|Olivia Newton John|
After solo performances around the world, he went on to take the lead role of Jean Valjean in London's West End production of Les Miserables, a role that he is now internationally renowned for.
Currently performing his solo 23-date national tour of the UK, it's hard to believe that Boe has had time to record a new album but in 'Alfie', he presents a collection of the most beautiful and timeless songs, sung just the way you want to hear them.
The spine-tingling, lump in your throat cliché’s all come true when hearing his delivery of such romantic classics as the forever popular 'When I Fall In Love', Leonard Bernstein's impassioned 'Maria' from West Side Story and Ewan MacColl's heartfelt "folk song" 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face'.
Having teamed up with good friend Matt Lucas (Little Britain) for a duet on his first album (see the hilarious YouTube clips here), Alfie Boe continues to surprise with his unlikely, but perfect, pairings by being joined here by one of his heroes, Led Zeppelin rock legend Robert Plant. After a chance meeting in a bar, the two singers were soon in a studio recording an extremely moving version of Tim Buckley's Song 'To The Siren'. Having been called "Boe, the Bad Boy of Opera" it is entirely fitting that Boe should welcome Plant onto his new record, and, somewhat surprisingly, their voices blend beautifully against the delicate orchestration. This collaboration may soon be witnessed in the flesh.
With Alfie Boe's ringing tenor voice, the magic of the musical has never sounded more enchanting.