Bloody Elle – a gig musical has dropped an official soundtrack recording to Bandcamp and streaming services.
Written and performed by Lauryn Redding, the production reopened the Manchester Royal Exchange in June 2021.
The recording was arranged and produced by Alexandra Faye Braithwaite (Anna Karenina, Wuthering Heights) at Rusty Studios, Manchester and mastered by award winning sound technician Katie Tavini (Arlo Parks, Emelie Sandé, Ash).
The 13 track album is available exclusively for digital download on Bandcamp here with track ‘Stop the World’ available on all streaming platforms today. The full album will be available on general streaming release from April.
‘Bloody Elle – a gig musical’ is a heart-warming and belly-achingly funny story about falling in love for the very first time, stuffed with stomach flipping, time-stopping moments, touches glances and kisses, set to original score of 13 tracks written and performed by Lauryn Redding.
The production which reopened the Royal Exchange Manchester following the closure of venues due to the global pandemic in 2020 went on to earn a nomination in the 22nd Annual WhatsOnStage awards for Best Regional Production. The stage production is set to return to the stage this summer with an announcement on dates due later in the year.
Writer and performer Lauryn Redding said: “Releasing the soundtrack of Bloody Elle – a gig musical is a dream come true. To immortalise the music forever is a proper honour and I hope people enjoy it, relieve it, love it, and share the tunes for years to come.”
Producer Peter J Holland added: “The love and support for ‘Bloody Elle – a gig musical’ was quite overwhelming when Rebel Productions co-produced with Manchester Royal Exchange to stage Lauryn Redding’s debut play about first love and the celebration of queer love and others. We were inundated with letters and comments about how the production in Manchester had related to peoples own experiences and how the music was such a key part to the enjoyment of the piece and narrative of those uncertain moments we all have when discovering ourselves.
“We’re delighted that, with the support of fans of this show we were able to recruit Alexandra Faye Braithwaite and Rusty Studios to beautifully and sensitively capture the soundtrack which showcases Lauryn’s vocal talents at their very best and will allow people to enjoy the story from all over the world. ‘Bloody Elle’ has been such a positive journey for Rebel Productions in the last two years and we look forward to continue to share this story for many years to come.”
For more information, visit bloodyelle.com