BALSALL Common’s rising star Karl Loxley is gearing up for his first public solo concert since appearing on The Voice.
The 24-year-old shot to fame on the hit BBC One programme earlier this year and will star in ‘An Evening with Karl Loxley’ at The Albany Theatre in Coventry tomorrow (Friday, June 5) night.
Chatting to Observer reporter Lauren Clarke about the concert, Karl said he hoped there would be something for all ages to enjoy.
He added: “I’ll be singing the songs everyone will expect me to sing – the classics including ‘Bring Him Home’, ‘Time to Say Goodbye’ and the song which began everything, ‘Nessun Dorma’.
“There will also be some other songs wouldn’t expect me to sing as well as a couple of popular-classical crossover songs.”
The concert will also mark the first public showing of his new self-written song, after music mogul Will.I.Am suggested Karl start writing his own music.
Hoping to start work on an album later this year, Karl said he has been keeping himself very busy in meetings but still makes time to visit his old busking spot in Stratford town centre.
He added: “I haven’t been out as much as I used to, or as much as I’d like to.
“But, if you put yourself out there – even if it’s just for 30 minutes – people you’d never normally reach see and hear you.
“If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from being on The Voice it’s that while you can have a record deal presented to you on a plate, the work is really down to you.
“You can’t wait around for opportunities to come to you – you have to go out there and have the drive to follow your dreams.
“And that’s exactly what I’m doing.”
‘An Evening with Karl Loxley’ will be at The Albany Theatre in Coventry for one night only on Friday, June 5 at 7.30pm
Tickets, priced at £12, are currently available online at www.albanytheatre.co.uk and via the box office on 02476 998964.