Probably best known for his stints in "Wicked" and "Ghost" in Londons West End, Mark Evans put out his debut album last year on Welsh label, Sain. Now it's out with a new cover, and three bonus tunes to try and tempt you in. And it's a good debut.
Mr Evans has a strong voice, and if the material isn't always the strongest, the character in his voice usually manages to pull things off. As befits the bilingual Welshman, some of the songs are in Welsh as well as English. There's also a couple of duets, and 'Alive' with Ashleigh Gray is a real treat.
The bonus tracks are an acoustic version of 'Brand New You' alongside 'Adre'n Ol' and 'Siglo'r Byd I'w Seile', although as the latter two appeared on the first issue, they're not really bonuses. The actual bonuses are new English versions of Mark's favourite songs along with a duet version of 'Unchained Melody' with fellow Ghost co- star Siobhan Dillon. We'll hear a lot more of him on the stage, and this is a strong beginning to his solo recording career.