Tony-Award winner and platinum-selling singer Alfie Boe releases his new album Storyteller August 6 on Decca.
Dubbed a 'Royal favourite' by The Daily Mail, the charismatic Boe performed at the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family in 2012, Boe once again was in the company of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to commemorate his Royal Highness’ 20th year as President of the Royal College of Music. Prince Charles conferred The Fellowship Of the Royal College on Boe and other outstanding figures in international music at the College’s annual awards ceremony in May.
Although his last album Bring Him Home, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover Chart, Storyteller shows a rootsier side of Boe, with stripped down versions of some of his all-time favorite songs. Highlights include timeless hits such as Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, Rolling Stones classics Angie and Shine A Light, Elvis Presley’s I Can’t Help Falling In Love with You, and Angel from Montgomery, originally by American folk singer-songwriter John Prine.
Boe’s story is what fairy tales are made of. Coming from humble beginnings as a working-class mechanic, he is now living his dream as a recording artist free to explore all the genres he is passionate about, with no trepidation regarding confines or boundaries. Career highlights to date include being cast by the award-winning director Baz Luhrmann in his Broadway production of Puccini’s La bohème , for which he won the Tony Award; three UK top Ten albums with over a million sold, collaborations with an array of diverse artists including Robert Plant, Queen, Alice Cooper, Renée Fleming and Nick Jonas among others; publishing an autobiography Alfie – My Story; contributing music to the soundtrack for the smash television series Downton Abbey; and completing two successful U.S. tours, with additional dates in the works for early 2014.
All-Music describes Alfie as “one of the UK's most technically gifted talents.”