"Can you create magic second time around?": Michael Ball, Alfie Boe and Rebecca Allen on Ball & Boe's big return

George Garner

It is so quiet inside a plush hospitality room in London’s Sanderson Hotel, you can practically hear a pin drop. Music Week and photographer Paul Harries are enjoying the ambience, waiting for our shoot and interviews to begin, when our subjects appear.

Farewell, ambience. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe don’t so much enter the room as they do explode into it, audible cackles of laughter from the outside hall preceding their arrival. Following in their wake is Decca president Rebecca ...

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