Argentina’s finest tango vocalist, Martín Alvarado, will be performing in Wells-next-the-Sea in July in a late announced whistlestop three-date tour in England as part of his 34th international tour.
The globe-trotting tango troubadour will be singing at the Sackhouse in Staithe Street on Friday, July 8 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from Wells Tourist Office.
Accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and joined by internationally renowned bandoneon player Carlos Quilici, also from Argentina, it will be the third time Alvarado has performed in North Norfolk.
The singer, who is world renowned for his stunning tenor voice and sublime performances, will be singing rarely heard Piazzolla songs as well as some of his own compositions and some tango and South American classics.
He said: “I am really looking forward to playing in Wells again – I have had wonderful audiences there before. I am hoping the weather will be good so I can take a quick pre-concert swim in the sea before I perform, too!”
The Buenos Aires-born artist, who counts Stevie Wonder and former Deep Purple vocalist Glenn Hughes among his inspirations to sing, has won wide acclaim across the world for his exceptional voice, and already is increasingly being recognised as one of the most significant vocalists in the history of tango.
In Russia earlier this year, he performed in front of 6,000 people at the Kremlin Palace Concert Hall in Moscow and has also performed at other major venues in Finland and Spain. In 2013 he won the Latin UK Award for Concert by International Artist of the Year.
He discovered his talent to sing at the age of 19, by chance, while studying guitar in Buenos Aires. A few years later he travelled to Spain where he was spotted singing in the street in Barcelona and invited to perform in Finland, where tango is hugely popular. News of his talent quickly spread and within two months of arriving there, he was performing with the Tampere Philharmonia Orchestra.
He has since released four albums and currently working on several more. He will be returning the UK for another tour in October.