Queen legend Brian May has teamed up with a group of West End legends for a special charity single.
Brian May will team up with sensational new supergroup WOMAN, made up of four of rock musical theatre’s strongest female voices in Mazz Murray, Kerry Ellis, Gina Murray and Anna Jane-Casey.
In aid of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Brian and WOMAN will release ‘I’m A Woman’ – a cover of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller’s 1962 classic originally made famous by Peggy Lee – on Friday 23 October to support two leading women’s cancer charities: Target Ovarian Cancer and The Caron Keating Foundation.
You can watch the music video below and pre-order and pre-save the single on download, streaming, CD or Vinyl here.
Brian May said: “This recording was conceived as a response to a calling to promote this great cause for women’s health. But it evolved into a magnificently raunchy and defiant rock track in its own right.
“These four ladies all rock out sensationally, and it was pure joy to underpin their performances with my guitar. I actually stole that down-and-dirty riff from “I’m a Man” so I would claim this arrangement kicks more a** than all previous !! Woman Rocks !!! “
The track’s inspiration was to create something special in the memory of Rebekah Gibbs, another female West End star. The British actress became a household name in TV soap ‘Casualty’ before she was diagnosed with Grade 3 breast cancer in 2009, and tragically died in 2014.
WOMAN founder and close friend Mazz Murray said: “We are thinking particularly of our dear friend and fellow performer Rebekah, who we lost, but not before she brought about a change in the rules of diagnosis and specialist referrals through which she has saved so many lives. We remember #gorge.”
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