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Album Review

Known primarily as an actor, comedian, and quiz show host, Alexander Armstrong is actually a trained baritone and studied music at Trinity College, Cambridge on a scholarship. This is his debut release and marks a return to his first love of music after more than a decade in television. The project began life as a collection of English pastoral songs, but has since grown to include songs from Northern Ireland ("Londonderry Air") and even further afield (Gershwin's "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess). A U.K. tour was planned for early 2016.

Customer Reviews

At last...someone who can actually sing!

This is an interesting and enjoyable song selection. Alexander has a lovely voice and it is great to see this other aspect of his personality. The backing orchestra is excellent and complements the vocals. JA

Wonderful music

What a wonderful collection of memorable classics. Brilliantly orchestrated and sung with the most magnificent voice. Every song sung perfectly. Mr Alexander should go on tour. A sell out no doubt. Start at the Albert Hall. Well done.

Delightful

Give Him a weekend variety slot on TV, mums and Grandmas are going to love this.

Biography

Born: 02 March 1970 in Rothbury, Northumberland

Genre: Humour

Years Active: '10s

Perhaps best known by the British public as a comedian and TV host, Alexander Armstrong's vocal talents were first brought to their attention in 2015 with the release of his debut album. Born in 1970 in Rothbury, Northumberland, U.K., Armstrong attended the prestigious Trinity College, Cambridge on a musical scholarship where he read English and sang baritone in the college choir. In his final year, Armstrong joined the Cambridge Footlights -- the breeding ground for some of the U.K.'s most iconic...
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A Year of Songs, Alexander Armstrong
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  • £8.99
  • Genres: Vocal, Music, Rock
  • Released: 06 November 2015

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