About the show:
The Exile is a musical with book by Edward Swardt and music and lyrics by Eric Swardt.
The story starts ten years after the first democratic election in South Africa. Tyler, a young man who grew up without a father, learns from his mother that his father went into exile and dedicated his life to the liberation of the country. After the democratic elections, most of the people in exile returned home. Tyler's father, Hugo, however stayed behind in London.
When Tyler observes how his mother is being mistreated by her friend, Anthony, Tyler decides to search for his father and bring him back.
Tyler, a young man looking for his father
Melissa, Tyler's friend
Pamela, Tyler's mother
Hugo, Tyler's father
Anthony, Pamela's friend
Cathy, Hugo's friend
Neil, Hugo's friend
Manual, Hugo's friend
About the music:
The musical show contains 26 songs in total. For this concept album recording we have chosen 16 of the most popular songs, that tells most the story.
All songs are written by Eric Swardt. The album was produced by Eric Swardt and mixed and engineered at the Dog-on-blues studio, South Africa
Vocals were recorded by Studio Pros, Los Angeles.
The music genre is adult contemporary, with song styles ranging from light rock to blues and includes a number of soprano, alto and tenor performances.