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…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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Anyone got the post Alfie Boe UK Tour blues yet?  Alfie was missing the tour routine on Monday when he tweeted this:

Missing my band and tour routine.  Wish it had been a longer run.  But thanks for your support.  Love to ya’s. xx

Thoughtsofjustafan’s tour review was published on the Huffington Post UK – click here.

Luckily, this time around, UK fans have something to look forward to as Alfie has added to his 2015 festival line up with an appearance at the Hampton Court Festival in June.

The wonderful Linda W has been busy uploading her tour videos this week so here is Wheels of a Dream from Cardiff:

Sadly, the Brighton concert had to be cancelled as Alfie had a throat infection and I understand that Gigs & Tours have started refunding ticket prices – check this out with your ticket provider.

Serenata is now available:

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Regular readers will know that where possible I blog about Alfie Boe’s music on the Huffington Post UK blog site as well as here at thoughtsofjustafan.

Pleased to say that yesterday was one such occasion so click here to find out more.

Alfie’s new album, Serenata can be pre-ordered from Amazon:

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thank you all, as ever, for your continued support

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