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Alan Tyler: El Tapado Album Launch at The Social

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Time 19:00
Date 15/01/18
Price £6.5

Described as "post truth melancholia with electro hooks and country harmonies", join the Rockingbirds front man Alan Tyler as he presents his latest album, El Tapado. Support from Parenthesis.

As chief songwriter in cosmic Camden cowboys The Rockingbirds, back in 1992 Tyler brought country to UK indie music fans in thrall to grunge and Britpop, paving the way for the now-huge UK Americana scene. For the last 21 years Alan has also run Come Down And Meet The Folks, a fortnightly club that has been a cornerstone of the scene, hosting just about everybody who has ever played country and folk in the UK over the past two decades. In fact, his reputation and standing among his musical peers is so great that a campaign was recently launched on Facebook to have him honoured at the next Americana Music Association UK awards in February.

Now, however, after 25 years and 9 albums, on El Tapado Tyler has found a whole new way of working: writing and recording on a Teenage Engineering OP-1 programmable synthesiser.

The record (along with a few other Tyler tunes) will be performed by all those who appear with Alan on the album: Sean Read (Rockingbirds/Dexys/Edwyn Collins), Patrick Ralla (Rockingbirds/Hanging Stars) and Angie Gannon (Magic Numbers).

Support is from Parenthesis… the new prince of fast talking, forward thinking, backward walking electro pop and DJ The Heavenly Jukebox.