AUDIO & VIDEO: West End's Nadim Naaman Talks Album Inspirations, Plus Preview!
Auburn Jam Records has announced that Nadim Naaman's debut album, We All Want The Same, will be released on August 23rd, 2013, featuring 11 original songs written by Nadim over the past ten years, the album spans pop, jazz, R'n'B, and musical theatre. Limited edition signed copies of the album are now available to pre-order. The album will be available for download via all major online retailers from August 23rd. Click below to watch a behind-the-scenes interview with Naaman, plus listen to a preview of the album!
An album launch gig is scheduled for Sunday 8th September at The Union Theatre, Southwark, where Nadim will perform songs from the album, and songs that inspired the album with a live band and special guests from the West End. Ticket information will be available soon via Nadim's and Auburn Jam Music's social media platforms.
The album will also feature a duet with Siubhan Harrison (From Here To Eternity, Les Miserable, Grease, We Will Rock You), as well as a song co-written and performed with Will Barratt (Jersey Boys, Sweeney Todd, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables), who Nadim went to school with and understudied in his first year at Phantom.
Nadim says of the album: "All the songs tell their own story - some are about me, some are about other people, and some inspired by places, events and memories - for example, Winter In Paris was inspired by a photograph, and 'July 7th (For A Lost Son)' was written after watched a documentary on the 2005 bombings in London. Then there are some more personal ones which will speak for themselves. The songs all started in my living room, either on my piano or guitar, and my producer, Joe Davison, has transformed them into so much more. I played them all to him, and we spoke about ideas for arrangement and instrumentation - now almost every song is in a different style, yet still all under the one umbrella theme of the album. The songs definitely have a musical theatre flavour, but are more pop/rock than show-tune."
Nadim made his West End debut as Rolf in The Sound of Music (London Palladium), and has since played roles including cover Raoul in The Phantom Of The Opera (Her Majesty's), Anatoly in Chess (Union), Armand in Marguerite (Tabard), Andrei in Thirteen Days (Arcola), and is currently playing the role of CharLes Clarke in the UK professional premier of Maury Yeston's Titanic (Southwark Playhouse). Nadim performed in the cast of The Phantom Of The Opera 25th Anniversary at the Royal Albert Hall, and has sung backing vocals for Elton John, Rod Stewart, Britain's Got Talent, and on the Madagascar 3 film soundtrack. Nadim will be joining the West End cast of One Man, Two Guvnors in September.
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