Ep 24: The Joy We Found Last Spring with Kelle Bryan from Eternal

Kelle Bryan’s fascinating story is one of eternal resilience.

In 1992 Kelle Bryan went underage clubbing with her friend Louise and dramatically changed the course of both their lives. At the time they both were studying at the famed Italia Conti stage school. Louise was spotted by a record producer who was putting together an R&B band. She roped in her friend Kelle and Eternal was born. Within three years they were in the Guinness book of records with the biggest selling debut album for a UK girlband.

Shortly after that Louise left the group. Kelle remained with sisters Easther and Vernie Bennett and they were relaunched as a three-piece. The group completed 4 world tours and sold in excess of 15 million records. Eternal continued to go from strength to strength. The girls became hugely successful.

But success was bittersweet. Relations within the band were very strained and Kelle was fired by fax after the release of their Greatest Hits album. She immediately signed to a solo deal and straight away began work on an album. However recording halted when Kelle was struck down with Lupus.

Kelle has worked as an agent for the past 17 years and is CEO of her own Entertainment Agency. She continues to battle Lupus and is a patron of St. Thomas Lupus Trust. You can help her by donating at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/IGaveToKelsCoz

If you enjoy this episode please share it and leave a review on iTunes and while you are there why not treat yourself to Eternal’s Greatest Hits!

Donate to Kelle’s fundraising for St Thomas Lupus Trust: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/IGaveToKelsCoz

Follow Kelle Bryan: @kellebryan
Follow Gearoid Farrelly: @gearoidfarrelly

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