‘Alan’s song writing is multi-faceted. He seems to be a man with the mind of a prog rocker, the heart of a folk musician, and the fingers of a blues artist. Add to this the unassuming nonchalance of his personal style and the deep appreciation for the towns and landscapes he lives in, and you get the total unexpected experience that is Alan Garmonsway’s music.’ - Darin Cavanaugh Jellison, Guilt by Association Records.
Alan’s recent song writing and recording achievements include:-
- Over 100k song streams in the past year
- Radio song play on the prestigious ‘BBC Introducing’ in the UK and other radio appearances
- Top Finalist awards from the World Songwriting Awards on two occasions for two separate songs
- A song and lyric video adopted by a national UK museum to support their education and PR programmes.
'I’m based in Newbury in the South of the UK and I love to create and record new songs, sometimes solo and sometimes as collaborations. The topics and styles are very varied.
I had piano lessons until I was around 14, then switched to some music theory for a couple of years. That changed my musical life as I soon understood chord structures and progressions. If I listened to band albums of the day, like Led Zep, Santana, I found I could easily figure out their music. Soon I had a queue of school friends asking me to write the chords of their favorite album songs and it opened up the opportunity to join both rock and acoustic bands and get into music that way. My musical journey so far has also taken me to solo performing, writing, collaborating and setting up BestRoomSongs to promote my music.
Piano is a great instrument to lead you into playing other instruments like acoustic and electric guitars, bass and drums, all of which I use when recording. I love to write songs about places, people, situations, and anything else interesting and worthwhile.
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