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ALAN WEST

Born and raised in North West London, Alan is a singer, guitarist and songwriter with strong Spanish and folk influences and an emotional, journalistic style of writing.

Alan’s distinctive lyrics are part-autobiographical, part-state of the nation, displaying sharp-witted humour, honesty and compassion. His vocals are delivered in a rich baritone reminiscent of Mark Kozelek and Red House Painters. With a dextrous and effortless finger-picking guitar style, his overall sound is part-Nick Drake, part-Jarvis Cocker, part-Billy Bragg.

Alan has been developing and honing his songwriting skills in recent years, studying with a number of writers and mentors and attending songwriters’ retreats and workshops across the UK. His song “London Town” (to be released in 2018) has been described by fans and listeners as one of the best lyrical songs written about London in recent years.

Highlights of 2017 included supporting ‘pop star-to-be’ Hannah Jane Lewis at Concrete Space, Tea Building, Shoreditch, in December, and being mentioned on Lauren Laverne’s ‘Gigs With Kids Memory Tape’ on BBC Radio 6 Music.

A couple of Alan’s songs feature references to Forest Gate, which any E7 locals are sure to spot!