VIDEO: Behind the scenes at Kerris Ellis & Brian May's Anthems show

21 May 2011 saw Brian May and Kerry Ellis bring their Anthems tour to Bath Forum. As the venue is adjacent to the MusicRadar office, it would've been rude not to stick our heads through the door to see what was going on.

One of the most technically ambitious shows ever staged in the city, Anthems saw the old cinema building transformed into a state-of-the-art concert venue by Bath Music Plus.

We arrived at 10am to find the crew already hard at work getting the stage ready for the evening performance, and the HD video above packs roughly five hours of their efforts into less than four minutes. In addition, we couldn't resist taking a few covert iPhone snaps of some of Brian and the rest of the band's equipment, so click on the gallery (above right) to check them out.

Find out more about Anthems on the official Brian May website.

Chris Vinnicombe worked with us here on the MusicRadar team from the site's initial launch way back in 2007, and also contributed to Guitarist magazine as Features Editor until 2014, as well as Total Guitar magazine, amongst others. These days he can be found at Gibson Guitars, where he is editor-in-chief.