His professional career started as far back as a child of five years old doing a few variety shows, and then in his primary school years he became very involved in school produced pantomimes, with the likes of “James and the Giant Peach” and a few other memorable shows.
Something special is always going to happen when Alistair Izobell takes the stage. He entertains with so much power and takes the audience on a magical musical ride with the hypnotic quality of his voice. Audiences are spellbound and mesmerized as he is the puppet master that knows just which strings to pull.
He has the ability to capture any audience and is also an extraordinary singer who has traveled the world with the musical “Kat and the Kings” for which he received a Sir Laurence Olivier Award in 1999 in the role of Magoo on the West End and Broadway.
In his Emcee capacity he provides hilarious comic relief through his extrovert personality.
He was chosen amongst 51 other young hopefuls to play the role of this character in the production for just over a year, and was spearheaded by other producers to be part of great successful theatre productions thereafter for at least the next decade, and beyond.
He was cast in Kevin Feather’s successful tribute show, The Doowah Boys, produced by Pieter Toerien when songwriter/producer Patric van Blerk who penned the evergreen, “Paradise Road “, for the female trio, Joy, offered him a solo recording contract. The title track of his first album, “Venus”, is still receiving regularly airplay on radio stations and is regarded as his signature track.
More recently Alistair enjoyed success with a one man show called Venus in Tight Blue Jeans at One Broadway in Cape Town. His latest CD offering which was released too popular acclaim is called “The Other Side of Me”.
It seems as if the sky’s no limit for this youthful impresario who at this point in his career has decided to venture into the world of broadcasting and now has his own radio show on Cape Town’s popular regional station, Heart 104.9 FM .