Dynamic duo: Bat Out Of Hell’s Falco & Sloane – Rob Fowler & Sharon Sexton – have released their new duet album Vision Of You

11 Dec
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff

When Sharon Sexton & Rob Fowler were cast as Falco and Sloane in Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell in 2016, who knew how beautifully their voices would gel and what chemistry they would have. Now the rollercoaster journey of Falco and Sloane’s relationship is the inspiration for their new duet album Vision Of You. Listen to an example of one of the tracks below…

Rob Fowler (Rocky Horror Show, We Will Rock You, Jesus Christ Superstar) and Sharon Sexton (Commitments, Billy Elliot, Liza Minnelli Story) met on the first day of rehearsals for Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell in 2016. Despite the fact that the majority of the numbers they perform in the show are soaring, intricate duets, the pair had never sung together. The fact that their electric vocals blend so incredibly well together, is down to superb casting choices and the genius musical ears of musical supervisor Mike Reed.

Having originated the roles of Falco and Sloane, Fowler and Sexton have enjoyed rave reviews for their performances in the smash hit show. Their onstage chemistry, has seen them described as “an electric driving force”, while their heart-wrenching ballads, such as the newly penned song dealing with a marriage break up, ‘What Part of My Body Hurts The Most’, has become a show highlight.

The rollercoaster journey of Falco and Sloane’s relationship was the inspiration for the new duet album Vision Of You. Together, with musical director Steve Corley (Alison Moyet, The Bodyguard, Beautiful) Fowler and Sexton have carefully selected 11 duet songs, which they believe offer an insight into the backstory for the roles they originated. Titles including ‘Falling Slowly’, ‘Rewrite The Stars’, ‘Poison and Wine’ and ‘Against All Odds”, help tell the story of a growing young love, becoming burdened by the stresses of life and requiring great strength to survive.

The title of the album is also a nod to the Steinman as it is a lyric from the aforementioned power ballad, which fans now fondly refer to as ‘Body”. As Bat Out Of Hell finishes its current season at the Dominion Theatre on 5 January 2019, Fowler and Sexton have also announced some live performances of Vision Of You – The Album In Concert: two shows at The Space, London on 25 January 2019 and 5 March at London’s Live at Zédel. More dates in Manchester for February 2019 are to be confirmed.