Record deal for Alexander Armstrong | Comic is a former choral scholar

Record deal for Alexander Armstrong

Comic is a former choral scholar

Alexander Armstrong has signed a deal to release his first music album.

Although best known as a comedian and as the host of BBC One’s Pointless, Armstrong is also a former choral scholar of Trinity College Cambridge.

He says it’s been a lifelong ambition to release a record, since his earliest days chorister at St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, adding: ‘Singing has had to take a back seat for the past 25 years of my life, but with this fabulous project I get to put that right.’

The album of choral music will ‘celebrate songs of the British Isles’, and be recorded this summer with veteran music producer Simon Franglen.

It will be released by East West Records, a label of the Warner Music Group, which previously released Hugh Laurie’s blues albums.

Conrad Withey from the label said: ‘I am incredibly excited to welcome Alexander to East West. He is a fantastic performer, loved across the nation for his TV and comedy work, and we are about to embark on an artistic journey that will celebrate his lesser-known but just as impressive talents as a singer.’

Armstrong has recently been touring with The Alexander Armstrong Band. He will appear on BBC One’s VE Day 70 commemorations tomorrow, and ITV’s Sunday Night At The Palladium the following night, where he will perform alongside Josh Groban.

Published: 8 May 2015

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