumentalist who began playing guitar at 7 years old, influenced by Eric Clapton and the styles of Steve vai, John Sykes and neil Schon. At only 10 years old he made his first public appearance as guest guitarist with rock super group 'Nazareth' which inspired him to form his own band 'Enchanted'. Enchanted went on to support David Coverdale's mighty Whitesnake and Wishbone ash on their european tours. Curtis Wrote his first album in 1997 entitled 'The beginning' and a second 'Raging Fires' quickly followed. He released two singles through 'Lemon Media' one of which was used on a car advert in Nashville, America. The band eventually disbanded and Curtis commenced work as a session player in various tours and theatre shows. In 2002 he produced his own Rock show- 'Ghost' along with partner kerry, which successfully toured venues around the world. Curtis possesses a natural flair for performing and his outstanding stage presence has made him well established in the music industry. Curtis combines session playing alongside a Head of Music Role at EMPA academy and examining contracts with RSL Music qualifications.
Tom Sismey has been playing drums from the age of 10 and developed a passion for music from a very young age, performing styles such as Pop, Rock, Blues, Indie, Soul, Funk, Fusion, Hip-Hop and Ska. At the age of 15 he was contacted for his first session to record an Indie EP and realized that recording and performing music was his vocation and toured Europe with Axel Jansson (June 2015), performed at the O2 Academies, Hippodrome Casino, Kensington Roof Gardens and numerous music festivals. Tom continues to combine his professional session work with a teachingrole at the East Midlands performing Arts academy.
Rob is a professional keyboard player with over 15 years experience as a performer, writer and session player. His credits include Inglorious, Doris Brendel and Barry Steele (Roy Orbison Story). He began playing at the age of 9 and was inspired to pursue music as a career in his early teens after discovering bands such as Deep Purple and Faith No More. He went on to study popular music at the University of Salford, graduating in 2003 with 1st class honours. Since then Rob has performed in many different bands covering a variety of music, ranging from progressive rock to metal to Motown and even Arabic! He is influenced by the likes of Peter Gabriel, Pat Metheny, Steven Wilson and - from a keyboard perspective- Jon Lord, Bruce Hornsby and John Beck (It Bites).
Mark's journey to becoming the bassist he is today began when he started playing the piano aged 10, music has been a huge part of his life growing up and he is inspired by all styles and genres. He was eventually lead to the 4 stringed axe aged 16 - he cites James Jamerson, Stuart Zender, Marcus Miller, Mark King & Flea as his biggest influences.
Determined to become a diety of the bass Mark left his hometown behind to study professional musicianship at the Bristol Institute for Modern Music - Ba(hons)
Mark's aspirations to perform have taken him all over the world to wow audiences in places like China, Abu Dhabi & Dubai, and he has been rocking with members of Queens of Rock & Guitar Godz for the last 5 years.