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Rachel Tucker: On The Road

Rachel Tucker: On The Road is the second studio album by West End and Broadway star Rachel Tucker. Best known for her multi award winning portrayal of Elphaba in Wicked and the BBC’s musical reality programme I’d Do Anything, Rachel wowed audiences at London’s Crazy Coqs with her sold out one-woman cabaret show as part of Live at Zedel. This led tothe start of a 13 date UK tour beginning in her hometown of Belfast; and then finishing up crossing the pond to Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York. Following her dates at Zedel, Rachel went into the studio to record some of the songs from the show.

 

Rachel’s co-star in Wicked, Lee Mead, joins her to sing the heartrending You Matter To Me from the new Broadway musical Waitress, written by Sara Bareilles. Lee Mead became a star after winning the BBC’s Any Dream Will Do, the musical reality programme led by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Also joining Rachel for a duet of That's Life, is Olivier Award Winner Rebecca Trehearn, who joined Rachel on the 'On The Road' tour.

 

Rachel Tucker: On The Road includes the first studio recording of Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk’s Hand in Hand, a new big band arrangement of the Oliver! classic Where Is Love? Rachel’s first original song I’m Falling (co-written by Musical Director Kris Rawlinson), Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, a poignant and heartfelt nod to Rachel’s time playing the iconic “green girl”, and a completely reimagined studio version of No Good Deed, from Wicked.

blown away by #ontheroad - @racheltucker1 takes you on an emotional rollercoaster with her spectacular voice @ParaProd

@EllouiseBishop

She used to be mine as a proper track. Wasn’t emotionally ready for that this morning. Damn @racheltucker1 you’re good.

@souchy_boyy

@ParaProd I can't listen to the album without welling up! It's a masterpiece and you can tell how much fun you all had

@heyitsrachiiee

Ok so #RTontheroad was already fantastic but these new additions are just sublime, @racheltucker1 never ceases to impress. So exciting to hear the phenomenal @RebeccaTrehearn on there too - that’s a pairing I could listen to forever

@JoshBlunsden

@racheltucker1 takes you to new heights with her #ontheroad album and then bam - out comes #ontheroaddeluxe and the sky’s the limit.... taking us back to the stage and her fabulous live shows

@EvilRegalTwin

@ParaProd @racheltucker1 Wonderful album by wonderful people! The album version of No Good Deed never fails to give me chills

@ForxGood

West End Switched Off Vol. 1

"A winning formula... Rawlinson's genius rediscovery of some of theatre's classics allows for much more of the emotion, the original message and the talent to shine through." The Theatre Blog

 

Parallel Productions’ debut project is West End Switched Off. West End Switched Off is a brand new, exciting series of concerts and recordings that arrange musical theatre into acoustic, 'Live Lounge' style covers, collaborating with a wealth of talented musicians and performers. The first album features Ashleigh Gray (Cool Rider, Wicked), Adrian Hansel (Hairspray), Ian Stroughair (20th anniversary tour of Rent), Katie Hall (Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera) Dale Evans (Miss Saigon, From Here To Eternity), Simon Bailey (I Can't Sing, The Phantom of the Opera) and many more.

Currently downloading @WEswitchedoff can't wait to treat my ears to this. Hello Line up of awesome!! #vocalgeniuses #epicarrangements

@KiwiCm

Listening to @krisrawlinson's 'West End Switched Off' album. It is absolutely magnificent. Everyone should own a copy. #genius

@BenMundy44

Loving @krisrawlinson's work with @WEswitchedoff's first album. @JodieSamSteele sounding fierce & @miss_tori86 on top form. Exciting stuff.

@alexanderlodge

The amount of praise on Twitter for @krisrawlinson & @ParaProd is crazy! Hard work really does pay off #future #talent

@andrewbateup

Oh my... there's beautiful, and then there's @ambracas version of Nothing Stops Another Day... just wow! @WEswitchedoff

@SarahB_90

You go, @TSutcliffe1 & @ChloeSJHart! Everyone check out this album, full of awesomeness!

@MichaelJRideout

A Very West End Christmas

In a project of unprecedented scale, co-producers Darren Bell and Kris Rawlinson brought together almost fifty stars of musical theatre, after two months of planning, to record an album of Christmas songs for charity; ‘A Very West End Christmas’. All proceeds are split between equally between Great Ormond Street Hospital, CRY UK, and The Band Aid Charitable Trust. The impressive line up of almost fifty performers gathered at the St James Theatre on the 14th October to record two of the songs in the main house. The EP also features three studio tracks recorded in the following days with several established West End leading performers.

My iTunes collection got a whole lot better with the addition of @VeryWestEndXmas charity EP yesterday. Amazing stuff!

@KiwiCm

Yay. Early Xmas present for me. Listening to the dulcet tones of @michaelxavierUK #xmasheaven

@tinabf

Loving the @VeryWestEndXmas EP it's amazing and for a great cause everyone download it #feelingchristmassy

@niki7576

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"A winning formula... If this is just the beginning then I'm very much excited by the future."

The Theatre Blog

"Fresh, unorthodox... Every song impressed. I can't recommend it highly enough"

★★★★★ West End Frame

"Phenomenal MD Kris Rawlinson has re-orchestrated the songs with acoustic splendour... I'll be back for more!"

Mark Shenton

"West End Switched Off is an exceedingly good show; the entire evening was slickly executed!"

★★★★★ West End Wilma