[pullquote_right]One of Britain’s best loved and most enduring performers, Freddie has established himself as one of the all time greats, with his place in the Comedy Hall of Fame assured.[/pullquote_right]Madcap legend that is FREDDIE STARR IS BACK From Australia and will be thrilling NEW audiences during the Spring and Autumn of 2012 with his “BACK FROM THE JUNGLE TOUR “, as he takes his hilarious NEW show to some of his well loved theatres…
Including some new venues Freddie’s never played Come along and see this Brand New Show!!! Which also features music from recording artiste Stephanie Young and full supporting company. Don’t miss this evening of ABSOLUTE madness and mayhem! (keep your hamster at home)
Born in wartime Liverpool, Frederick Fowell has a strict but fair upbringing. Even though at six, a psychosomatic illness robbed the young Freddie of the power of speech, and he spent two years away from his family recovering, nothing could keep this irrepressible lad down for long.
Freddie always had a gut feeling that he wasn’t going to end up on a building site or working on the docks and, although he did have a day job, especially after he married at seventeen, he also had a singing career to nurture. Everybody has some idea of the music scene in Liverpool in the 1960s and Freddie was very involved, including stints in Hamburg like many of the famous groups including The Beatles. After a
while Freddie decided it was time to try out some of his other talents, and began to introduce a few gags and some impressions into the group’s act – the audiences loved it! and pretty soon he began to steal every show. So it wasn’t long before Freddie Starr went solo.
In 1970 came a big break – Freddie was invited to appear on the highly prestigious Royal Variety Performance. Although his carefully worked out act was cut to a mere three minutes, such was the audience response that he became the first performer in forty-seven years to be allowed an encore!
After the Royal Variety Performance, Freddie’s career really took off and he has delighted millions of people over the past fifty years; in summer seasons, in clubs and cabaret and on many television shows, his own and other people’s. A friend of many of the big showbusiness names, his brilliant impressions of many of them usually reduced both their subject and the rest of us to helpless laughter. Freddie always enjoyed his singing and his first album, After the laughter, was a top ten hit and subsequent albums have always met with great public and critical acclaim.
Freddie’s other great passion, is owning and breeding thoroughbred racehorses, and it was one of the happiest and most rewarding moments of his life when Richard Dunwoody rode his horse Minnehoma to victory in the Grand National in 1994.
With a well-deserved and established place in the pantheon of great performers, Freddie could now enjoy life at a slightly more leisurely pace with his third wife Donna. There’s plenty of life and energy still waiting to explode – often described as outrageous, madcap, crazy, Freddie is all these but also a great ballad singer, a brilliant impressionist and an accomplished actor – look out for the next explosion it could be happening near you!
Official Website: www.freddiestarr.com