We are so happy to finally announce a new co-write, Rollercoaster that we have been working on for new UK Country Duo One Trick Pony. Having released three singles so far, You’re That Face, Old School and A New Hope they will be releasing a brand new EP: Gone Chasin’ Rollercoasters on September 3rd featuring new tracks Dream Chasers, Gone But Not Gone and our song Rollercoaster. You can pre-save the EP right here
ANDERSON & PETTY ANNOUNCE
A CHRISTMAS WISH
A VIRTUAL CONCERT IN AID OF ACTING FOR OTHERS
SOPHIE ISAACS, CHARLIE KRISTENSEN (#CHEERUPCHARLIE), GLORIA ONITIRI, HARRIET THORPE, MICHAEL XAVIER, MELISSA JACQUES, EMMA HATTON, MATT CROKE, KYLE TAYLOR PARKER, NADIM NAAMAN, LIZZIE BEA and many more!
Songwriters Anderson & Petty today announce A Christmas Wish, a virtual concert with West End stars from Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, SIX: The Musical, Wicked and more, available to stream at select times from 17 December – 20 December 2020. The concert is hosted by Ben Stock and Hilary O’Neil and is in aid of theatrical charity Acting For Others who provide emotional and financial support to theatre workers in times of need through 14 member charities.
Sign up and buy tickets here: www.stream.theatre/home
Anderson & Petty today said, “We have been writing together for nearly ten years and in that time we have released two studio albums and an array of stand-alone singles featuring many wonderful performers from Broadway and the West End. Wish is a Christmas album and for the last few years we have hosted concerts in New York and London every season to raise money for some of our favourite charities.
This year due to COVID-19 we are not able to be together so alongside the wonderful charity Acting for Others we have created a virtual Christmas concert to be presented directly into your own homes featuring a host of stars from the stage as well as the stars of tomorrow. The concert will feature performances of songs from the our holiday album Wish, as well as Christmas musical theatre songs, Christmas Standards and comedy sketches so please join us for a night of magic and merriment and a celebration of the pure joy of performance!”
Performers include The LSMT 2020 Graduating Class, Lizzie Bea (Hairspray), Matt Croke (Aladdin), Phoebe Fildes (Assassins), Scott Garnham (Billy Elliot The Musical), Alex Hammond (Pretty Woman: The Musical), Emma Hatton (Wicked/Evita), Tom Hier (Footloose), Christopher Howell (Hairspray), The Barricade Boys, Sophie Isaacs (SIX: The Musical), Kim Ismay (Wicked), Melissa Jacques (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Alison Jiear (Jerry Springer: The Opera), Emma Lindars (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Lucy St. Louis (Motown The Musical), One Trick Pony, Sam Lupton (The Last Five Years), Carolyn Maitland (The Woman In White), Kieran Brown (The Phantom of the Opera), Jessica Martin (Me and My Girl), Nathaniel Morrison (Hairspray), Nadim Naaman (The Phantom of the Opera) Rosa O’Reilly (Jesus Christ Superstar), Gloria Onitiri (Hadestown), Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots), Laura Pick (Wicked), Harriet Thorpe (Sleepless: A Musical Romance/Absolutely Fabulous), Shona White (Mamma Mia!), Helen Woolf (Wicked), Comedy Ventriloquist Max Fulham, Mara Ghatama, Drupti Vaja, Tilly Croft, Rhiya Rasalingam, Sooz Kempner, Charlie Kristensen (#CheerUpCharlie) and Michael Xavier as well as the students from his MX Masterclass; a training programme taught and run by West End and Broadway performers.
Acting for Others can be supported by donating at www.justgiving.com/ctcafo
A CHRISTMAS WISH
A Christmas Wish
Thursday 17 December: 19:30
Friday 18 December: 19:30
Saturday 19 December: 14:30 and 19:30
Sunday 20 December: 14:30 and 19:30
Over the next month we will be releasing three new singles which have never been available to stream before. A few years ago we went into The Cutting Room Studios in New York City to lay down three tracks from various projects that we had been working on. The first release I Do which dropped on Friday 7th August and featuring vocals from Jen Burleigh-Bentz (Mamma Mia!) follows the life of Erika LaTour Eiffel who legally married the Eiffel Tower. We were asked to write the song as part of a “docu-musical” project called Objects of Desire which detailed the lives of people with Object Sexuality or Objectophilia which is a form of sexual or romantic attraction focused on particular inanimate objects. Check out the song on Spotify here I Do. You can also see Jen performing the song live at 54 Below in New York here I Do
On the 21st August we will be releasing Dreamworld featuring vocals from Rachel Schur (Chicago) & Mike Millan (Escape To Margaritaville) which started off as a jingle/theme song that we were asked to write for a new tea company called Realit ✓. Check out their website here
And finally on 4th September we will be releasing He Never Lost The Fight featuring vocals from Curtis Wiley (Ain’t Too Proud) which was for a project called Ghost in the House, The Life and Times of Jack Johnson, a new play written by Ernie Hudson and Frank Megna and starring Tony Todd of Candyman fame. Jack Johnson (March 31, 1878 – June 10, 1946), nicknamed the “Galveston Giant”, was an American boxer who, at the height of the Jim Crow era, became the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champion (1908–1915) You can see Curtis Wiley performing the song live at 54 Below in New York here He Never Lost The Fight
7TH AUGUST – I DO, 21ST AUGUST – DREAM WORLD, 4TH SEPTEMBER – HE NEVER LOST THE FIGHT
Alexa Green’s debut single Get Brave on Hollow Spirit Studios label is out now. “Get Brave” is inspired by the life-saving acts of kindness and courage that are happening on a global scale because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Hollow Spirit Studios is partnering with Partners In Health, a health organization on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response. HSS is using its platform to promote awareness around the organization and encourage donations to help stop COVID-19.
Check out the video on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lONRLCh0_tg
Available on all streaming platforms including Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/track/0iC7dpLaANjNPh4YvCwdqw?si=4cRoCB6yTdCnK0p6ZUuvEQ
Featuring Alexa Green https://www.instagram.com/atalexagreen/
Produced by Daniel Bailey and Dom Scott at Hollow Spirit Studios http://hollowspiritstudios.com
Words & music by Barry Anderson & Mark Petty https://andersonandpetty.com
Video shot at 9BK Studio, NYC Direction/Editing – David Rowen (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwHo4…)
Studio Videography – Sam Zhang (https://vimeo.com/405685854)
Produced by Barry Anderson, Daniel Bailey, Shannon Mullen & Dominique Scott
Mark Petty of the transatlantic writing team of Anderson & Petty will be presenting an evening of his collaborations as part of Kieran Brown‘s “Sunday Night Socials” at The Union Theatre this Sunday 10th November at 8pm.
The evening will feature songs written with Eric Briarley and Matt Hageman, Michael PatrickWalker (Altar Boyz), Bobby Cronin (Concrete Jungle, Mary & Max), Lee Noble, Dana P. Rowe (The Witches of Eastwick, The Fix, Zombie Prom) and songs by Anderson & Petty.
The songs will be performed by Vicki Manser(Six, Bat Out Of Hell, Beautiful), Sophie Isaacs(Goldilocks and the Three Bears at The London Palladium, Heathers, Kinky Boots), Alex Lodge(The Book Of Mormon, Titanic, Tick, Tick…BOOM!), Lucy St. Louis (Man Of La Mancha, Motown, Beautiful), Carolyn Maitland (Annie – UK Tour, Miss Saigon, Groundhog Day), Lucyelle Cliffe (Legally Blonde – UK Tour, Les Misérables, Wicked), Scott Hunter (Yank!, Maxa, Murder at the Gates), Michael Vinsen (Follies, Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon), Damien Winchester (Aladdin), Georgie Ashford (Tick,Tick…BOOM!, Beautiful, Show Boat), Vicki Lee Taylor (Matilda, Groundhog Day, Sunset Boulevard – ENO), Sooz Kempner (Jonny Woo’s All-Star Brexit Cabaret, Megadrive, Mystery On The Rocks Podcast), Lewis Asquith (Soho Cinders, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Romance Romance) and Barnaby Taylor (Maggie May)
Musical Direction for the night will be by Henry Brennan.
Anderson & Petty have released two albums to date You Are Home which features Kieran Brown, Gina Beck, Cynthia Erivo, Frances Ruffelle, Brent Michael DiRoma, Matthew Barrow, Coleen Sexton, Natalie Gallo, Jen Burleigh-Bentz, Jason Kappus, Autumn Hurlbert, Josh Franklin, Lucia Spina, Debbie Kurup and Sophia Ragavelasand Wish: The Anderson & Petty Holiday Album which features Liz Callaway, Natasha J Barnes, Brynn Williams, Drew Seeley, Kyle TaylorParker, Jaime Adler, Ilan Galkoff, Harriet Turnbull, Alexa Green, Graham Scott Fleming, Allie Trimm, Ellen Harvey, Nic Rouleau, and Sean Allan Krill. They also released a charity single entitled Dignity featuring Gloria Onitiri in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society.
Mark also continues producing and hosting the monthly Crazy Coqs Presents concert series at Live at Zédel. Upcoming shows include an 80s Party Night on Sunday 24th November and Christmas at the Musicals on Sunday 8th December.
Tickets for Sundays’ concert at The Union Theatre are available via the following link – http://www.uniontheatre.biz/sunday-night-social.html
You Are Home: The Songs of Anderson & Petty by Anderson & Petty
In celebration of the fifth anniversary of our debut album, we’ll be re-issuing You Are Home on the 2nd Nov. Featuring Cynthia Erivo, Gina Beck, Frances Ruffelle, Kieran Brown, Debbie Kurup and many more. You can pre-order it on iTunes now for just £4.99 in the UK and $6.99 in the US. It will also be on Spotify 🙂 x
Mark has been hosting a series of monthly concerts Live at Zédel this summer and on the 16th September he presented The New Musical Theatre Showcase which featured new and re-arranged songs from ourselves and also material from Kansley & Lidert, Kate Marlais & Alex Young, Oliver Boito and Webborn & Finn.
The sensational Christina Bennington who is currently starring as Raven in Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical at The Dominion Theatre in London debuted our brand new female empowerment anthem Get Brave as well as the song All She Wants which we debuted back in June with Belinda Wollaston. The always amazing Nadim Naaman (Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera and also co-writer of the brand new musical Broken Wings) performed a re-worked version of the song Tell Me which we originally debuted on our first album You Are Home. The three songs followed each other and told the story of a woman at a crossroads in her life and the choices that she has to make. Check out the videos here:
We debuted our brand new song All She Wants at Live at Zédel last month as part of Crazy Coqs Presents: Pride at the Musicals. Check out the video here with the fabulous Belinda Wollaston x https://youtu.be/8ha7PKlcau8
We are so pleased to finally be able to present to you our brand new album Wish which features eight of our original holiday songs and one special bonus mix.
The album features from the US – Brynn Williams (13, Bye Bye Birdie, SpongeBob SquarePants), Drew Seeley (Jersey Boys, The Little Mermaid), Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Alexa Green (Wicked, Company), Graham Scott Fleming (Miss Saigon), Liz Callaway (Merrily We Roll Along, Cats, Baby, Miss Saigon, Anastasia – Movie), Allie Trimm (13, Bye Bye Birdie), Ellen Harvey (The Phantom of the Opera, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying), Nic Rouleau (The Book of Mormon) and Sean Allan Krill (Mamma Mia, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Honeymoon In Vegas)
And from the UK – Jaime Adler (The Sound of Music, Les Misérables, Matilda, The Nether – Olivier-nomination), Ilan Galkoff (The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, The Braille Legacy, Bumblescratch, Elf) Harriet Turnbull (Young Marx, What We Did On Our Holiday – Movie) and Natasha J Barnes (American Idiot, Funny Girl, Cinderella, Mack & Mabel: In Concert)
Net proceeds from the sale of the album will benefit Housing Works in NYC.
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