They say you always remember the moments when you encounter someone special in your life. And I can honestly say I have been truly blessedto meet some amazing people, particularly West End performers ever since I have had my little Blog.
But one performer in particular stands out to me – not just for her stunning voice, but for the warmth of her heart and kindness of her spirit.
It was August 2012 at Her Majesty’s Theatre London. I had just seen Peter Joback perform as the Phantom for the second time (and what would be the final occasion I would see him in the role) and I was waiting at the Stage Door to congratulate him on his performance. But it was not just Peter I was waiting to see, as that was the night that I was first witness to the amazing talent of KATY TREHARNE who, to this day, is one of the best Christines’ I have ever seen at “Phantom of the Opera“.
Fast forward nearly 2 years, and I have been truly blessed to encounter Katy on several occasions both as a performer on stage but also as a supporter of so many wonderful charities – which included the amazing West End has Faithevent in April 2013 (as well as the follow up last December). And now, as Katy continues to strive for excellence in all parts of her career – she has now released her debut album, appropriately titled “THINK OF ME.”
Now to the untrained ear, this album may appear to just contain a series of covers with a very small hint of original material. However, knowing Katy like I do, I can tell you that this album gives you such a personal insight into the passion, pride and enchanting beauty that just exudes from her and spreads to everybody that she encounters. These 11 songs have been meticulously chosen to represent every aspect of Katy’s life and career – and that is what makes this album so truly special.
From the majestic musical anthems for which she made her name, in the shape of “Think of Me” (Phantom of the Opera) and “I’ve Never Said I Love You” (Dear World); her proud Welsh roots in “Calon Lan” and her love of Disney (and one of my personal favourites!) in NEWSIES “Watch What Happens”; to her love and passion for her Faith in “Open Heaven” (from new musical Love Beyond) and “Speechless” (originally by one of Katy’s favourite artists – Sandi Patty)
Add to that a Dan and Laura Curtis original, a timeless Italian ballad, an Ivor Novello classic and hits from SMASH and The Wizard of Oz – and you have one of the most versatile collections you will ever hear by such an enchanting soprano voice.
What this diverse collection also proves is that Katy is certainly one of those talented voices who really can sing anything! From up tempo to ballads; love to fear and regret; hope and joy to some of the most passionate musical deliveries you will ever hear. YES – it’s all here!
This is one collection of songs that needs to be a part of every ones CD collection – songs that will appeal to everybody, no matter who you are or where you are from, delivered by one of the most stunning voices that has ever come out of the UK!
Think of Me
I’ve Never Said I Love You
Watch What Happens
What Love Is For
O Mio Babbino Caro
My Dearest Dear
Second Hand White Baby Grand
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
You can get your own copy of Katy’s beautiful album from all good CD/Download providers – I promise you this is one purchase you will NOT REGRET!.
Signing off for now
Blue Eyed Girl Xxx