Friday, 22 February 2013

Alfie Boe Performance

I can't stop listening to Alfie Boe music at the moment so I wanted to write a little something about it in the hope of inspiring other people to start listening to Alfie.
Where do I even begin?
His voice is one of a kind; it is the most relaxing yet powerful voices of all time in my opinion.

He can sing pretty much anything.
I love every single song Alfie has ever performed. I can sit and listen to his music all day long. He has one of those voices that is simple entrancing; the type of voice where you just sit and listen - you don't need to watch him perform you can just sit and listen to the beauty and perfection of his voice.
Saying that, when he performs it is just that much better. I went to see him in Les Miserables and the week before he had a knee injury. I felt like my life was over. My mum had spent so much money on getting seats a few rows from the front just to be able to see him properly and then he says he's ill!! I was not having that haha. I made sure that I tweeted him and wished him well. I just wanted to hear that perfect voice on stage. The day of the performance arrived and it said on the voice over that Alfie was indeed performing. I burst into tears straight away. I was so excited. The opening number came on and I could see him as soon as he came on stage. It was incredible. I cried the whole way through.
As soon as "Bring Him Home" came on I couldn't wait. The introduction came on and I had goosebumps all over my arms. I couldn't wait. Then he started singing. The whole room was silent; you could hear a penny drop. The way he sung was so amazing because he looked like he was putting such little effort into the power of his voice but what came out was phenomenal. It was so powerful and full of heart and soul. You could tell he was really feeling what he was feeling.

This song was played at my grandad's funeral and since then it has meant a lot to me. I can't not listen to it. I never go a day without listening to it. It is actually incredible.

Apart from the singing Alfie is such a nice person. When I met him at Bluewater for his book signing I jumped straight in front of him and starting blurting out a load of rubbish. I was meeting the man that is my idol; I couldn't contain my excitement. When he asked if I wanted a hug I almost cried. I couldn't believe it. Thinking about it now I am getting so tearful. It was the best day of my life. Meeting him was incredible and I am going to do everything I possibly can to meet him again, it was the best day of my life and I will never forget it.

I really insist you listen to his music. It's lovely when music touches you in the way his music touches me. Music is important in life. Never forget. No matter if you love singing and aren't good at it - show it off. Be happy to sing. If you enjoy it; so what?! Hence why I made these two songs on youtube, I love singing and gonna show it off, even though I'm not the best!

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