Louise Dearman's brand new album, It's Time is released on Dec 2nd 2013
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WEST END ICON, LOUISE DEARMAN PREPARES TO RELEASE HER THIRD STUDIO ALBUM, ‘IT’S TIME’
Louise Dearman has collaborated with a renowned team once again to produce her third studio album. Appropriately titled, ‘It’s Time’, the album is collection of Dearman’s favourite musical numbers and includes a duet with X Factor star turned West End name, Shayne Ward.
Featuring classic songs from The Wiz, Les Miserables, Sunset Boulevard, Funny Girl, Once, The Wizard of Oz, Chorus Line, Little Women, Jekyll and Hyde and Tell Me On a Sunday, the album perfectly brings together traditional and modern pieces from some of the world’s most successful musical theatre productions.
Currently starring as the lead, Elphaba, in the London production of Wicked (in fact Dearman is the only performer across the globe to have played both lead roles in the show), Louise is excited to move on to new adventures after she defies gravity for the last time on November 16th.
As well as the album and a book release in the pipeline, Louise has a busy festive period ahead, performing across the country in a number of concerts. The highlight of these will be her turn as guest host for Friday Night is Music Night (FNIMN) on the 20th December. Recorded by BBC Radio 2, FNIMN is the world's longest-running orchestral live music programme on radio.
Louise Dearman is a seasoned performer and having performed in some of the most well known musicals, her song selection is key. The track 'Falling Slowly' (taken from the musical Once) features Shayne Ward in his return to the world of musical theatre following his starring role as Stacee Jaxx in the West End's Rock of Ages The Musical. Duetting with Louise on the track highlights Shayne's soaring vocals which helped to see him crowned winner of X Factor in 2005 and highlights the blend of old and new that Louise was keen to achieve with this album. Louise says of the album:
“Working on this album has been a whole new experience for me. For years I shied away from singing or recording iconic musical theatre songs and tried to find less known material, but this year felt like the right time to embrace all those truly wonderful classics and put them together with some beautiful orchestrations on my new album. It's really taken me back to my roots and I'm very, very proud of the end product.”
‘It’s Time’ is set for release on November 18th and will be available from all major online retailers.
You can see Louise performing in the following venues across the UK in the coming weeks:
1st December 2013 Movies & Musicals London Apollo Victoria
7th December 2013 Movies & Musicals Swansea Grand Theatre
16th December 2013 A Perfect Year – Christmas Celebration St James Theatre, London
17th December 2013 A Perfect Year – Christmas Celebration St James Theatre, London
20th December 2013 Friday Night Is Music Night BBC Radio 2 Mermaid Theatre, London
27th December 2013 Bond & Beyond Birmingham Symphony Hall
28th December 2013 Bond & Beyond Barbican Hall, London
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Notes to Editors:
The album is comprised of ten solos and one duet:
Home The Wiz
The Perfect Year Sunset Boulevard
I Dreamed A Dream Les Miserables
Falling Slowly (feat. Shayne Ward) Once
Astonishing Little Women
Send In The Clowns A Little Night Music
Somewhere Over The Rainbow The Wizard Of Oz
What I Did For Love Chorus Line
A New Life Jekyll & Hyde
People Funny Girl
Tell Me On A Sunday Tell Me On A Sunday