Kimberley Walsh will release her debut solo album ‘Centre Stage’ on Decca Records. The Girls Aloud member, currently wowing millions on Strictly Come Dancing, will be releasing ‘Centre Stage’ on February 4 2013.
Kimberley knew the direction her debut album was going to take as soon as legendary label Decca – home to Andrea Bocelli, Alfie Boe and Imelda May – approached her to make the album.
“I’ve always loved musical theatre and doing Shrek! The Musical definitely re-ignited the passion in me,” says Kimberley. “I really wanted to share the love I have for musical theatre by taking some classic songs and completely reinventing them. The melodies in so many musical songs are so brilliant I knew we could create something special by experimenting with the production and I really feel like we’ve come up with some interesting takes on classic songs.”
Kimberley started recording the album this summer in Stockholm. Working with pop producers Per and David (Britney, Westlife, Katherine Jenkins, Il Divo, Will Young). One Day I’ll Fly Away from Moulin Rouge was the first song recorded:
“I was in my absolute element recording it and really felt like I was discovering new tones to my voice and really pushing myself vocally. I loved every minute of recording this album I really felt like I was going back to my roots.”
Currently celebrating ten years of Girls Aloud with the release of a greatest hits album and a forthcoming arena tour, she is also training hard for Strictly Come Dancing where she is one of the show’s most popular contestants and a favourite to go all the way.
“There’s a lot going on right now but I am loving every minute and can’t wait for people to hear these songs I’ve recorded.”
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