So young and talented at the age of 17, Alfie Sheard learned a lot about the music industry.
He literally went viral when video of him busking in Doncaster surfaced on the network. He got few million views in a short period of time!
His world then turned 180 degrees. He was invited to the US to perform on the Ellen Degeneres Show, and he was given a personalized guitar as a mark of respect by one of his favorite idols, Ed Sheeran.
After learning and grinding in Beverly Hills, Alfie is back in South Yorkshire.
He’s now down to earth and much more talented than before, and is working really hard to produce his own songs. Hopefully all of that will turn into few successful albums.
The talented teen is also enjoying his time at home, and will busk in Doncaster again, when time allows.
Published on Doncaster Free Press, Alfie said:
“I had an amazing time in America. Everything happened so quickly last year and suddenly there I was, out in Los Angeles, which was a pretty cool experience.
Much of my time out there involved studio work and networking, getting the right team together. But I did do some busking and it’s an entirely different set up from over here
I tried places like Santa Monica, and Beverley Hills, but there is so much competition out there… you wait at least an hour for a spot in Hollywood
I was surprised how friendly people were to each other out there over all.
I made some friends for life, but there are also people who are not so genuine. You have to be aware.
I was in this fantastic apartment complex in LA, living among very wealthy people and looking out over the whole of the city from the thirty-fifth floor.
I was mixing with musicians, producers, actors and models, all people from the same pond but from all over the world.
A couple of times I was working in the studio when Jennifer Lopez was there with her entourage..I was friends with her vocal coach. She actually seemed very down to earth, nothing of the prima donna about her.
I’ll be returning to America at some point for more studio work with the same producers in Hollywood. They wanted me to live out there but I didn’t want that.
The eight hours time difference makes it hard to maintain contact with family and friends over here. It was a step too far for me. I loved it but at times I could feel a bit isolated. It’s great to be around my friends back in Britain…
He then continues: “Life in the States had its scary moments. There was a shoot out just around the corner from my block on one occasion, and on another we were driving past a store as an armed robbery was taking place. Guns are commonplace. I never had one but there were plenty around. You couldn’t help but be aware.”
Alfie will continue to thrive, because what you’re about to hear is a proof of his immense talent!
Watch the video bellow:
This is a cover of me singing hallelujah in Doncaster town. 100% of credit goes to the original artist Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley 😀 what great artists.If you haven't allready. Check out my YouTube channel https://youtu.be/auYoyu7P1y8 🎶❤🎶
Posted by Alfie Sheard on Saturday, February 4, 2017