9 November 2014

Ian McKellen Gently Upstages George Ezra

I used to scratch my head about Rick Astley but have recently been somewhat confounded by George Ezra’s voice.  The young British singer’s looks belie his base-baritone delivery – it always sounds as if the deep and throaty voice should be coming out of someone else’s mouth.  This must have occurred to director Rob Brandon too.

Step forward Sir Ian McKellen who provides a more lived-in look for Ezra’s soulful singing not to mention a cheeky attempt at upstaging (what for once is) the real talent.  I am resisting the temptation to throw in a Gandalf joke here…