The award winning feel good hit new musical Everybody’s Talking AboutJamie,starring the sensational John McCrea as Jamie alongside a 26 strong performing company and a band of 9 musicians,is finally releasing an official West End cast recording – available digitally worldwide from Friday 27 April and on CD in the UK.
Fusing pop, funk and soul the 16-song collection, written by Dan Gillespie Sells, lead singer of The Feelingand lyricist Tom MacRae,dances effortlessly between poignant ballads, soaring belters and joyous singalongs, transporting you straight into the West End’s hottest new show.
Dan Gillespie Sells, Composer of Everybody’s Talking About Jamiesaid: I’m delighted to say that our Original London Cast Recording will soon be available for download and on CD. It was a delight to work with our amazing cast and musicians to capture the magic of our show on record. Enjoy!
Highlights include the infectious lead single, AndYou Don’t Even Know Itand the show stopping title track Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. There are heart-wrenching ballads like He’s My Boy and If IMet Myself Again, both sung flawlessly by Josie Walker as Jamie’s mother and the stunning It Means Beautifuland Spotlight,which showcase the gorgeous soulful voice of Lucie Shorthouse as Jamie’s best friend Pritti Pasha. Elsewhere there’s the glittering Out of the Darkness(A Place Where We Belong)and the strutting Work Of Art, plus other gems like Over The Top and John McCrea’sheart-breaking solos The Wall in My Headand Ugly In This Ugly World – all packed full of pop hooks. It’s no wonder critical acclaim for the stage show has poured praise on the ‘songs that have the wow factor’ (The Times).
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie opened at the Sheffield Crucible in 2017 and is now playing at the Apollo Theatre in the West End, currently booking until 6 October. As well as receiving 5-star reviews, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie was nominated for5Olivier Awards, received the UK Theatre andWhat’s On StageAwards for Best New Musicaland won the Attitude Culture Award 2017. Dan Gillespie Sellswon Best Composerat The Stage Debut Awards, John McCreawon the What’s On Stageaward for Best Actor in a Musical, the UK Theatre Awardfor Best Performance in A Musical and was named joint Most Promising Newcomerat the Critics Circle Awardsand Lucie Shorthousewon the What’s On StageAward for Best Supporting Actresses in a Musical. Everybody’s Talking About Jamiewill be screened live from the Apollo Theatre into cinemas across the UK, Ireland and select European territories on Thursday 5 July 2018.
Fairy tales really do come true.
Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield.
Jamie doesn’t quite fit in.
Jamie is terrified about the future.
Jamie is going to be a sensation.
Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight. This fabulous, funny, feelgood brand new musical sensation has catchy new songs by lead singer-songwriter of The FeelingDan Gillespie Sellsand writer Tom MacRae. Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true.
Watch the Everybody’s Talking About Jamie trailer here.
The Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: West End Cast Recording is available from 27 April. Pre Order the album: http://hyperurl.co/lfb4jd