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Alfie Boe Albums

Of the duo, Decca Records Co-Presidents Laura Monks and Tom Lewis say: "Michael & Alfie never fail to deliver smiles, laughs and even tears with their big hearts and even bigger voices. This album is filled with joy and a sense of escape from the mundane. It truly is their BEST one yet!!"Inspired by Alfie's momentous two-day concert event at the legendary International Theatre at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino this summer, the decision to record such iconic repertoire was an easy one for both singers.'Together in Vegas' follows the phenomenal success of the duo's previous four duet albums; Their debut 'Together', became the UK's best-selling album of 2016, beating the likes of Little Mix and The Rolling Stones to the Christmas No.1 spot. This was followed by 'Together Again', which brought the pair yet another No.1 album in 2017. Ball and Boe went on to release 'Back Together' in 2019 which reached No.2, before a third No.1 album, 'Together at Christmas', in 2020. After decorated careers in theatre and opera, Michael and Alfie were suddenly chart superstars. As a duo, they have now sold 1.5 million albums in the UK, received two Classic Brit Awards, three sold-out headline arena tours and presented three ITV Specials. The pair have just completed another live tour together this summer, visiting ten stunning outdoor venues across the UK, and even treating the crowds to some early performances of their brand new Vegas set.

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For the second year in a row (and on their second attempt together), Alfie Boe and Michael Ball have rocketed to the top of the British albums tally with a collaborative collection, proving that they are truly a winning team.

Alfie BoeGrowing up the youngest in a large Catholic family in the British seaside town of Fleetwood near Blackpool, Alfie was encouraged at school to get a trade. 'At school my options were limited to just the armed forces, or engineering', he recalls. 'A lot of my friends joined the army or went to work on the oil rigs.' At the age of 11, Alfie took a Saturday job at the local garage to earn extra pocket money, not because his family struggled, but because he was eager to work from an early age. 'We never wanted for anything,' he stresses. 'We always had food on the table and my Father worked hard for his family.'At 14, he joined a local amateur operatic company, encouraged not so much by the chance to sing, as his sister's promise that it would be 'a good way to meet girls'. He had never seen a live musical show until he starred in one, singing tunes from the big West End shows. His first one - the showstopper from Les Miserables that forms the title of his new album: Bring Him Home.At 16, having sung his way through the shows, he joined the chorus of amateur productions of Carmen and Il Trovatore in Preston. Already, locals with an ear for talent began to suggest that the talentedteenage tenor might even go professional. 'I really wanted to,' says Alfie. 'But I didn't know how.' Instead, at 17 he began work as an apprentice mechanic in the local TVR car factory, where he spray-painted cars as they came off the production line.To relieve the boredom, he would often sing along to the radio, for some of his work mates, while at weekends he performed on the club circuit, singing ballads, show tunes and pop standards. 'I even entered a few competitions'.At the time Alfie had no idea where his musical future, might lie. 'It could have been pop,' he admits, 'or even musical theatre. I had no idea I could possibly become an opera singer - probably because of my background.'Yet that's exactly what happened, thanks to a customer at the TVR factory who worked in the music industry and heard Alfie's already-impressive tenor. The mystery man - who Alfie has never yet managed to track down since that day - told him the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company was auditioning for a tour and that he should apply.The apprentice mechanic bought himself a copy of The Stage and Television newspaper for further details and made the journey to London to join other hopefuls - and got the job. For 12 months he toured the country singing Gilbert & Sullivan, before winning a scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London.Supporting himself with jobs that included a stint doing security at London rock venue, the Shepherds Bush Empire, Alfie graduated and continued his training at the elite finishing school of the National Opera Studio before taking an odd detour into rock'n'roll, teaming up with Lancashire band The Clint Boon Experience as 'Opera Dude' on their acclaimed albums. But he was soon drawn back to the classical world, and returned to his operatic studies by enrolling on the Royal Opera House's Young Artists Programme.Six months into the two-year course, which required its students to attend every performance at Covent Garden, came the moment that defined his career. He heard that Oscar-nominated film maker Baz Luhrmann, director of the film 'Moulin Rouge' was holding a London audition for his New York production of La Boheme. 'I was at a five-hour Wagner production at the Royal Opera House and I sneaked off during the forty minute interval and literally ran across Waterloo Bridge to the audition,' he recalls. 'Then I ran back afterwards - and got back into my seat ten minutes into the second half.'His decision to leave the course to star on Broadway did not go down well with the opera establishment and was a difficult decision to make. After the nine-month Broadway run finished, Alfie decided to stay on in America and tour with Boston Pops, singing musical theatre songs from the Thirties and Forties. Travelling the length and breadth of the USA, he discovered the country.In 2006 Alfie released his debut album, Classic FM Presents Alfie Boe. It was followed in 2007 by two more albums, Onward, featuring works by British composers John Rutter and Karl Jenkins, and La Passione, an album of his favourite Neapolitan songs. The same busy year, Alfie toured the UK with the Fron Male Voice Choir and was nominated for a Classical Brit, where he lost out to Paul McCartney.In 2008 he embarked on his first solo tour of the UK, was nominated for two more Classical Brits, and returned to the Coliseum, where he had already appeared in Midsummer Night's Dream and Kismet, in The Merry Widow and Der Rosenkavalier, before a going back to the Royal Opera House in Elektra.In 2009 he released his fourth album, dedicated to his late father's favourite composer, Franz Lehar: Love Was A Dream, and made festival appearances all over the world. He also starred in a WNO revival of La Traviata and reprised his role as Rodolfo in Sir Jonathan Miller's ENO production of La Boheme.Highlights of 2010 include two operas for ENO - The Pearl Fishers and Katya Kabanova and Romeo et Juliette at Covent Garden. In October, at the request of Sir Cameron Mackintosh, he took on the lead role of Jean Valjean in the sold-out 25th anniversary concert performance of Les Miserables at the O2 Arena in London.Alfie and his actress wife, Sarah, live in London with their two-year-old daughter Grace.

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The UK platinum-selling superstar and Tony-Award winner Alfie Boe brings his second television concert special to PBS, Alfie Boe - Storyteller at The Royal Albert Hall. Coming off his success in England with three Top Ten albums, two sold-out tours and over a million albums sold, Alfie Boe is poised to continue winning over US fans with Storyteller. The Huffington Post raved that Alfie and PBS are "a match made in heaven." Storyteller reinforces that sentiment and showcases Boe's ability to cross genres effortlessly in front of an audience spanning all ages. The concert features a full 19-piece band, and casts a wide net of selections from Alfie's repertoire, including tracks from the new album, Classical arias, and of course, his signature song "Bring Him Home", from his acclaimed turn as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. Alfie Boe's story is what dreams are made of. Coming from humble beginnings as a working-class mechanic where he was discovered, he went on to become an acclaimed Broadway actor cast by the legendary, award-winning director Baz Luhrmann in his 2002 production of Puccini's La Boheme for which he won a Tony Award. He then was able to realize his dream as a recording artist, with three studio albums under his belt, collaborations with an array of A-list artists including Robert Plant, Queen, Alice Cooper, Renee Fleming and Nick Jonas among others, and his own autobiography published in the UK, "Alfie - My Story." Boe has already completed two successful U.S. tours, with additional dates in the works for early 2014. All-Music Guide describes Alfie as "one of the U.K.'s most technically gifted talents." Alfie Boe now comes to London's iconic Royal Albert Hall with his Storyteller Tour. Directed by Matt Askem, the special includes Roy Orbison's "It's Over," "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," Elvis Presley's "It's Only Love" and "If I Can Dream," The Rolling Stones "Shine a Light" from the album Exile on Main Street and of course "Bring Him Home." 350c69d7ab

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