Our good friend Albert Man called me and said “I wanted to let you know that I’ve just finished putting together an eleven-track live album, Live At St Pancras Old Church which was recorded during the EP launch of Nothing Of Nothing Much back in February 2017.”
He also told me that “It features songs from last years studio album Cheap Suit (a brilliant! album) and the more recent Nothing Of Nothing Much. The album also features a previously unreleased track Groundhog Day which is being offered as an instant gratification download with any iTunes pre-order. The album is already available for pre-order on iTunes (https://itun.es/i67w2NY) and is scheduled for a 19th of May 2017 release both digitally and on CD.
Praised by BBC Head of Music as a “brilliant singer-songwriter,” Albert Man has established himself as one of the more interesting songwriters on the London gig circuit. The award-winning, Manchester-born performer writes melodic pop songs which have been described as “sweet piano-led shenanigans that come over like the lovechild of Billy Joel and Adam Levine” by Tom Robinson’s Fresh On The Net blog.
It was never the intention to release a live album from the St Pancras Old Church show but upon hearing the recordings back, Albert realised that this album would offer something different from his previously released studio work.
The energy and power of this live show captures a raw, dynamic sound and showcases a collection of Albert’s best songs to date enhanced by the amazing natural acoustics of the church.
The album was recorded by Alex Carson (Wooden Arms), mixed by Rhys Downing (Mark Ronson – ‘Uptown Special’) and mastered by Ed Woods (Tony Viscoti, The Who, Manic Street Preachers). Playing with Albert on the night were Ally McDougal on drums, Jim McGrother on guitar and backing vocals, Matt Findlay on bass and Louize Carroll on backing vocals. The promo video Albert Man – Live At St Pancras Old Church gives a taste of what to expect from the album.
More information about the album can be found at www.albertman.com/live and this page will be updated throughout the duration of the release.
Photography by Rachel Lipsitz & Simon Jay Price