Alfie Boe

Jean Valjean

Alfie Boe

In 2019 Alfie was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. A well-deserved honour following all Alfie has given to music and charity.

His rise to classical fame was anything but conventional. Born in Blackpool in 1973 and raised in the fishing port of Fleetwood. He grew up in a home where music was ever-present. His parents introduced him to all sorts of styles, from Opera to Country, Rock 'n' Roll to Big Band Swing, Pop to Rhythm & Blues.

Alfie now performs in some of the world's greatest classical venues, but he also has the rare ability to bring together all sorts of music lovers. Not many artists can lay claim to having appeared on West End, Opera and Broadway stages with lead roles in productions of Carousel, Les Miserables (New York, London and O2 Arena), Finding Neverland, Baz Luhrmann’s La Boheme, Kismet, La Traviata, Pearl Fishers, Romeo et Juliette, Iolanthe and a spectacular orchestral version of the classic rock album Quadrophenia.

He is a singer who transcends categories. “When I look at the crowd at my concerts,” he says, “I can see I've got The Who fans, Classical fans, Musical Theatre fans and Jazz fans as well.”

Ever since he exploded onto the music scene nearly 20 years ago, Alfie has racked up one extraordinary achievement after another, building a loyal audience on both sides of the Atlantic. He has two UK Number 1 albums to his credit, sell-out tours not to mention his collaborations of 'Together' and 'Together Again', with his good friend and co-star Michael Ball, which have together sold more than one million copies.