Audacious, surprising, fresh. Parallel Productions are delighted to be able to bring you the launch of their brand new album, West End Switched Off.
Hot off the press, this is set to be the first in a series of albums that arrange musical theatre songs that you know – and a few that you may not – into unheard acoustic, ‘unplugged’ covers, collaborating with a wealth of talented musicians and performers. There are a range of familiar faces on the album including Ashleigh Gray, recently seen as Stephanie in Cool Rider and as Standby Elphaba in Wicked, Chlöe Hart who until recently was appearing in Wicked and previously played Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray, Adrian Hansel who was recently seen as Seaweed in Hairspray, Jodie Steele, currently appearing as Carmen Diaz in the UK Tour of Fame and recently seen as Mimi in Rent, and Jordan Lee Davies, recently seen on the BBC’s The Voice and as Alan in Bare the Rock Musical.
The album will be launched in style with an intimate evening of entertainment at the St James Studio on Sunday 27th April at 6.30pm, with tickets available from just £15. Accompanied by a live band, there will be a stellar line up of guests, which will be announced in full in the coming months, but already includes Chlöe Hart (Hairspray), Emma Hatton (Wicked), Dean John-Wilson (From Here To Eternity) and Jordan Lee Davies (The Voice). The launch night will give the audience the chance to have an up-close and personal experience of some of the never before heard tracks on the album before the official release. The album itself will be available for purchase as a CD or digital download on iTunes, Amazon and other platforms from Monday 28th April.
This launch follows on from the success of charity project A Very West End Christmas, that saw an unprecedented number of musical theatre stars come together in the final months of last year to record the five-track EP.
Special guests already confirmed for the launch are:
• Tori Allen-Martin (Streets Project, Rent)
• Ambra Caserotti (Streets Project, Rent)
• Jordan Lee Davies (The Voice, Bare the Rock Musical)
• Dale Evans (Miss Saigon, From Here to Eternity)
• Adrian Hansel (Hairspray)
• Chlöe Hart (Hairspray, Wicked, Les Miserables)
• Emma Hatton (Wicked, We Will Rock You)
• Dean John-Wilson (From Here to Eternity)
• Ian Stroughair (Rent 20th Anniversary Tour, Chicago)
• Thomas Sutcliffe (Wicked)
For more information visit www.parallelproductions.co.uk or follow Parallel on Twitter @ParaProd
Tuesday 4th March 2014