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Words: Jeremy Williams

A L E X I S G E R R E D 6

You may well recognise West End Virgin Alexis Gerried from his recent attempt to conquer Eurovision. Having narrowly missed the opportunity to represent his country, Alexisfound himself snapped up to appear in the stage adaptation of Clayton Littlewood’s “Dirty White Boy: Tales Of Soho.” The Kaje managed to grab Alexis for a quick chat to find out more. Have you been a fan of the Eurovision for a long time? We always used to watch Eurovision every year as a family when I was a child and we always used to really enjoy it! However we all lost interest when it became less about the music and more about the politics… You could have put The Beatles on the stage and we would have still finished near enough bottom. I think Lord Webber’s year was a great stepping-stone to make the UK an entry to be taken seriously! Were you very disappointed to have lost out? There is always going to be an element of disappointment but I was just honored to get as far as I did. Everything happens for a reason and there is a reason Josh will now represent us and support him all the way. He’s a great guy, incredibly talented and a good friend. GO JOSH! Are you worried that people may write you off as a failed Eurovision attempt? Not at all. I had the best experience of my life on that stage and I knew that the fantastic team around me would help me work so hard to feel that feeling once again. Things have snowballed since the show and I’m delighted to be in the fantastic position I now find myself in. Instead, you will be making your West End debut. Are you excited? Extremely excited! It’s hard to put into words how much it means to me. I will give it 150% and just hope my performance does everyone proud. Can you tell us a little bit more about “Dirty White Boy: The Tales Of Soho”.. The whole thing originated from the MySpace blogs about the daily happenings around a shop called ‘Dirty White Boy’ in Soho which was owned by Clayton Littlewood and Jorge Betancourt. As you can imagine, Clay didn’t write about the milk-

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