FEATURE: Julian Ovenden – If You Stay

Julian Ovenden’s newly released debut album If You Stay is a mix of popular easy listening classics which showcase his vocal skills, that outside of the musical theatre world will be pretty much unknown.

We know Ovenden best from the TV series Foyle’s War, in which he plays the pilot son of Michael Kitchen’s Inspector Foyle and many (females) will remember him as a Diet Coke hunk. But Ovenden is no stranger to the singing world, having been a choral scholar at Oxford and leading man in a variety of West End and Broadway productions.

In autumn he embarks on a tour with The John Wilson Orchestra and is rumoured to be starring as J.M. Barrie in a new musical Finding Neverland about which the rumour mill has gone into overdrive as his possible co-star is whispered to be Gwyneth Paltrow.

“It Hurts to Say Goodbye” “The Last Waltz” “Woman to Man” “If You Go  Away” “Stay” “I’m Not Coming Home” “Up, Up and Away” “When She Loved  Me” “In a Broken Dream” “Ten Thousand Miles” “Just to See Each Other  Again” “Something Better” “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy”

(You can hear him sing live here in Glasgow with The John Wilson Orchestra on the 24th October.)