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Alex Seel is a singer-songwriter and guitarist with roots in folk & blues.
Music has led Alex Seel from Devon to London to Ireland and back to London again. Through his wanderings, Alex has picked up a beautifully crafted, warm, rootsy song-writing style with thought-provoking, subtle lyrics and a gift for acoustic guitar finger-picking. He has a growing reputation as a solo performer.
His most recent release is the album ‘Spell On A Tin Drum’ [Release: 17th May]. This and previous releases have been well received by press (see Reviews) and radio (including BBC6 and various BBC regional/local).
The album, written partly in a caravan on the west coast of Ireland and mostly recorded under a bed in London, has retained a raw emotional feel and with it gained new heights of songwriting within Seel’s unique repertoire.
"Spell on a Tin Drum is one of those rare things - an album that makes you want to drop the needle on the first track again as soon as the last notes…ring out".
"...couldn't be stronger or more accomplished".
"...confident work and a lesson in meticulous craftsmanship resulting in a concise and lean set of songs that are bursting with creative ideas and performed with the utmost care and ability. His best yet".
"...a spell well cast".
4/5 Stars: "His gorgeous vocals dominate this album, evoking Paul Siebel in lyrics and hints of Jeff Buckley in sound - he depicts an impulsive nature while also remaining grounded in clarity...Seel manages to grasp the listener within the poetry of his words...spell-binding lyrics".
“Enhancing a growing reputation as one of Britain’s finer songwriters..."
Rolling Stone Magazine
“…a mastery of fingerpicking techniques and a repertoire of unusual chords; a fine poet with a very personal vocal style”
"...listening to Alex in concert is balm to the soul…"
[Thumbs Up] "Proper job...a lovely picking style and a distinctly English turn of phrase".
“The songs are perfectly crafted and full of warmth and intimate moments".
Folk Radio UK
“...a truly talented songwriter”
4/5 Stars: “A gentle yet compelling listen"