Alex Seel is a contemporary singer-songwriter and guitarist with "influences from blues, pop and the British Folk Revival guitarists but a sound all his own" (Twickfolk 2020).
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, rootsy song-writing style with thought-provoking lyrics and finger-picked acoustic guitar trait. A contemporary twist on the British folksinger/guitarist, he has a growing reputation as a solo performer, having performed around the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Spain (see live dates here).
Alex is excited to announce the release of his new album “All Sails To The Sun” on Friday 29th September. The Album is a dynamic mix ranging from Nick Drake/ Dylanesque folk ballads through to rock that showcases Alex's sound and is inspired by British Folk Revival and poetic, and often topical, lyric writing.
“…absolutely outstanding!” - Frank Hennessy - Celtic Heartbeat - BBC Wales
“Brilliant, and I mean the word brilliant, new album” - Steve Clarke - Strange Brew
“Superb album” - From Albion and Beyond - kuar.org - Arkansa, US
Preorder/presave here… https://sng.to/alexseel/alex-seel-all-sails-to-the-sun
The first single release from the album is the double A-side “No Goodbyes” featuring 2 songs "No Goodbyes" and "Wishbone". Listen/download here… https://sng.to/alexseel/no-goodbyes
The second release is another double A-side single "Luna Star" on 18th August, featuring "Luna Star" and "Circula". Listen/download here… https://sng.to/alexseel/luna-star
With officially 2 albums and 2 EPs under his belt, Seel has built a slow but steady following that has earned him respect from a growing number of folk clubs, radio play and interest from abroad. He has supported Graham Parker and Clive Carrol amongst many others.
Previous touring collaborations have included The Songwriter's Circle Tour (www.circletour.co.uk), organised with singer-songwriter Greg Hancock, and as a duo with virtuoso instrumentalist Jon Sanders.
CDs and downloads available here.
More tracks here...
“Exquisite and powerful songs from one of the best composers, guitarists and singers in the UK today. Alex Seel has influences from blues, pop and the British Folk Revival guitarists but his sound is all his own”
Celtic Heartbeat, BBC Radio Wales
“…on this form it's hard to understand why he isn't (yet) one of the biggest names on the circuit”
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…”
Folk Radio UK
“...a truly talented songwriter”