Ramin Karimloo Releases New 'Broadgrass' EP

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Ramin Karimloo Releases New 'Broadgrass' EP

Having opened in LES MISERABLES on Broadway, Ramin Karimloo is now releasing a new country/Broadgrass EP 'The Road To Find Out - East' - an amalgamation between Broadway and Bluegrass music, out on 7 April via Big Hand Recordings.

'East' is the first of four EPs from 'The Road To Find Out' release series, with 'North', 'South' and 'West' to follow.

In the world of theatrical performers, Ramin is known as one of the most formidable talents in the industry and for his leading roles in international theatre productions such as Jean Valjean in LES MISERABLES and Raoul and Phantom in the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera.

The tracks on 'East' include "Oh What A Beautiful Morning" from Oklahoma, a brand new song called "Losing" which Ramin wrote with Hadley Fraser, "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" from LES MISERABLES, and "Broken", another original track co-written with Hadley.

Ramin was picked by Andrew Lloyd Webber to play the lead role in his sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, a role that won him the prestigious Theatregoer's Choice Award and the Broadwayworld.com award for Best Actor in a musical.

He was also nominated and won the award for the Best Actor category for the prestigious Viewers' Choice Theatre Awards at Whatsonstage.com in 2011, as well as nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

Ramin's songs all tell stories, regardless of its origin. 'As a music lover and a writer, I love songs that tell stories. Musical diaries. Bluegrass, folk and country speak to my heart. We kissed some Bluegrass into our Broadway selections and breathed some theatre into my bluegrass/folks songs.'

Hear some of Ramin's new work:

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Carrie Dunn Carrie is the UK editor-in-chief for BroadwayWorld. After spending her formative years reading books and ending up with a Masters degree in English literature from King's College London, it was inevitable that Carrie should be a journalist. Her pure and simple delight in the art-form of musical theatre led to the Guardian asking her to be their West End Girl. Since then, she's picked up a PhD, and also written for many other UK publications, including the Times and the Independent. She has many eclectic loves, including sport, karaoke, reality television, MMORPGs, three-volume Victorian novels, the British seaside, embroidery and Veronica Mars.