What's happening...

      

                  

 Exciting news about my play, All I Want is One Night, about the life and songs of French cabaret singer Suzy Solidor, who was also the most painted woman in the world:

The new album, All I Want is One Night - death and desire at the French cabaret, has just gone live for download on iTunes and Apple Music, click here to listen/ purchase. It has songs from the play and other amazing numbers by Brel and Barbara. I've written new English versions of all the songs, which are beautifully accompanied by Joe Atkins. Listen on Spotify too. The CD will be available at the forthcoming production of the play All I Want is One Night - originally produced by the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester last year, directed by Sarah Frankcom, and on at Wilton's Music Hall London from the 26th June to the 1st July 2017. It then goes to the Hope Mill theatre from 2-9 July.  Booking at: 

https://wiltons.org.uk/whatson/305-all-i-want-is-one-night

http://hopemilltheatre.co.uk/events/i-want-one-night/ 

Here is a link to a lovely review in The Stage:

https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2016/all-i-want-is-one-night-review-at-royal-exchange-manchester/ 

Here's me recording one of the numbers at Low Four Studio, Manchester: 

 

Thanks to Arts Council England for supporting this project at Wilton's.

 

Other news... 

Enter the Peace Broker , a 5-part radio docudrama about the American involvement in WW1, is now available for download. I recorded some rare and rather wonderful songs for the drama, with MD Jim Holmes.

Upcoming events include a residency at Aldeburgh Music for my new music theatre project in development, Witches Three, with music by Kerry Andrew. More details to follow. 

I'll be artist in residence at the 2018 Lichfield Festival. Details to follow.  

The Girl I Left Behind Me has been released as a CD on the Original Cast Recordings label. We recorded it in New York. Here's a link to a lovely review of it:

http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/BWW-CD-Reviews-THE-GIRL-I-LEFT-BEHIND-ME-Original-Cast-Recording-is-Charming-20140512#.U3G-1e29LCR 

The recording recently won the broadway.com award for best new UK cast recording, and is currently available to buy or download at the following outlets:

 www.dresscircle.com 

 http://www.amazon.com/The-Girl-Left-Behind-Me/dp/B00GUNMWXO/ref=cm_sw_em_r_dp_Zy0Nsb0C6CPD3_tt

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Girl-Left-Behind-Original-Recording/dp/B00H4PXCS6/ref=sr_1_5_bnp_1_mus?ie=UTF8&qid=1389882637&sr=8-5&keywords=the+girl+i+left+behind+me 

 http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jessicawalker1#.Up9EX0pbaSo.gmail

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The Girl I Left Behind Me is published by Oberon Books and can be purchased from: http://oberonbooks.com/girl-i-left-behind-me.html

 Mercy and Grand - the Tom Waits Project,  my CD with Opera North and Gavin Bryars, is out now on the GB label, and can be purchased on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B007G283S6/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?ref_=tsm_1_fb_lk