Newtownards, County Down
“Lyrically probing, melodic, high quality and hook-laden songwriting with the uncanny knack for hitting the nail on the head” Rock and Reel magazine
“Raw stripped back sound…indie rock style voice. Sunshine Through Dirty Windows captivates you from the first track to the last” GiggingNI.com
Al Black's music has been described as acoustic driven indie rock. His debut EP 'Proof of Life?' has received consistent radio play by BBC Radio Ulster's Ralph McClean and on BBC Radio Ulster's The Late Show by Cherrie McIlwain and Eve Blair. The EP's first single 'Machinery' was chosen by Hotpress to be played at the Best New Irish Music Listening Post at the RDS in Dublin.
Al's acoustic solo performances have been recognised for their energy and emotion. His music has been described by Martyn Joseph as 'heartfelt and passionate'. Al plays with a range of musicians and solo acoustic. He has opened for The 4 of Us, Iain Archer and Bronagh Gallagher and is a regular artist at the Belfast Nashville Singer Songwriter Festival. His songs have received praise from Frank Turner and Bill Mallonee (Vigilantes of Love) and are inspired by human conditions such as fear, apathy, love, faith and pretence.
Al’s new EP ‘Sunshine through Dirty Windows’ contrasting life’s darker subjects with hope has just been launched to positive reviews at itunes, Amazon, Spotify and local record stores.