I enjoy exploring new musical theatre writers. Scrapbook is a collection of standalone songs and material from musical theatre projects that Verity Quade and Rob Archibald have been working on. Here are some thoughts on the tracks.
Thirtysomething- Richard Hartley, Gina Beck, Simon Grieff, Kirsty Hoiles, Nicky Swift + Stuart Matthew Price- A great start to the album. The song is very catchy and well performed.
Life Through A Lens- Ako Mitchell- I really rate Ako Mitchell‘s voice. Great lyrics.
The Singer’s Lament- Rosemary Ashe- An upbeat, fun song with some very clever lyrics.
Sorry- Annalene Beechey- A gorgeous song, beautifully performed by Annalene Beechey. Annalene gives a very passionate performance.
Please Stay- Jeff Nicholson- Another incredibly catchy song with lovely lyrics.
Scrapbook- John Barr- I enjoyed this ballad which is beautifully performed by John. There is a nice mix of upbeat and slower songs on this album. Something for everyone.
Now- Wendy Somerville, Emily Tierney and Sarah Lark- I love this song. The voices sound stunning together.
My Daddy’s Girl- Anna Francolini- Some great lyrics and a lovely vocal.
Clumsy Way To Fall In Love- Rebecca Lock and Stephen Ashfield- One of the highlights of the album for me. Rebecca Lock and Stephen Ashfield sound fantastic together and the song is very funny.
Too Tired- Patina Miller- An amazing ballad, performed perfectly by Patina Miller. Powerful and emotional, it is a stand out track.
Something About Her- Jon Lee- I think this song has a great story and could be a musical within itself. A pleasant song to listen to.
Falling For You- Stuart Matthew Price- I really like Stuart Matthew Price’s voice and this song perfectly suits it.
Sometimes-Louise Dearman- A beautiful song, another highlight out of the album.
Partners in Rhyme- Rob Archibald and Verity Quade- A song performed by the talented writers of this album. Another clever, comic song wonderfully performed by Rob and Verity.