Queen guitarist Brian May recently posted a video of his live performance with Kerry Ellis at the Albert Hall on Remembrance Day 2010. A fan later accused May of there being ‘playback’ during the performance, which he quickly shot down.
“Once upon a time this happened. A monumental moment at the Albert Hall on Remembrance Day 2010. @kerryellis79 triumphs here, in partnership with some guitarist bloke, who did the arrangement.
You can see Kerry perform this great song – Anthem from Chess – live on tour right now as special guest of Collabro. Check Kerry’s IG for dates list.
And if you want to see the whole of this performance, well, it’s an easy search ! ‘Ellis May Albert Hall Anthem’ will do it. Bri”
MetalheadZone wrote, “In Queen frontman Freddie Mercury’s biopic movie Bohemian Rhapsody, the band encountered with something extraordinary in their first concert in BBC. In case, the concert would be broadcasted on live, and band asked to make playback. However Queen rejected that order and managed to perform one hundred per cent live show.”
A fan wrote to May in a comment, “But was it playback because “this is the BBC”?”
May responded, “Ha !! Good question ! NO ! One hundred million per cent live and dangerous !!! With a 100-ish piece orchestra. Bri”