The undisputed British Soul Queen, Beverley Knight, has dropped her exceptional new single “I’m On Fire.” This captivating track was written by Mitch Allen (known for his work with Demi Lovato) and Evan Bogart (renowned for collaborating with Beyoncé). The song also features the incredible voices of the London Community Gospel Choir. “I’m On Fire” is part of Beverley Knight’s highly praised studio album, The Fifth Chapter, which is available now on Tag8/BMG.
Last night’s episode of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing results show featured a breathtaking live vocal performance, and now the single has been released.
“Beverley describes the track ‘I’m On Fire’ as a distinct departure from the rest, exuding an upbeat, country gospel vibe. Its energetic rhythms, foot-stomping, hand-clapping, and choir harmonies give it the essence of Mississippi Delta. This song marked Mitch’s initial recording for the album in LA.”
Beverley’s latest record, released last month to celebrate her 50th birthday, showcases her exceptional talent. It earned the title of BBC Radio 2’s ‘Album Of The Week’, with The Daily Mail praising its “dazzling versatility,” The Sun highlighting her “perfect vocals,” and the Daily Mirror labeling her a “world-class performer.”
Beverley is no stranger to the spotlight, excelling in various areas. She is an Olivier award-winning actress from the West End, a familiar face on Saturday night TV through her appearances on Starstruck, and an extraordinary singer with a highly successful music career. At the age of 50, she has reached new heights in her fame.
Beverley’s latest music collection, created in collaboration with renowned songwriters Diane Warren, Evan Bogart, Sebastian Kole, Ollie Green, and Andrew Roachford, features co-production by Jimmy Hogarth, AC Burrell, Mitch Allan, Josh Cohen/DJ Walde. This highly anticipated album represents a magnificent exploration of the inspirations that have shaped Beverley’s remarkable career, marking her return to the music scene after seven years.
Beverley achieved multiple Top 10 albums and sold over a million copies in the UK, with four gold certifications. Her latest studio album, Soulsville, debuted directly in the UK Top 10.
Knight, a talented performer hailing from Wolverhampton, has established an impressive presence in the world of theater in recent years. She made her notable West End debut as the lead in The Bodyguard and later took on the starring role in the Tony-winning production of Memphis The Musical. Upon Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s request, Knight joined the cast of Cats, where she portrayed the iconic character, Grizabella. In 2021, she showcased her exceptional talent once again as the commanding manager of soul group The Drifters in the acclaimed musical The Drifters Girl at Garrick Theatre. This performance earned her an Olivier nomination for Best Actress, while the show itself was nominated for Best New Musical.
Beverley received widespread praise for her role as Emmeline Pankhurst in Sylvia at The Old Vic, earning her the Best Supporting Actress in a Musical award at the Olivier Awards in April. The production was also nominated for Best New Musical and Best Choreographer.
Beverley, a revered figure from Britain, received an MBE in 2007 for contributions to British music and charity. Her accolades include three MOBO Awards, three nominations for Best Female at the Brit Awards, two nominations for Best Actress at the Olivier Awards, and a nomination for Best Female at the esteemed Mercury Music Prize.
Beverley has recently appeared on Saturday nights as a panel judge in ITV’s talent series Starstruck. Her broadcasting career extends to hosting 4 series of Radio 2 show ‘Beverley’s Gospel Nights’ and two series of BBC1 show Just the Two of Us. She also starred in Amazon’s new live action movie Cinderella (2021) alongside Camilla Cabello in the title role.
Beverley will kick off her biggest ever UK tour to date this week, performing twenty very special headline dates across the UK to over 30,000 people. New dates have also been added for 2024 due to phenomenal demand. Back together with her live band, expect fun-filled nights where she will perform all of her classic hits, fan favourites along with brand new songs. For more information or to buy tickets, head to this page on Ticketmaster.
Beverley Knight UK tour dates
- 17 October: Reading Hexagon
- 18 October: Bath Forum
- 19 October: Cardiff St David’s Hall * rescheduled to Utilita Arena September 26 2024
- 21 October: Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
- 23 October: Sheffield City Hall
- 24 October: Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
- 16 October: Glasgow SEC Armadillo
- 28 October: Gateshead Sage
- 29 October: Northampton Derngate * rescheduled to Utilita Arena September 19 2024
- 31 October: Leicester De Montfort Hall
- 02 November: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
- 03 November: Manchester Bridgewater Hall
- 04 November: Birmingham Symphony Hall
- 06 November: Cambridge Corn Exchange
- 07 November: Brighton Dome
- 09 November: York Barbican
- 10 November: Stoke-on-Trent Regent Theatre
- 11 November: Bournemouth Pavilion
- 13 November: Southend Cliffs Pavilion
- 14 November: London Palladium
- 19 September: Northampton Derngate
- 20 September: Harrogate Convention Centre
- 22 September: Bristol Beacon
- 23 September: London Royal Albert Hall
- 24 September: Wolverhampton The Halls
- 26 September: Cardiff Utilita Arena
For more information or to buy tickets, head to this page on Ticketmaster.