Beverley Knight Releases ‘Not Prepared For You’

Written by Diane Warren & Taken From Her Latest Studio Album The Fifth Chapter
Out Now on Tag8/BMG

Announced For BBC Radio 2 Piano Room – January 30th
Plays Isle Of Wight Festival + September 2024 UK Headline Shows
Includes London Royal Albert Hall – September 23rd, 2024

‘An album of dazzling versatility’ Daily Mail
‘As she deftly moves between genres, the constant is her perfect vocals’The Sun
‘Beverley masters bouncing house pianos and bassy R&B with equal skill’ – Daily Star
‘An immaculate set from a world-class performer who is hard to pigeonhole’Daily Mirror
‘A superb return.’ – 4* Retropop Magazine
‘The Fifth Chapter seamlessly covers diverse musical ground’ – 4* Classic Pop 


After a triumphant 2023 that included a phenomenal new studio record, on top of a rapturous UK headline tour, undoubted Queen of British Soul Beverley Knight returns in 2024 right out of the blocks with superb new track ‘Not Prepared For You’written by Diane Warren, taken from that critically acclaimed studio album, The Fifth Chapter – out now on Tag8/BMG.


A grand, orchestral ballad with a 60s soul vibe, ‘Not Prepared For You’ was written by Diane Warren, with the pair in Hollywood. Listen here.

“When Diane was playing songs for me to consider, she loaded up ‘Not Prepared For You’, which I KNEW instantly was an absolute smash, before I even heard the chorus. I was cutting it the next day.” On her time with Dianne, Beverley goes on to reflect; “My God, that woman blows in like a hurricane! She’s so inspiring. As an older woman still writing huge hits across different genres, she’s proof that age in pop no longer matters.”

The new record, that dropped at the end of last year, marked Beverley’s 50th birthday and saw her in simply superb form. It was BBC Radio 2’s ‘Album Of The Week’, she performed a showstopping live vocal performance on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing results show (watch here), and also saw The Daily Mail describe it as “an album of dazzling versatility”, The Sun noting her “perfect vocals” and the Daily Mirror branding her as “a world-class performer.”

No stranger to the spotlight, Beverley can do it all. An Olivier award-winning star of the West End stage, Saturday night TV regular on Starstruck, and an astounding singer with a prolific music career. She finds herself aged 50, bigger than ever.

2024 will first see Beverley perform as part of BBC Radio 2’s Piano Room month on January 30th, where she will perform a special Radiohead cover. She will then dive back into the West End, starring in Sister Act at the Dominion Theatre from March 11th – June 8th, shortly followed by a special main stage appearance at Isle Of Wight Festival, before heading back out on the road to perform six additional UK headline shows that came off the back of such huge demand from last year’s tour. She will perform at London’s Royal Albert Hall on September 23rd.

Expect fun-filled nights where she will perform all of her classic hits, fan favourites along with brand new songs.



20 – Essex, Chelmsford Ladies Day Headline

23 – Isle Of Wight Festival (Main Stage)


23 – Winchester, CarFest (Main Stage)



19 – Northampton Derngate

20 – Harrogate Convention Centre

22 – Bristol Beacon

23 – London Royal Albert Hall

24 – Wolverhampton The Halls

26 – Cardiff Utilita Arena


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