Wow, what a week since the last Friday Round Up! I saw Alfie Boe in Leeds and Manchester and had a truly wonderful time. The teething problems of Newcastle had all been ironed out and the whole show was superb. That said, and with the benefit of hindsight, Alfie’s throat problems were slightly in evidence and sadly, this led to the postponement of the Brighton gig on Tuesday. Really hope that all those who missed out are able to get to the rescheduled date (unknown at this point).
The Bournemouth concert did go ahead though and click here to see a fantastic review by a new Alfie Boe convert from the Dorset Echo. At the same time, Alfie was appearing on the Royal Variety Performance on ITV. He first led the audience in the National Anthem right at the top of the programme and then later sang Luna Malinconia from, of course, his new album, Serenata. Just when we thought it was all over, he then appeared in the finale singing a line from Sinatra’s Fly Me To The Moon, along with Demi Lovato, Shirley Bassey, Ellie Goulding, Bette Midler, Mick Hucknall and Michael McIntyre.
Also this week it was announced that Alfie is to return to summer music festivals next year, with an appearance at the Scarborough Last Night of the Proms on 27 June 2015. The date marks National Armed Forces Day and the Military Wives Choir will also appear. Another festival, Alive @ Delapre follows on 19 July. In addition, you can also see Alfie in a more intimate setting in Northern Ireland.
Serenata is available now:
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