With some outstanding live vocal performances to show off the outstanding talent on the new CD, it was a fabulously entertaining evening
To Do. To Be is the first CD from Prottey Jones in four years. And it’s been a very busy four years for him. With Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent, Once and now Kinky Boots all on his CV plus writing musicals and appearing with bands The Paper Hearts and Straight on Red.
The CD itself is outstanding. 15 brand new songs, all beautifully written and exquisitely performed by some amazingly talented singers. Co-writers Tori Allen-Martin, Nick Smithers, Angela Prottey-Jones, Martin Meehan, Darah Carville and best-selling author Ali Harris are all sympathetic to Prottey Jones style and meaning that we have a CD full of songs that are individual and distinctive.
A lineup of amazing guest artists from such West End shows as Wicked, Once, Miss Saigon, Kinky Boots, The Commitments, and more perform on the album and among them is Andrew Bateup, a professional vocalist who won Tim’s competition to find a newcomer to sing on the album. Andrew’s vocals are impressive and demonstrate clarity throughout the song ‘Blame it On Me’.
My personal favourites are ‘I For One’ delivered in a heartfelt performance by Zrinka Civitesic. ‘Regret Me’ hauntingly sung by Ambra Caserotti. ‘Kiss Till You Can’t Kiss Anymore’ featuring Declan Bennett and ‘Nothing’ from Down Flew the Doves sung by Laura Pitt-Pulford a stand out dramatic performance that hits every beat.
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