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Friday Round Up No.18

Alfie’s been busy over the last couple of weeks, appearing on various radio programmes with Katherine Jenkins, of course promoting Carousel, which is only a few weeks away now:

Danny Pike, BBC Surrey – click here – 2hr 9m

Dominic King, BBC Kent – click here – 13m

Nick Coffer, BBC Three Counties – click here – 1hr 34m

Bernie Keith, BBC Northampton – click here – 2hr 45m

Midweek, BBC Radio 4 – click here

Steve Wright, BBC Radio 2 – click here

And here is Alfie and Michael on Lorraine this morning:

This week saw Dame Vera Lynn celebrate her 100th birthday and of course Alfie has a guest spot on her latest album – you’ll remember that I have one copy to give away to someone picked at random.  The lucky winner who correctly said that Alfie sang A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square at the Queen’s 90th birthday concert in 2016 was:

Jane Mann

Congratulations – please click here to send me your address!

Thank you to everyone who has sent in their favourite Alfie songs for the fourth annual best ever Alfie Boe song – if your favourite isn’t listed in the longlist, you only have a couple of days left to tell me!

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Friday Round Up with Alfie Boe: No. 7

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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