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Kerry Carlton-Senior

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.  If this is not enough she is also studying for her Masterd degree in Evenet Management and owns her own entertainment and event management company www.carltonentertainments.co.uk

Kerry QOR

Ashleigh Bell

Ashleigh has always loved to perform and attended Stagecoach Performing Arts from a very young age. After leaving school, although her dream was to sing professionally, she initially chose to study foreign languages and completed A Levels in Spanish and German as well as A Level Performance and Media Studies. In 2007 she auditioned for a place at Sage Academy of Performing Arts (SAPA) and was offered a place on the full time 3 year course, training in Dance, Drama and Singing. She then graduated with a Musical Theatre Diploma in 2010 and has been working continuously as a Singer in many productions and live bands internationally. At the age of 20 she was offered her first international contract in China with a 7-piece live band and since then has worked with numerous other bands across the Middle East and Asia for the past 9 years. She has been lucky enough to perform professionally in some of the world’s most prestigious hotels and venues.In December 2018 she returned to her Musical Theatre roots and performed in ‘The Greatest Show’ as Lead Singer, performing many Musical Theatre hits from shows such as The Greatest Showman, Dreamgirls, Dirty Dancing, Grease and many more.

 

Ashleigh is a highly versatile vocalist and joined the QOR in 2019 where she secured herself as a firm favourite with the audiences.

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Cassandra Kotchie

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!    

Cassandra Kotchie

 

www.cassandrakotchie.com

 

Curtis Senior- Guitar

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.  

 

www.curtissenior.com

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, Strong Enough Ultimate tribute concert to Cher and Guitar Godz for the past 3 years.

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Miller - Drums

Rob Lindop- Keys

Mark Tweedale - Bass

THE BAND

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The Queens

Katie Pain

Danielle Grace Williams

Karmelle Pelham

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Katie has been working as a professional singer for many years performing in some of the most sought after roles of the decade. She proudly took on the role of Killer Queen in ‘We Will Rock You’ and has toured Malta during 2019 in this show. Other theatre credits include Mayzie La Bird in ‘Seussical’ (Southwark Playhouse); Lead Vocalist in ‘Masters of the House’ (UK Tour); Queen of Hearts in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ (Birmingham Old Rep); Esther in 'Breaking Up Is Hard To Do' (UK Premiere); Morgan in 'Godspell' (West End); Lead Vocalist in 'One Night of Rock' (UK Tour); Mrs Darling/Big Chief/Maureen Mermaid in 'Peter Pan' (St Albans Arena); Anita in 'Girls Night' (UK Tour); Lead Female in 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers' (UK Tour); Mae in 'Reefer Madness' (Bridewell Theatre); Lead Female (Stiletto Entertainment).  Katie is also a successful recroding artist and performed solo on 'A Very West End Christmas' album (Parallel Productions) and Vocalist on 'Snow Angels' EP.

 

Katie has also performed in numerous Charity Gala concerts throughout the UK and abroad, and is a popular Guest Entertainer on prestigious cruise liners all around the world.

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Born and raised in Worksop, Nottinghamshire Karmelle trained at Retford & Worksop Academy of Dance from the age of 3 and later went on to study performing arts at North Nottinghamshire College.

Professional credits include: Lead vocalist/dancer for the in house cast at a prestigious Warners Hotel among many professional in house and touring casts around the UK.

In 2009 Karmelle performed up and down the country as lead singer for several of the UK's

foremost tribute acts. During this time she supported a number of famous pop acts, most notably the recent chart- toppers JLS and performed to audiences of over 7,000 people.

Karmelle is delighted to have been part of the cast of High School Rocks! in 2010 playing to

audiences of over 2,000 people in theatres up and down the UK. In 2011 Karmelle was cast as lead vocalist/ dancer for Five Star International in Isreal, followed by a contract onboard the Thomson Celebration cruise liner as lead vocalist/dancer for PEEL talent. She continues to perfom on major cruise liners including P&O, Cunard and most recently Princess cruise lines whereby she has been fortunate enough to perform in award winning shows by the Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz. Karmelle joined the QOR to headline Grassington festival and is now a permanent member of the sisterhood.

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Dan joined the show in 2019 and has become a solid and legendary member of the pack. Dan has been playing since the age of 3. He has proudly performed with a number of brilliant  musicians, artists and producers. He has toured the UK with top theatre show "Voulez Vous - The ABBA Story" playing sold out theatres across the UK. One of his favourite memories is playing to 30,000 people in Trafalgar Square at the "Pride Festival". It was an epic experience. Dan also works in the studio and has recorded numerous tracks for artists and works with top producers, such as "Phil English" (Mcfly, Feeder) and top composer "Andrew Mccrorie-Shand" (various TV themes).

Dan now tours with Quuens of Rock and Carlton Entertainments 2 other shows 'Strong enough' Cher concert and Final Warning.

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