Fusing pop, funk and soul the 16-song collection, written by Dan Gillespie Sells, lead singer of The Feeling and lyricist Tom MacRae, dances effortlessly between poignant ballads, soaring belters and joyous singalongs, transporting you straight into the West End’s hottest new show.
Dan Gillespie Sells, Composer of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie said: I’m delighted to say that our Original London Cast Recording will soon be available for download and on CD. It was a delight to work with our amazing cast and musicians to capture the magic of our show on record. Enjoy!
Highlights include the infectious lead single, AndYou Don’t Even Know It and the show stopping title track Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. There are heart-wrenching ballads like He’s My Boy and If I Met Myself Again, both sung flawlessly by Josie Walker as Jamie’s mother and the stunning It Means Beautiful and Spotlight, which showcase the gorgeous soulful voice of Lucie Shorthouse as Jamie’s best friend Pritti Pasha. Elsewhere there’s the glittering Out of the Darkness(A Place Where We Belong)and the strutting Work Of Art, plus other gems like Over The Top and John McCrea’s heart-breaking solos The Wall in My Head and Ugly In This Ugly World – all packed full of pop hooks. It’s no wonder critical acclaim for the stage show has poured praise on the ‘songs that have the wow factor’ (The Times).
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie opened at the Sheffield Crucible in 2017 and is now playing at the Apollo Theatre in the West End, currently booking until 6 October. As well as receiving 5-star reviews, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie was nominated for 5 Olivier Awards, received the UK Theatre and What’s On StageAwards for Best New Musicaland won the Attitude Culture Award 2017. Dan Gillespie Sells won Best Composer at The Stage Debut Awards, John McCrea won the What’s On Stage award for Best Actor in a Musical, the UK Theatre Award for Best Performance in A Musical and was named joint Most Promising Newcomer at the Critics Circle Awards and Lucie Shorthouse won the What’s On Stage Award for Best Supporting Actresses in a Musical.Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be screened live from the Apollo Theatre into cinemas across the UK, Ireland and select European territories on Thursday 5 July 2018.
Fairy tales really do come true.
Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield.
Jamie doesn’t quite fit in.
Jamie is terrified about the future.
Jamie is going to be a sensation.
Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight. This fabulous, funny, feel good brand new musical sensation has catchy new songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae. Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true.