Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Bernie Clifton Life Story Interview New Album The Voice…
Bernie Clifton is a British icon, comedian, entertainer & legend!
He began his teenage career singing with a dance band before working the pubs and clubs, doing shows in Blackpool and then progressing on to television where he appeared on the BBC television series Crackerjack with Michael Aspel, Peter Glaze, Don Maclean and Jan Hunt in the 1970s.
He was the main character in a 1989 CBBC show with a magic theme called Tricky Business, which also featured Leslie Schofield and the magic of Paul Zenon.
He still presents a weekly show for BBC Radio Sheffield.
His act includes singing, trombone playing, humorous anecdotes and comedy routines involving elaborate stage props and costumes, the most famous being an ostrich called Oswald which he “rides” on stage to hysterical effect!
He lives in Barlow, Derbyshire. His interests include flying microlight aircraft. He has been a headline act for The Hiss & Boo Show, which tours the UK.
His new album ‘The Voice Of Bernie Clifton’ is out soon.
Here’s Bernie in conversation with Alex Belfield in April 2016…
Clifton plays the trombone, and has performed at the Beijing Olympics and in Las Vegas as a member of the Pukka Pies England Band, supporting major sporting events. Since 2010 Clifton has made occasional television appearances playing himself, such as in the BBC’s Love Soup.
Our story on Page 3 of the Sun 25th April 2016:
He guest-starred in the Sooty Christmas Show. In 2016 he appeared on the fifth series of The Voice UK but failed to progress past the blind auditions.
Interview recorded 7th April 2016 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio.