Jet setting Hethersett tenor Benjamin Lake (pictured
above outside Hethersett Queen's Head) has lined-up another concert in the
Benjamin has been globetrotting since his last appearance
at Hethersett Village Hall in 2009, but will be taking time out from a hectic
schedule to return to his home venue on Sunday 7th November for his
third annual solo concert.
It has been a very busy year for the singer who has
already toured Cyprus, the Balearics and Spain after spending two weeks at the
beginning of the year in Canada before moving onto Dubai in a new show
This month sees him in Madeira and then Sorento and the
day after his Hethersett show he is off to Istanbul for two weeks to perform
with his friends The 12 Tenors.
Benjamin admits that his musical outlook has changed
“I am very comfortable these days not labelling myself
to a particular genre such as opera or musicals. I have found that most of my
audiences like a variety of styles from ballads to opera and musicals to jazz.
So I try to entertain within my shows and give the audience the sort of music
they want to hear.
“This will be my third concert in Hethersett and I
think it will be the best one yet,” he said.
Benjamin has also been booked to appear at the New
Year’s Day concert in St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich, and also at next year’s
summer proms event at Taverham.
Despite being a Londoner, Benjamin admits that he is now
a Norfolk boy at heart. “I have really adjusted to the pace of life in
Norfolk and I now feel this is my home,” he added.
Benjamin also has a double cause for celebration with a new album The Best Of now available and a new baby daughter Lottie who was born in September. The Hethersett Village Hall concert starts at 3 p.m and tickets are £10 and can be booked on 01953 605798. More news from Benjamin is also available on his web site at www.benjaminlake.com