Listen again: 26th February 2013

Tea and SympathySinger-Songwriter Billie Myers is back in the UK to promote her latest album “Tea & Sympathy”, which will be released on 18th March. She recalls an amazing and later trying time, when she was first signed with Universal Records and later dropped. A depression that always loomed under the surface was triggered but through treatment she found to herself. Billie now divides her time between LA and Miami and has set up her own record label called Fruit Loop Records. To keep up do date with her you can follow her on Facebook and on Twitter @BillieMyers.

Rosie also talks to Amy Rosenthal, who wrote the book to the new musical “The Tailor-Made Man”. It is based on Claudio Macor’s play of the same name and tells the true story of the silent movie star William Haines, who was fired because he was gay and refused to give up his lifelong partner. Yet he and his partner stayed together for over 50 years and made a second career as interior designers. Amy tells us how she got involved in the project, what drew her to the subject and what challenges she faced when adapting the play for the musical stage. “The Tailor-Made Man” runs at the Arts Theatre until 6th April 2013.

For rights reasons the music is not on the podcast, but that’s what you could hear on the show:

1) Billie Myers: ‘Wonderful’ from the album “Tea and Sympathy”

2) Company of Tailor-Made Man: ‘Design’

3) Annabelle Chvostek: ‘End of the Road’ from the album “Rise”

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