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Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year winner, Corrine Priest, and Stiles & Drewe Best New Song finalist, Tim Connor, join forces for the studio recording of new song-cycle, Heart of Winter
Auburn Jam Records is pleased to be releasing the premiere recording of new one-woman song cycle, Heart of Winter. With music and lyrics by Tim Connor, and story and dramaturgy by Lia Buddle, the songs tell the funny, heart-warming and down-to-earth story of Kate, a primary schoolteacher in her mid-twenties, living up North. Her relationship of three years is over, and she is trying to adjust to her new life without Adam. With the help of her mum, her close friends and a large tub of Ben & Jerry’s, she is battling the harsh reality of winter to find the new hope of spring.
2. On My Way
3. Wide Awake
4. Back To School
5. Colour In My Cheeks
6. Something About The Room
7. Mum Makes It Better
8. Better Off Alone
9. The Driving Lesson
10. If That’s Ok
12. Colour In My Cheeks (Reprise)
Corrine Priest, vocals
Tim Connor, piano
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Originating the role of Kate for this premiere recording is Corrine Priest. Corrine won the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Award at the Garrick Theatre in May 2014. She made her professional debut in GOD at London Theatre Workshop to rave reviews, and has just made her West End debut as Lucy in USHERS: The Front of House Musical at The Arts Theatre.
“Occasionally, very occasionally, you see a newcomer perform to a standard that you could not imagine being improved upon even by a major star, such was the case with Priest.” – Sondheim Magazine (Review of GOD, London Theatre Workshop)
“Corrine Priest gives every indication of being a talent bound for very high rank. This young lady is in contact with every nuance of every line she sings… she is an actress first and singer second… the Janie Dee of the next generation.” – Musical Theatre Review (Review of SSSPOTY, Garrick Theatre)
“Corrine Priest stands out a mile with vocals and personality… she then absolutely brings the house down and stops the show as Priest absolutely nails every comedic moment.” – The Stage (Review of SSSPOTY, Garrick Theatre)
Tim Connor and Lia Buddle say of Heart of Winter:
“We started to dream up Kate’s story nearly ten years ago, as friends fresh out of university. We worked away in our shared flat, with Tim constantly asking Lia questions about what it was like from a girl’s point of view at different stages of a relationship. He’d then turn his scribbles into songs, after which we’d tweak lyrics and narrative points together. As we both recently reached the milestone age of 30, we felt it was time to share our song cycle with the wider world. Listening back, it captures an important – and joyous – time in our lives. We’re beyond thrilled that Corrine Priest agreed to record the piece with us. Her enormous talent and great sense of humour have brought a fresh perspective to our work”
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