With the New Year celebrations over for another year, it’s time for our first Friday Round Up in 2015 and the first since before Christmas. Luckily for us, there was a new interview aired this week on BBC Radio Cornwall. Alfie was interviewed way back in September by Debbie McCrory and they held the whole hour long interview back until this week – just the thing to banish the post tour blues. Thanks Marcia for sharing:
There’s a lot of chat about Les Mis as you would expect (Debbie had previously interviewed Alfie after the 25th anniversary) and amusing to hear Alfie struggling to say something good about Russell Crowe as Javert. Damning with faint praise I think it’s called! Also, some nice chat about Murray (he’s a Cornish lad) and the recording process of Serenata as opposed to Love Was A Dream. Both were quick but one was considerably quicker! A nice selection of music from Alfie’s earlier career too although it would have been nice to hear some of the Lehar as it was referenced in the interview. Radio interviewers do tend to play a varied choice of music from Alfie’s career but Love Was A Dream never seems to get a look in – wonder why? Slippers story gets another airing too!
In addition, Alfie was a guest on Bruce’s Hall of Fame on 27 December. He sang Volare in tribute to Dean Martin which was lovely and had us all singing along at home I’m sure (two words at least, just like the tour!). Alfie was first on which was great as it meant we didn’t have to watch the whole programme if we didn’t want to, although that would have meant missing a cracking turn from Alfie’s mate Jason Manford in tribute to Les Dawson. Volare was Alfie’s only song but it was on the whole well received (I’m discounting the audience reaction here as they gave every performer a standing ovation) on social media. Incidentally, interesting to see Alfie respond to people’s rude tweets; even with provocation he is always polite to trolls. That doesn’t stop him putting them in their place though! Again, thanks to Marcia for sharing the clip:
Volare is of course from Alfie’s new album, Serenata (available below) which is in the classical top ten for a sixth straight week!
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