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The Songs of Charles Miller and Kevin Hammonds

It's Just The Beginning

 

18 Stunning songs sung by the West End & Broadways hottest stars! Featuring: JULIE ATHERTON (Avenue Q, Mamma Mia), HELENA BLACKMAN (BBC s How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?), PIA DOUWES (Chicago), BRENDA EDWARDS (ITV's X-Factor, Chicago, We Will Rock You), MARK EVANS (BBC's Your Country Needs You, Wicked, Spamalot), FENTON GRAY (Les Miserables, Blood Brothers), JODIE JACOBS (Rent, Fame), CASSIDY JANSON (Wicked, Avenue Q), LOUISE PLOWRIGHT (Mamma Mia), SHONA WHITE (Wicked, Chess), ALAN WINNER (Gone With The Wind) and a stunning performance of Never Learned To Type by CAROLINE O'CONNOR (Moulin Rouge, Chicago)

 

This CD contains the finest works from Musicals written by this very unusual team combining the very best of British music scores from Charles Miller with the dynamism of the lyrics of New York's Kevin Hammonds. West End meets Broadway in new musical theatre composition. The songs come from their best known shows including: Brenda Bly: Teen Detective, When Midnight Strikes, Cabin Fever, Fabula, Hope and No One In The World.

When Midnight Strikes

Original London Cast Recording

A musical from New York Lyricist Kevin Hammonds and London composer Charles Miller. Produced by Martin Fisher & Guy James. New York, New Year s Eve 1999 the dawn of a new millennium - and Jennifer West s intimate dinner party for close friends and family begins to fall apart upon the discovery that her husband has been having an affair. As the hosts confront their unravelling marriage, new resolutions, past mistakes, and an uncertain future merge into an explosive and life-altering evening. Kevin Hammonds book is in turn hilarious and moving, the plot keeping the audience on tenterhooks until the finale. With a score by Charles Miller packed with original show-stopping songs, When Midnight Strikes gives a remarkably accurate sense of the brittle gaiety of a New Year party, with all the tensions so often seething beneath the surface.

This recording features the cast from the original production at the Finborough Theatre in London. Cast: Nancy Baldwin, Bradley Clarkson, Ben Enwright, Stephanie Flavin, Lorraine Graham, Emma Hatton, Hannah Lindo, Nicholas Moorhead, Susan Raasay, Miles Western, Shona White, Alan Winner.

Julie Atherton

A Girl of Few Words

The original Kate Monster and Lucy The Slut in the West End premiere of Broadway hit AVENUE Q. Julie has already appeared in the London productions of Mamma Mia and Fame. This album is 12 tracks of the bright new British musical theatre composer Charles Miller along New York Lyricist Kevin Hammonds and London lyricist Adam Bard.

 

"The album is a real gem, a little treat for the ears and for the soul."  - Chris Cox, BBC Radio 1

Marc Joseph

Clear Blue Sky

From the producers of Julie Atherton's `A Girl Of Few Words`, `Clear Blue Sky`is a collection of some of the best songs by British composer Charles Miller with lyrics by Keven Hammonds, Adam Bard, Paul Carpenter and Tim Sanders.

 

West End actor and singer Marc Joseph brings his terrific vocal talents to Charles' excellent songs. Charles' work is often compared with Jason Robert Brown and Stephen Sondeim and he stands as the leader in new musical theatre work in the UK. The album also features a stunning duet featuring Helena Blackman (runner up in the BBC's How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?)

 

"A double musical whammy..... Each & every track deserves applause! "-- Roger Foss, What s On Stage Magazine

Brenda Edwards

You Know How To Love Me

The X- Factor finalist Brenda Edwards releases her debut album in 2011. The first single is 'You Know How To Love Me', taken from the musical When Midnight Strikes by Charles Miller and Kevin Hammonds. It received its radio premiere on Radio 2 and was released on 15 November 2010.

 

 

When Midnight Strikes

Vocal Score

Purchase the piano-vocal score for the hit musical sited as "Critic's Choice" in Time Out London and The Sunday Express.  Nominated for "BEST MUSICAL" by the Off-West End Award, "When Midnight Strikes" has a score by Charles Miller and Kevin Hammonds, packed with original show-stopping songs, When Midnight Strikes gives a remarkably accurate sense of the brittle gaiety of a New Year party, with all the tensions so often seething beneath the surface.

 

“In 'When Midnight Strikes' London-based Charles Miller and New York-based KevinHammonds have borrowed the baton from the likes of Sondheim and created a rare thing -a witty and entertaining piece of musical theatre that is also a treat for the brain. It'senough to restore one's faith in the genre!” - The British Theatre Guide

 

 

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