Alfie’s at his jumping bean best here, really rocking out (longer hair ideal!) with Al Vosper, not to mention a bit of drumming with Karlos half way through. This was part of the wonderful summer of 2012 with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics. It seems strange that at the time of this concert, I had never yet heard Alfie sing live and had only been a fan for a few short months. Little did I know how completely and utterly he was to change my life.
…Hotel California at Lytham Proms. Accompanied by the sublime Al Vosper, of the Illegal Eagles, this is a lovely rendition of the Eagles classic:
Thanks to Linda W for sharing the video, I particularly like the title of ‘Hotel California’ plus talk – there is a lot of chat here it’s true…and a lot of ‘I Love You Alfie’ from the fans. Nothing much changes with that!
Hotel California was a staple of the Alfie Boe summer 2012 tour, along with Desperado. It seemed to have been of it’s time though and we haven’t heard it in the UK since. Maybe Alfie will revisit one day – the man has a huge back catalogue of music to choose from it must be said! If there’s anything you would like Alfie to sing next time he tours, let me know in the box below:
Last week we looked back at your favourite Alfie Boe tour moments from the 2011/12 Bring Him Home tour. This week, we’re onto the Summer tour of the UK that took in a host of theatres and festivals the length and breadth of Britain. If that’s not your favourite, don’t forget to vote:
Of the people who chose this as their favourite, most of them cited the overall atmosphere of that whole summer; it was the fabulous (if wet) summer that encompassed the Olympics (Alfie sang the Team GB song, One Vision), the Diamond Jubilee (Alfie again) and many glorious Alfie concerts. However, the one that stood out for Sue Redfern was Gawsworth. Here is Crying (thanks Linda for sharing):
This is especially for the long hair and jeans / waistcoat brigade! And just because we can, here’s another video from Gawsworth, this time especially for Rachel, who I believe was the owner of the bug spray at the beginning of the clip!
Four weeks today the UK fans will be able to listen to Alfie Boe’s new album Serenata in its entirety – roll on 17th November! Before and after that date we’ll be seeing a whole lot of Alfie as the promotional machine cranks right up (look out for ways in which you can help Alfie!) and then those lucky enough to have tour tickets will see an awful lot more on the tour.
So, before we get into Serenata, let’s gets ready for the tour by voting on the fans favourite live song. There are already three nominations:
Jacob’s Ladder – nominated by Janet and Katie
Led Zep’s Rock & Roll – nominated by Linda W
Midnight Rider – nominated by Line
Get those nominations coming in fast so we can kick off the voting and countdown in Alfie’s word – SOON! If your preferrred song also has a you tube video that would be fantastic and if you have a story to tell, add it to the comment box below:
To oil your wheels, here is Line’s nomination of Midnight Rambler from Watford in 2012 – thanks to the lovely Linda W for sharing xx
This should also keep those Al, Toby, Karlos and Jon fans happy too!
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…another of his Elvis numbers, albeit written by Willie Nelson, Always on My Mind at the Town Hall, New York. Alfie seems to have a way with Elvis songs (that’s a psot I’ll come back to!) and this one is no different.
Accompanied to perfection by the lovely Al Vosper – thanks to Nikki for sharing.
Now, as mentioned earlier, Alfie has a way with Elvis songs and I’d love you to tell me what your favourite Alfie singing Elvis number is – you know what to do with the form below!
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Hound Dog at Gawsworth – just about the only time he sang this particular Elvis number. He must have liked it because he sang it at Lytham the next night too!
However, Alfie and Elvis have a special relationship as we have seen from the Elvis numbers that have peppered Alfie’s shows over the last couple of years; still, that’s a subject for a different blog…
Here is Hound Dog at Gawsworth – once again, thanks to Linda W for sharing. The video starts with the Neapolitan section of the concert:
Incidentally, Gawsworth was the concert where one obliging Alfie’s Arrow lent him her bug spray!
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