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Engelbert Humperdinck

Engelbert Humperdinck has been a big name in the international music industry for over forty-five years, with over 150 million records sold worldwide. His remarkable voice and extraordinary talent has endeared him to millions of fans around the globe.

Engelbert Humperdinck has four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe for Entertainer of the Year, 63 gold and 24 platinum records and as one of only a handful of artists with a star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Las Vegas Walk of Fame.


Humperdinck still has a loyal global fanbase, and in the past 12 months alone he has performed all over Europe including United Kingdom, Russia, Romania, The Netherlands, Belgium & Israel.


Engelbert Humperdinck was born Arnold George Dorsey, one of ten siblings. His father served in the British military, and his mother was an opera singer and taught the violin. They all lived in Leicester and Humperdinck still has strong ties with the city, and was awarded freedom of the City in 2009.

After a life-threatening and career damaging bout of Tuberculosis at the start of his career, the young Gerry Dorsey, as he became known, realised that he needed a big comeback and he changed his name to Engelbert Humperdinck. It was just outrageous enough to be memorable and it would take a man with a secure self image and a sense of humour to pull it off. 


During his heyday in the late '60s and early '70s, Humperdinck cultivated the image of a mysterious heartthrob, sporting shaggy sideburns and a flamboyant wardrobe that, when coupled with his rich, silky crooning, drove female fans wild. Few people realise that it was Humperdinck, not Elvis, who made famous the sideburns and leather jumpsuits.

Humperdinck often jokingly asserts that Elvis "stole" the image from him. He has been especially popular in Europe and his native UK with many of his singles reaching the top 10 in charts in countries such as Germany, The Netherlands and Norway. 


Humperdinck is currently in the studio recording a brand new album with Grammy award winning producer Martin Terefe and writer Dan Wilson with some surprising contemporary collaborations.

Lyrics of Love Will Set You Free

So graceful and pure
A smile bathed in light
No matter the distance
A miracle of sight

Though I should have known
I could not turn away
When faced with your beauty
No reason can stay

As you kiss him in the moonlight
With heavy words I say

If you love someone
Follow your heart
'Cause love comes once
If you're lucky enough
Though I'll miss you forever
The hurt will run deep
Only love can set you free

Trust in your dreams
Run with no fear
And if you should stumble
Remember I'm near

As a ghost I will walk
I'll look deep in my soul
I might find another
You gave me that hope

So as you kiss him in the moonlight
With heavy words I say

If you love someone
Follow your heart
'Cause love comes once
If you're lucky enough
Though I'll miss you forever
And the hurt will run deep
Only love can set you free

And if you love someone
Follow your heart
'Cause love comes once
If you're lucky enough
Though I'll miss you forever
The hurt will run deep
Love will set you free
Si pur et si gracieux
Un sourire lumineux
Si loin qu’il soit
C’est un miracle que de le voir

J’ aurai du
Mais je n’ai pu detourner mon regard
Face a ta beaute
La raison succombe

Tu l’embrassai au clair de lune
Et c’est le coeur lourd que je te dis

Si tu aimes
Suis ton Coeur
Car l’amour ne se rencontre qu’une seule fois
Si la chance te souri
Tu me manqueras toujours
et ma douleur sera profonde
seul l’amour te liberera

Ai confiance en tes reves
Cours sans crainte
Et si tu trebuches
Souviens que je ne suis pas loin

Comme un fantome, je marcherai
Je fouillerai mon ame
Et, peut-etre, retrouverai-je l’amour
Tu m’as donne cet espoir

Tu l’embrassai au clair de lune
Et c’est le coeur lourd que je te dis

Si tu aimes
Suis ton Coeur
Car l’amour ne se rencontre qu’une seule fois
Si la chance te souri
Tu me manqueras toujours
et ma douleur sera profonde
seul l’amour te liberera

Si tu aimes
Suis ton Coeur
Car l’amour ne se rencontre qu’une seule fois
Si la chance te souri
Tu me manqueras toujours
et ma douleur sera profonde
seul l’amour te liberera