Winter Update (You Are Home: The Songs of Anderson & Petty and what’s coming up in 2014)

Hello everyone,

This year really has flown by. It only seems like yesterday we were debuting our new Christmas song, Santa, You’re Still My Friend at A West End Christmas 2012 and now we’ve just had A West End Christmas 2013. We loved writing Reindeer Wives and Sophie Isaacs, Harriet Thorpe and Christopher Howell (currently starring in Stephen Ward) brought these reindeers to life so beautifully and hilariously. Check out the video from the night here.  West End Bares was also so much sexy fun this year and we had the pleasure of writing Bare It At The Funfair performed by Michael Xavier and Frances Ruffelle as the closing song of the show. Check out the video here.

In less than one week on the 16th December we will be debuting our very first songbook album entitled ‘You Are Home: The Songs of Anderson & Petty’ It’s a culmination of some of the work that we have composed over the last few years and we can’t wait for you to hear it. The album will be available for download on amazon and iTunes and will come with a digital booklet. The physical release will follow soon and will be available on amazon.com.

U.S. performers featured on the album are Jen Burleigh-Bentz (Mamma Mia), Brent Michael DiRoma (Avenue Q nat’l tour), Josh Franklin (Anything Goes), Natalie Gallo (Jersey Boys), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde), Jason Kappus (American Idiot), Jonathan Rayson (Because of Winn-Dixie), Coleen Sexton (Jekyll & Hyde), and Lucia Spina (Kinky Boots).

U.K. performers are Matthew Barrow (Merrily We Roll Along), Gina Beck (Wicked), Kieran Brown (Love Never Dies), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple, I Can’t Sing – The X-Factor Musical), Debbie Kurup (Olivier Award nominee – The Bodyguard), Sophia Ragavelas (Les Miserables), and Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle (Les Miserables).

Track listing for ‘You Are Home’:

1. Beautiful Day – Brent Michael DiRoma

2. Suddenly – Cynthia Erivo

3. Only Me – Matthew Barrow

4. You Are Home – Coleen Sexton

5. The Rain It Falls – Natalie Gallo

6. Forever Child – Gina Beck

7. This Time I Know – Jen Burleigh-Bentz

8. Tell Me – Jason Kappus

9. Superman – Autumn Hurlbert

10. Christmas Eve – Jonathan Rayson

11. We Stand Together – Frances Ruffelle

12. Take Me Away – Josh Franklin

13. Love Will Find Its Way – Lucia Spina

14. A New Star Tonight- Kieran Brown

15. River, Slow Down – Debbie Kurup

16. Stand Up (bonus track) – Sophia Ragavelas

 

In March of next year we will be presenting songs from ‘You Are Home’ as well as new material from upcoming projects in concert at the St. James’ Studio in London.  We are also planning a New York City concert for August.

 

So as we come to the close of this year we would like to wish you all the very best for the Holidays and once again thank you so much for all of your support.

 

Barry and Mark 🙂 x

Fall Update

Hello from Anderson & Petty Central….

Welcome to our fall update. The last few months have been fantastically crazy. We’ve finished recording all of our vocalists for the upcoming album ‘You Are Home: The Songs of Anderson & Petty’ both in the USA and the UK.  Barry was in London throughout August and we had a ball working with so many talented people. Our album is due out on Monday 16th December on Great White Wax Records and will be available in a physical release as well as a download on iTunes, amazon and CDBaby worldwide. September saw us have our song Bare It At The Funfair performed at West End Bares by Michael Xavier and Frances Ruffelle. You can see a video of the performance here. We are also writing a brand new song entitled Reindeer Wives for this year’s MADTrust A West End Christmas show on the 1st December which will be performed by Sophie Isaacs, Harriet Thorpe and Christopher Howell. We are also putting together plans to have a concert in London in March of next year to showcase songs from the album, our new song-cycle and a musical currently in development.

Here is a list in no particular order of the songs on our album. We will have the confirmed tracklisting order in the next few weeks.

Coleen Sexton – You Are Home
Josh Franklin – Take Me Away
Jen Burleigh-Bentz – This Time I Know
Natalie Gallo – The Rain It Falls
Frances Ruffelle – We Stand Together
Cynthia Erivo – Suddenly
Jason Kappus – Tell Me
Lucia Spina – Love Will Find Its Way
Sophia Ragavelas – Stand Up
Jonathan Rayson – Christmas Eve
Gina Beck – Forever Child
Brent Michael DiRoma – Beautiful Day
Kieran Brown – A New Star Tonight
Matthew Barrow – Only Me
Debbie Kurup – River, Slow Down
Autumn Hurlbert – Superman

 

Once again, thank you to each and every one of you for your continued support. Much love, as always….Barry & Mark 🙂 x

Summer Update – The Album and West End Bares!!!!!

Hi guys,

Welcome to our summer update. The last few months have been a whirlwind of activity for us and the results of this will be seen over the coming months. Firstly we wanted to extend our congratulations to Maud Millar who received a special commendation at The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Competition where she performed our song Love Will Find Its Way as part of the Stiles & Drewe Best New Song Award.

In June, Barry and I began preparations for our album which will be a songbook of our work up until this point and will be available for Christmas on Great White Wax Records. You will know most of the songs as they have already been performed in our showcases but there will also be a few new ones on there so we are very excited to see what you think of them. We have already recorded all of the US vocalists for the album and Barry will be arriving in London this evening as we begin the recording sessions with all of the UK vocalists over the coming week. Rehearsals have been going well and we can’t wait to get into the studio with everyone. We will be tweeting and uploading photos and videos from these sessions over the coming weeks.

We have also been commissioned by MADTrust (the Make A Difference Trust) to write the closing song again for this years West End Bares show on Sunday 1st September. Click here to purchase tickets. Our song entitled ‘Bare It At The Funfair’ will be performed by Frances Ruffelle and Michael Xavier. Michael is currently playing Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music at The Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre to rave reviews and Frances has recently completed sell-out shows in London and New York for her ‘Behind The Dress’ show and will be debuting her brand new show ‘Paris Original’ this October in London at The Crazy Coqs.

Thank you as always for your continued support 🙂 x

LOVE WILL FIND ITS WAY makes it to the final of The Stiles & Drewe Best New Song Award at The Garrick Theatre on the 19th May 2013

We are thrilled to announce that our song Love Will Find Its Way has made it through to the final stages of the Stiles & Drewe Best New Song Award and will be performed at The Garrick Theatre on the 19th May 2013 by Maud Millar. We would like to extend our congratulations to our fellow nominees Dan LooneyPippa Cleary & Jake BrungerJen Toksvig & Alex Rudd, Darren ClarkTamar BroadbentTim SuttonMark AndersonStuart Matthew PriceChris Passey, Mark Redmond and Theo Jamieson.  Tickets for the show can be purchased here 🙂 x