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East West signs Sheridan Smith, album due later this year

By | Published on Thursday 24 August 2017

Warner Music label East West has signed actress Sheridan Smith to a record deal, with plans to bring out an album later this year. Although best known for her prolific TV career, Smith has performed in a number of musicals on stage, as well as portraying Cilla Black in the 2014 ITV mini-series about Black’s early career as a singer.

Confirming the record deal, Smith said: “It has been an ambition since I was a child to record my own album so I’m incredibly excited to be recording some of my favourite songs and working alongside an amazing team at East West Records”.

Speaking for the Warner label, East West President Dan Chalmers said “We’re very excited to work with Sheridan. I’ve admired her for many years and she has an incredible voice. When I first saw her performing I knew that I was in the presence of real talent – she’s up there alongside the all-time greats. I have no doubt that Sheridan will have a long and exciting career because she’s genuine and knows how to connect with an audience, her fans love her and she’s one of the country’s finest all-round entertainers”.