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31 August 2012, 11:00
'Alfie: My Story' tells the tenor's rise to fame from his humble beginnings as a car mechanic, to international opera singer.
Star tenor Alfie Boe is celebrating the release of his new autobiography, Alfie: My Story. The book, which came out yesterday, tells the story of how he rose to international fame from his job as a car mechanic, and gives an insight into his love of music.
He said: “While singing along to the radio one day in the car factory, I was overheard by a customer who was buying the car I was working on, and he said you’ve got a good voice, you should try and do something with it.”
After being discovered in London, Alfie’s whirlwind career has taken off. He’s recently recorded the anthem for Team GB and Paralympics GB, and performed at the Diamond Jubilee Concert.
At the moment he’s preparing for his UK book tour, which kicks off tomorrow. He’ll be visiting book shopes in Bluewater, Sheffield, Mancheter, Liverpool, Oxford, Birmingham, and Bristol, between 1-15 September.