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About Alex Highton

“Alex Highton’s eminently playful second album teems with ideas, all of them good…..it’s a work that defies categorisation, but Highton’s vision is refreshingly assured throughout….Nobody Knows Anything thrives by thinking outside the box – 4 Stars” – (Mojo Magazine Feb 2015 UK) "..restores your faith in the genre..." Tom Robinson BBC6Music "World Class" - The Guardian "laid-back but infectious songcraft..." - Time Out "....an old-fashioned troubadour in the strictest sense. Strumming gentle folk songs on his guitar, his warm and soulful voice conjures up memories of sun-kissed summer nights out on the lawn." - London Metro As a kid his time was split between his native Liverpool and Florence, Italy, after his parents' divorce. Liverpool has a musical heritage that is impossible to escape but it was during the summers, whilst devouring his Dad's amazingly eclectic record collection , that his musical education began, taking in everything from Talking Heads & Penguin Cafe Orchestra to The Band & David Bowie. He lost his twenties to bad decisions and train-wreck relationships and it was only after meeting his future wife, and then struggling through some kind of nervous breakdown, that he started to take songwriting seriously. They moved out of London into the "wilds" of the Cambridgeshire countryside and got into village life. The songs he wrote (part therapy / part love letter his new life) formed the basis of his debut album, a record "replete with tales of rural S&M, mental, emotional and economic collapse, and ultimately salvation through love and family" (according to his mate Ben). The record extensive support from BBC6 Music & BBC Introducing (amongst others) and a US tour followed, taking in New York, Austin (SXSW) and LA, with more dates in Germany, Holland & Belgium, as well as slots at CAMP BESTIVAL, WILDERNESS FESTIVAL, NO DIRECTION HOME, SUMMER SUNDAE, THE BIG SESSION and more. Having got the observational stuff off his chest on his debut two years ago (“a masterpiece,” according to Heaven Magazin in Holland, “World class,” said the Guardian), on his follow up album "Nobody Knows Anything" he now turns on himself, ruminating on the meaning of existence, religion, all that stuff and trying to shine it through a prism of a myriad of musical influences. Third album "Welcome To Happiness" out Feb 28th 2018 on Fat Tasche Records & Working Dad Recordings (USA & Canada) He's probably having some kind of existential crisis, that's what I think at least. maybe that's why he's writing in the third person." "Frankly it's a real boost to discover a genuine world class practitioner who restores your faith in the genre..." Tom Robinson BBC6Music
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Genres:
Folk, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Other, Singer
Band Members:
Bonnie Dobson, Jack Hayter, Tove Hansen, Laura J Martin, Trish Highton, Peter Lyons, Jonny Bridgwood, Andrew Mcnew, Molly Highton, Nancy Wallace, Bear, Nick Williams, Ellie Jamison, Robert Rotifer, The Stetchworth Kitchen Choir, Brian Ebert, Claire Hollocks, Howard Monk, Kyle Etges, Boudewijn Bonnebakker, Alex Highton, Jonners Czerwik
Hometown:
Liverpool, United Kingdom

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About Alex Highton

“Alex Highton’s eminently playful second album teems with ideas, all of them good…..it’s a work that defies categorisation, but Highton’s vision is refreshingly assured throughout….Nobody Knows Anything thrives by thinking outside the box – 4 Stars” – (Mojo Magazine Feb 2015 UK) "..restores your faith in the genre..." Tom Robinson BBC6Music "World Class" - The Guardian "laid-back but infectious songcraft..." - Time Out "....an old-fashioned troubadour in the strictest sense. Strumming gentle folk songs on his guitar, his warm and soulful voice conjures up memories of sun-kissed summer nights out on the lawn." - London Metro As a kid his time was split between his native Liverpool and Florence, Italy, after his parents' divorce. Liverpool has a musical heritage that is impossible to escape but it was during the summers, whilst devouring his Dad's amazingly eclectic record collection , that his musical education began, taking in everything from Talking Heads & Penguin Cafe Orchestra to The Band & David Bowie. He lost his twenties to bad decisions and train-wreck relationships and it was only after meeting his future wife, and then struggling through some kind of nervous breakdown, that he started to take songwriting seriously. They moved out of London into the "wilds" of the Cambridgeshire countryside and got into village life. The songs he wrote (part therapy / part love letter his new life) formed the basis of his debut album, a record "replete with tales of rural S&M, mental, emotional and economic collapse, and ultimately salvation through love and family" (according to his mate Ben). The record extensive support from BBC6 Music & BBC Introducing (amongst others) and a US tour followed, taking in New York, Austin (SXSW) and LA, with more dates in Germany, Holland & Belgium, as well as slots at CAMP BESTIVAL, WILDERNESS FESTIVAL, NO DIRECTION HOME, SUMMER SUNDAE, THE BIG SESSION and more. Having got the observational stuff off his chest on his debut two years ago (“a masterpiece,” according to Heaven Magazin in Holland, “World class,” said the Guardian), on his follow up album "Nobody Knows Anything" he now turns on himself, ruminating on the meaning of existence, religion, all that stuff and trying to shine it through a prism of a myriad of musical influences. Third album "Welcome To Happiness" out Feb 28th 2018 on Fat Tasche Records & Working Dad Recordings (USA & Canada) He's probably having some kind of existential crisis, that's what I think at least. maybe that's why he's writing in the third person." "Frankly it's a real boost to discover a genuine world class practitioner who restores your faith in the genre..." Tom Robinson BBC6Music
Show More
Genres:
Folk, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Other, Singer
Band Members:
Bonnie Dobson, Jack Hayter, Tove Hansen, Laura J Martin, Trish Highton, Peter Lyons, Jonny Bridgwood, Andrew Mcnew, Molly Highton, Nancy Wallace, Bear, Nick Williams, Ellie Jamison, Robert Rotifer, The Stetchworth Kitchen Choir, Brian Ebert, Claire Hollocks, Howard Monk, Kyle Etges, Boudewijn Bonnebakker, Alex Highton, Jonners Czerwik
Hometown:
Liverpool, United Kingdom

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