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Another busy week for Alfie – lots of radio promotional appearances (both live and recorded) which means the Classic Quadrophenia PR machine is cranking up big time.

Most of the radio chat centred around the forthcoming Quadrophenia in great interviews with James Watt of Radio Stoke, Andy Potter on Radio Derby and Stephen Foster of Radio Suffolk.  Interesting discussion (with Andy Potter) on what crossover means – according to Alfie (and it’s something he’s said a lot before), crossover means the fans crossing over to discover different types of music.  It’s not a genre of music by itself!

Thanks to Marcia six are now on you tube:

Also, this week, Alfie added to his charitable causes by becoming the patron and music champion of BD Music Hub.  This comprises a group of partner organisations who work together to ensure that that the children and young people of Blackburn and Darwen get as many quality musical opportunities as they can, both in school settings and in the community.  Click here to see more about what they do.

Along similar lines, Alfie has also lent his name to the Blackpool Gazette’s Give Us A Tune music appeal which aims to subsidise music lessons for students at Blackpool Music Academy.  They are asking for 50 musical instruments and £20,000 to be donated to ensure a lasting music legacy in the resort.  For more information, click here.

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Great news today! To add to his ever growing portfolio of charities, Alfie Boe is now the patron and music champion of BD Music Hub (Blackburn with Darwen Music Education Hub).  This is a collection of partner  organisations who work together to ensure that that the children and young people of Blackburn and Darwen get as many quality musical opportunities as they can, both in school settings and in the community.  Partners include BBC North, Blackburn Cathedral, Manchester Camerata, More Music Morecambe, and online instrument learning platform, Gigajm.   Blackburn with Darwen Music Service is the lead organisation.

So why Alfie? Well for a start, he’s a Lancashire lad and hugely passionate about music education, not always having had opportunities when young (his autobiography mentions him not being allowed to do music at school as he didn’t play an instrument).  In addition, his back story is one which resonates with many of the youngsters who would benefit from the programme.  Famously, he was discovered singing in the TVR factory as a teenager and then successfully auditioned for the D’oyly Carte opera company.  Alfie then went on to train at the Royal College of Music in London. A stint at the Vilar Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House followed, before the bright lights of La Boheme on Broadway beckoned.

Alfie openly speaks about how important music is in schools and how it is vital to give youngsters performance opportunities, both formal and informal – exactly what BD Music Hub are trying to do.  Alfie is someone who has worked hard, taken the musical chances which came along and continues to be an inspiration for those who know him.  As Music Champion, Alfie will act as a musical role model for the children and young people and inspire them to achieve.

 

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