Louise Dearman Returns With New Album “It’s Time” And Concert Tour.
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.
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’ was released on December 2nd 2013 and is available from all major online retailers.
‘IT’S TIME’ TOUR
13 FEBRUARY 2014 – 11 APRIL 2014
UK Concerts are proud to present the hugely talented, Louise Dearman, who is the first actress in the history of the worldwide production of hit musical Wicked to have starred as both Glinda & Elphaba, for her debut UK Tour ‘IT’S TIME’.
The UK tour starts on 13th February 2014 in The Octagon Theatre, Somerset and finishes on 11 April 2014 in Courtyard Theatre, Hereford.
Louise will be performing some of her favourite musical theatre songs, live with her band, along with a popular selection of modern and classic showstoppers. The tour will leave you spellbound.
Louise Dearman is a widely known British musical theatre actress, who has built up a lucrative catalogue of performances both on national tours, in the West End and, in 2005, released her first album ‘You And I’ which featured 12 tracks from well known musicals, including ‘Funny Honey’ from Chicago and ‘On My Own’ from Les Miserables then in 2012 released her second album, ‘Here Comes The Sun’. Her third album, ‘It’s Time’ is released on Monday 18th November on Silvascreen Records. The album ties in with Louise’s exit from Wicked on 16 November 2013.
Louise Dearman said: “I am delighted to announce my very first UK tour ‘It’s Time’ which coincides with my third studio album of the same title. To be able to perform in venues across the UK with my own show is so exciting and something I’ve wanted to do for such a long time. People can expect to hear a mix of classic musical theatre with some contemporary favourites from the iconic divas I grew up listening to. I’m delighted to introduce my team including Mike Dixon (Music Supervisor) Barney Ashworth (Musical Director), Adam Murray (Director) and Matthew J Hampson (Producer).
Not only has Louise taken the West End stage by storm, she has also collaborated with Mark Evans to launch a new book, “The Secrets Of Stage Success”, a guide for those who want to follow in Louise and Mark’s footsteps and develop their own career as performers.
Louise also headlines St James Theatre on 16th & 17th December 2013, to celebrate Christmas and perform a collection of songs from Louise’s theatrical past, present and future, along with some Christmas classics. She will also be starring in; An Evening of Movies and Musicals at West End’s Apollo, Victoria on 1st December and at Swansea’s Grand Theatre on 7th December and in Cardiff on 26 April 2014.
With lots of exciting projects taking off, Louise will feature on Friday Night Is Music Night on BBC Radio 2 on Friday 20th December at 8pm.
Louise graduated from Laine Theatre Arts College and won the Musical Theatre and Opera Award and immediately after, joined the touring cast of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as the lynchpin role of The Narrator. In 2000, Louise was cast to play Jan for the UK tour of Grease, later returning in 2003 to the Palace Theatre London to play the same role for six months.
Other amazing roles Louise has played include Sarah Brown in the national tour of Guys and Dolls, Mimi in the Piccadilly Theatre’s production of Guys and Dolls, Lucy Harris in the UK national tour of Jekyll and Hyde and in 2007, Louise played Debbie at the Edinburgh Festival’s production of Debbie Does Dallas and played Cinderella in both Stoke-On-Trent in 2007 and Milton Keynes in 2009, as well as playing the Fairy Godmother in Wimbledon’s 2008 production of the highly successful pantomime.
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