Parallel Productions today announce 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.
West End Switched Off will feature 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.
Some of the guests involved with the album and the launch include Chöe Hart, Dale Evans, Jodie Steele, Ian Stroughair, Adrian Hansel, Dean John-Wilson, Jordan Lee Davies and Ashley Gray.
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 already includes Chlöe Hart (Hairspray), Emma Hatton (Wicked), Dean John-Wilson (From Here To Eternity), Dale Evans (Miss Saigon, From Here to Eternity), Ian Stroughair (Rent 20th Anniversary Tour, Chicago) 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 including a version of Do They Know It's Christmas. Feel festive all over again and listen to the song below:
You can book tickets for the launch at the St James Studio on 27th April here. For more information, visit the website.