Biog...

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.

Sample track

Recent quotes...

FATEA Magazine

"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".

 

Folk Radio UK

"...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".

 

Folking.com

"...a spell well cast".

 

Maverick Magazine

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".

 

Older quotes...

RnR Magazine

“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…"

 

fRoots Magazine

[Thumbs Up] "Proper job...a lovely picking style and a distinctly English turn of phrase".

 

FATEA Magazine

“The songs are perfectly crafted and full of warmth and intimate moments".

 

Folk Radio UK

“...a truly talented songwriter”

 

Maverick Magazine

4/5 Stars: “A gentle yet compelling listen"

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