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Closer and closer to the Ball and Boe Together tour and album release and those TV appearances are starting to be announced.  Keep your eyes peeled for more to be announced but in the meantime, I’m happy to be able to tell you that Alfie and Michael have been confirmed for Loose Women on Friday 11 November.  Click here to apply for tickets to the show (it’s confirmed at present but just bear in mind that things can change between now and then).

Shall we look back at a memorable moment from one of Alfie’s previous Loose Women appearances, where he made quite an impact on Colleen!

Would you believe this was ten years ago, ten years today in fact!

In case you missed it, Alfie and Michael were interviewed on BBC Radio Nottingham last week and Michael mentioned their forthcoming appearance at the Festival of Remembrance on 12 November…which will be a busy day for them seeing as they’re also at the London Palladium that evening.  Taxi bikes have been mentioned as a mode of transport!  Although there are limited numbers of tickets to the matinee of the festival, these sold out in September, way before any acts were announced.

I can also confirm that Alfie and Michael are scheduled to be interviewed on Steve Wright’s BBC Radio 2 show on Monday 7 November although I understand that this date might be fluid.  Keep an eye on Upcoming Events as all alterations and new dates will be posted here as soon as I’m able to announce.

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A classic week for Alfie Boe fans  – the release of Classic Quadrophenia on Monday (Tuesday in the US), lots of reviews and articles online and a healthy dollop of controversy to finish it off!  On top of all that, we have the first dates on his mini UK summer tour to look forward to next week. Oh, and a new poll to find the fans favourite Alfie Boe Tour – keep voting!

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock this week you’ll know that Classic Quadrophenia is not eligible for the official UK classical charts (although it is riding high in the amazon chart).  This doesn’t seem to have hindered sales so far as the official mid week album chart listed CQ at number 23.  Additionally, the album will be eligible for the US billboard classical chart.  Pete Townshend, Alfie and the conductor Robert Ziegler have been very vocal in their indignation about this apparent unfairness and Alfie in particular tweeted this:

Please would you all get behind this campaign and RT to make a change and support our view on Classic Quadrophenia? #WhatQuadifiesClassical

There are reasons for the position of the Official Chart Company (click here) but needless to say most fans don’t agree with them.  Will there be a change in the rules?  Unlikely I would say but you never know!  Besides, with my devil’s advocate blogging head on, it’s all fabulous publicity!

Somewhat lost amongst all the controversy was a lovely interview with Alfie in which he adds to the comments he made in his recent interview with thoughtsofjustafan that singing the role of Jimmy was “trickier than opera”.  In that interview he alluded to the emotional intensity that made it harder but in the Sinfini interview (click here) he goes on to talk about the stamina needed for his voice as the role requires him to sing a lot of notes at the top of his range.  All this controversy about the UK classical charts must be really fuelling Alfie’s preparation for the frustrations  of his character, Jimmy!

We also found a new side to Alfie as a tour guide to Sun Valley, Idaho, in an article in the Telegraph Travel section.  Apparently there are mountain lions and bears but that shouldn’t worry Alfie since he has a copy of The Worst Case Scenario Handbook which details what to do when unexpectedly meeting such creatures – check his instagram for photos!

Lastly, Alfie is scheduled to appear on ITV’s Loose Women next Wednesday 17 June at 12.30pm.

Classic Quadrophenia is available here:

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Updated to include a full clip of BBC Breakfast:

At last, I was able to download Alfie Boe”s Serenata this morning which made a fantastic start to an otherwise drab and dreary Monday.  At this early stage I don’t have a favourite track, although Addio Sogni di Gloria may be it, they are all just absolutely beautiful.  Forgive me, a longer review will appear here…SOON!

Before that, though, Alfie was a guest on BBC Breakfast today with Bill Turnbull and Louise Minchin –  nice interview although even Louise seemed exasperated that Bill mentioned the car mechanic story!  On the other hand, she clearly liked having Alfie cuddle up at the end of the show:

 

Monday continued in a good vein for some fans in the North West with the CD signing in HMV Manchester – onto HMV Blackpool tomorrow.  Now, if he can just pop down to an HMV in London this week, that would be great too!

Other Alfie appearances this week:

Loose Women – Friday 12.30pm – changed from Thursday and NOT CONFIRMED YET

Friday Night is Music Night – BBC Radio 2  8pm

Weekend Kitchen – Saturday  9am

If you don’t yet have Serenata, you can buy below:

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