Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Alan Bonner to Release 'Torch Song' Featuring Pa Reidy on 6th July

Alan Bonner has the means of a pauper but sings with the heart of a king” is what one critic wrote of the English musician’s 2nd album Balladeer in 2013.

Since then his starving artist status is yet to change, but his postcode has. Recent years have seen him playing the bars of Berlin, tread the boards at Ronnie Scotts in London, top bills at music festivals in Italy, busk on street corners in Dublin and tour the USA.

In summer 2017 Bonner found himself in Galway on the west coast of Ireland making his fourth record Songs in the key of Sea – The Galway Bay EP.

Recorded in a house on the remote island of Connemara, the record explores themes of love, loss, hope and healing. It is a love letter to absent friends and lost lovers, Understated and heartfelt, resilient and hopeful.

Recorded without bells and whistles, with Piano and Bonner’s distinctive vocals taking centre stage. The EP also features collaborations with Galway based artists Pa Reidy and Tracy Bruen lending their talents to the record with Willow Sea as Producer.

It is in stark contrast to his previous outing, 2016’s Night Music – a brooding Electronica- tinged collection of songs inspired by London and its nocturnal inhabitance with songs inspired by the disaffected creatures that take to the streets and the bars of the city when the sun goes down.

2018 sees the release of the EP with an extensive European tour in support of the record to follow.

Bonner has also founded legendary music nights in Berlin at Laksmi & Alaska Bar, attracting musicians and performers from all corners of the globe.

Prior to this, he has toured extensively across the UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia and the USA. He has received airplay on BBC6 Music and MTV Italy and appeared in Grazia, Gay Times, Attitude, Time Out London and RTE Ireland. Prior to Songs in the Key of Sea, he has released the albums Songs for the Heartshaped (2008) Balladeer (2012) and Night Music(2016) to favourable reviews.

Live Dates

17th June Spice of Life - Soho LONDON UK
8th July The Brunswick (Basement) HOVE UK

Purchase Links :

Spotify ("Songs in the Key of Sea - The Galway Bay EP" that Torch Song is included
Itunes track link
Itunes EP link

Social links:

Instagram tag @alanbonner
Youtube www.youtube.com/AlanBonnerMusic
Soundcloud www.soundcloud.com/ALANBONNERMUSIC
Website www.alanbonnermusic.com