Happy New Year! On This Day, 31 Dec 2013, Alfie Boe Sang…

…I’m sure that you don’t need reminding that it was Alfie Boe’s Best Live Song (as voted by you), Don’t Stop Me Now, on Gary Barlow’s New Year’s Eve Celebration:

What a great end / start to the year that was!

So, to round off the year, I’m looking back at my top ten thoughtsofjustafan moments (in no particular order) – hope you enjoy.

1 – Alfie’s best ever recorded song countdown – some great songs nominated (click here for the longlist) and while the      result was never really in doubt, some of the top ten were very unexpected.  This was my most commented on post      of the year!

2 – Michael Boe’s interview and the release of the track list for his next album – great news, Michael told me that him       and Sean will shortly be back in the studio!  The release of the track list was the 3rd most viewed post!

3 – Serenata – my favourite track changes all the time.  The first post about the new album was the 2nd most viewed        post this year, sandwiched between the Alfie on the Royal Variety Show and Michael’s new album.

4 – Caruso live at Newcastle (thanks Linda for sharing):

5 – Symfunny stage door – so lucky to be able to chat to relaxed Alfie!  But it was so cold…in June!

6 – Getting published on the Huffington Post UK!  Such a thrill!

7 – Hearing Addio Sogni di Gloria at Classic FM live (thanks Marcia for sharing):

8 – Quadrophenia on tour – roll on Royal Albert Hall next July:

9 – Laura Wright’s interview.

10 – Two (!!!) interviews from James Morgan – such a lovely man.

Last, but not least, thank you for all the support that you have given me since day one of this blog.  Thank you doesn’t seem adequate somehow but a huge big thank you hug for each and every one of you – some I’ve met, some I haven’t but your support is very much appreciated.  In particular, thanks to:

Debbie Bannigan for her unstinting support, encouragement and willingness to share her amazing fount of knowledge – thoughtsofjustafan truly would not exist in its current form without you xxx

Sue Black for sharing every single blog post ever published! xxx

Linda Wellington, Nikki Lewis, Marcia Studley for sharing their Alfie videos xxx

Carole Hunt for letting me use the banner photo of Alfie on the site xxx

Claire Smith and Michelle Keogh for sharing my Alfie survey on their facebook sites – and thanks to all who filled it in xxx

Cynthia Shepherd, Cecelia Powell, Linda McCann and Annie Lloyd for being my top commenters xxx

What are your top ten moments – leave me a comment!

Happy New Year to you all 


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3 thoughts on “Happy New Year! On This Day, 31 Dec 2013, Alfie Boe Sang…

  1. Linda McCann

    Happy New Year Jane and many thanks for keeping me up to date with all things Alfie. My friend has christened me her resident Alfie anorak and it’s all down to you, Annie LLoyd, Linda Wellington etc providing all the info. I managed to go to two concerts on the tour but it was great to hear the news about the others through you. Looking forward to Scarborough in June.Good luck with the blog in 2015 – keep up the good work! xxx

  2. AnnieL

    My top 10 Alfie moments in 2014… Can they start with Alfie and Gary because I was just tuning in to Gary for want of anything else to do and he’s something else Alfie introduced me to. Manic tweeting when he came on as we had no idea. My number 1 moment is the Who encore on the tour. Brilliant announcement of his new job, news of the concert in July but mainly just seeing him perform the songs, ending the fantastic summary of his career so far with his latest and exciting new project. Loved that. In between.. Being on the whole tour, ClassicFM being on my birthday, the meet ups and plans we make around our Alfie dates, the unexpected release of Serenata, coming to Manchester to launch it, being in the audience for Alan Titchmarsh, Alfie taking to tweeting, and finally my wonderful West Coast USA holiday in February. Only got on with booking it because of Alfie and it was a wonderful amazing time. So many other things I could add but that’s 10! 2014 all round has been a great year for me!

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