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Sharp to the Flat

Truth: Something to believe, or to manipulate. something there's just not enough of.

She is searching for a spiritual truth.
Deception is the means to his end.
Her home becomes his escape, but she doesn't know it.
Filling her loneliness becomes his purpose, but she doesn't see it.
Is 'someone up there' looking after her, or is it someone closer to home?
... And everything is kept from her daughter..

A rock musical about truth and lies - power and control - faith, deception and secrets -
set amid the pressures and absurdities of modern life.

Lead characters

  • A Short History'Sharp to the Flat' is a musical work originally conceived by Martin Day. The songwriting began in 2006, with the project being picked up again in earnest in 2011. The first draft of the script was completed in 2013 with a redrafting in 2015 and again in 2017. All the songs have been written in partnership with Richard Milner since 2013, with the exception of 'In My Dream' which was co-written by Michael Rivers and Martin Day.

  • Find out moreThis site contains all there is to know about the 'Sharp to the Flat' project, although we are not ready to share all of it yet. So the script, full synopsis and most of the demo recordings are password protected and only accessible by a few select people. However, you can find here a synopsis, character profiles, some preview demo recordings and all the lyrics.

  • StatusAt time of writing (Apr 2017)
    > The 9th draft of the book (script) is complete
    > Lyrics for 21 songs are complete
    > 21 demo tracks recorded
    > a further 6 songs have been written & demos recorded, but have now been 'retired' from the main story
    > At present all temporary guide vocal parts feature the voice of Martin Day (unless detailed otherwise)

  • Planned tasks> Record final vocals (in progress)
    > Add final production to tracks
    > Mix and master recordings
    > Compose incidental music
    > Generate sheet music (in progress)
    > Further read-throughs & work-shopping
    > Seek theatrical partnership
    > Secure funding
    > Stage show

Themes

Listen to Demo Recordings

The following tracks are available to be heard here.
Hear the song: 'Not What We Planned' Hear the song: 'It's All About Me (Show Business)' Hear the song: 'I WIll Enter In' Hear the song: 'Halcyon Days' Hear the song: 'Are You A Man Or A Mouse?' Hear the song: 'In My Dream' Hear the song: 'How He Loved You' Hear the song: 'Somebody's Watching Over Me'
The others are currently password protected. Access can be obtained from Martin Day.

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