Sun Jan 20

Transatlantic songwriting duo Anderson & Petty are thrilled to be returning to The St. James Studio to present ‘An Anderson & Petty Christmas’ featuring a host of West End and TV stars stars including Amy Lennox, Laura Main, Laura Jane Matthewson, Julie Legrand, Sam Lupton, Gloria Onitiri, Ilan Galkoff, Jaime Adler, Nathaniel Morrison with The West End Gospel Choir, Carolyn Maitland, Christopher Howell, James Cunningham and Haydn Oakley performing all-new holiday songs alongside selected tracks from their debut songbook album ‘You Are Home – The Songs of Anderson & Petty’. All proceeds from the concert will be going to TheatreMAD (Make A Difference Trust)

Their album ‘You Are Home’ features both Broadway and West End stars including (Tony award winner) Frances Ruffelle, Coleen Sexton, (Tony award winner) Cynthia Erivo, Gina Beck, Autumn Hurlbert, (Broadwayworld New York Cabaret Awards Female Vocalist of the Year 2015) Lucia Spina, Kieran Brown, Sophia Ragavelas and Debbie Kurup.

They have had sold-out concerts at Feinstein’s/54 Below, The Duplex and The Triad in New York and in London at The Delfont Room in The Prince of Wales Theatre, The Union Theatre and at The St. James Studio back in 2014.

Barry Anderson is a native of rural Wisconsin and graduated with a music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. For the past 12 years, he has lived in New York City where he’s worked as an accompanist/vocal coach, musical director and Broadway actor. He played the role of Aaron in the Broadway production of Legally Blonde and is currently in the 2nd National Tour of Jersey Boys in the US playing the role of Bob Crewe.

Mark Petty lives in London and has both British and German heritage. Though Anderson & Petty is his main writing partnership he has also worked with other composers. He recently collaborated with the Hungarian composer Sylvester Levay (Rebecca: The Musical, Elisabeth, Mozart, Marie Antoinette) This project had him working with Drew Sarich, Tam Mutu, Willemijn Verkaik, Ben Lewis, Rebecca Trehearn, Emma Hatton and John Addison. He has also collaborated with Michael Patrick Walker (AltarBoyz) and Bobby Cronin (Mary and Max.) Mark also presents his own musical theatre radio show every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 2pm on The Radio Collective (formerly JemmThree.) He is a proud member of MMD (Mercury Musical Developments.)

Over the last five years they have worked closely with TheatreMAD having written the closing song for their West End Bares shows in 2012 and 2013 which featured Mark Evans, Louise Dearman, Frances Ruffelle and Michael Xavier. They also write a brand new song for their ‘A West End Christmas’ show at The Actors’ Church in Covent Garden every year.

They are currently developing a song-cycle entitled ‘Based on a True Story’

“It is difficult to single anyone out completely as the entire song book creates an incredibly emotional journey” Broadwayworld

“As for Anderson and Petty, they fill their tunes with unmistakable poignancy that resonates well after a song has ended”

“Barry Anderson and Mark Petty, a trans-Atlantic songwriting team, have magically meshed their talents and sensibilities. The results were performed by a fine cast of skilled singing actors” Cabaret Scenes Magazine

To find out more information about Anderson and Petty please visit their website.


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