Beverley Knight, Cassidy Janson & Amber Riley team up for "Leading Ladies" supergroup

18 Oct
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
Leading Ladies - the new West End supergroup

The talented trio of Beverley Knight, Cassidy Janson and Amber Riley have teamed up to create a brand new all-female supergroup "Leading Ladies" and will release an album this November...

The supergroup is the brainchild of three-time MOBO winner Beverley, who has recruited DREAMGIRLS star Amber and Cassidy, who played Carole King in the hit stage show BEAUTIFUL.

She jumped at the chance to try something new after a health scare this year which resulted in her having a hysterectomy.

Beverley said: “I never thought I’d be that person to have some big, life-changing operation. Then I became that person. You get one shot, so suddenly you’re thinking of opportunities. Since the op, I’m just like, ‘Bring it!’ Whatever the universe puts in my lap, I’m ready. And this has been a phenomenal thing to put in my lap.”

The album "Songs From The Stage" is out on November 17 on East West Records, and features the trio performing belters from the shows CATS, RENT, THE BODYGUARD, MEMPHIS and more.

"People who buy the Leading Ladies will probably want a CD. So I reckon we’re in with a shot because it’s looking bloody good...To do a whole hour and a half representing the album would be glorious.”

Check out this video of the West End stars chatting about the group, how it came together, and what songs they wanted to include...