Collabro have had little time to prepare for this album after winning Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) earlier this year, although I appreciate they have the might of Simon Cowell and Syco Music behind them. All the tracks are from the musical theatre, apart from Secrets (written by American Pop/Rock band One Republic) andAll Of Me (John Legend) and they have put in all the necessary hard work to make this a debut album one they can be proud of. Their trade mark harmonies,that wowed us on BGT, are all there and you cannot fault their voices.

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Nobody had heard of Richard Hadfield, Jamie Lambert, Matt Pagan, Michael Auger and Thomas J Redgrave aka Collabro before they won BGT. They are five very talented, very young guys; the the youngest members are only 21. They are passionate about what they do and they are all Leading Man material for the West End musical theatre.

There are some big numbers on the album including Stars and Bring Him Home from Les Misérables, which Collabro preformed faultlessly on BGT. As such, these songs demand big productions, which I felt were lacking as some of the backing tracks sound synthesised. So from point of view, Collabro and quality of Collabro’s vocals deserved better. That said for a first album, all 10 tracks are eminently listenable and certainly didn’t stop it for going to number one in the album charts at the end of August.

Buy it here @iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/stars/id904790755

Or here @Amazon – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stars-Collabro/dp/B00L11GBSC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1410340674&sr=8-1&keywords=calabro+cd

Written by Tessa Barrie

Blogger from Jersey, Channel Islands UK who believes life's too short to be niche.

3 comments

  1. The album grows on me. I agree with the support music being a little lame but then often plays over the fellows singing. This is common in music today. Hopefully the album does well and they can then start taking charge of their work.
    N/C
    mhikl

  2. Reblogged this on LOST BLOGS – Expect the Unexpected and commented:

    CALLABRO to release a special edition of their album Stars on 8th December 2014 ing Christmas classics, it will include the
    Christmas classics Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and White Christmas as well as the band’s version of A Great Big World’s Say Something and Falling Slowly from the musical Once.

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