Singing guitarist

Al O’Kane

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About Al O’Kane

Westcountry Gumbo from the Somerset Delta.
Singing guitarist
Shepton Mallet
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Al O'Kane blends swampy Avalonian blues into the sound of Celtic resistance rock n roll. A mix of his own creations and the occasional cover - Al aims to please and embrace his audiences. This is “West Country Gumbo from the Somerset Delta!” “His music is a cry for action nestled into a fiery acoustic blend” Davey Ray Moor (CousteauX) Having recently completed a European tour before the pandemic, Al had also just won the Shrewsbury Folk Festival open mic competition and performed twice at the 2022 festival - selling out of CDs! 2020-2021 saw four self-produced releases from Al, which are available on all music providers, along with his self-titled debut album. Whether it’s a private function, wedding or pub / club gig - Al can perform solo, as a duo or with his incredible power trio. “Al is Set for BIG things” BBC Bristol.

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Al O’Kane's Reviews

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Holly S
1 year ago, for a Concert in Frome BA11
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5 out of 5

Al has been booked numerous times for the monthly Frome Independent monthly market as he always plays a fantastic set. A great mix of covers and original songs that never fails to please and entertain - highly recommended!

Matt O
1 year ago, for a Concert in Bath
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5 out of 5

Al O’Kane is a rare breed of guitarist - one equally accomplished solo with his acoustic, in the guise of a bluesy singer-songwriter, or kicking out the jams with his band, tearing through a set of barn-burning Rock’n’Roll! He ploughs a deep furrow of integrity and graft, and having booked him numerous times, I can attest he never fails to deliver.

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Al O’Kane's Song list

Animals - Al O’Kane
Lake of Fire - Nirvana
Skyrocket - Al O’Kane
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Fallen Star - Al O’Kane
It Helps to be in Love - Al O’Kane
Losing It - Al O’Kane
May You Never - John Martyn
Better Place - Al O’Kane
Man on the Moon - REM
Sweet Nothing - Al O’Kane
Let Me Touch You for A While - Alison Krauss & Union Station
Hunger - Al O’Kane
La Cienega Just Smiled - Ryan Adams
Energy Call - Al O’Kane
Sex and Candy - Marcy Playground
I Want Some Peace - Al O’Kane
Winter Blues - Al O’Kane
Stop Pretending - Al O’Kane
Ties That Bind - Al O’Kane
Two of Us - The Beatles

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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My originality, passion and positivity.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I’ve performed at hundreds of venues over the years, but some that stick out in my mind are Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Ashton Court Festival, the Louisiana (Bristol), the Thekla, (Bristol), and the Union Chapel (London).

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Reef, Kula Shaker, the Levellers… to name a few!

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Glastonbury Festival.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Let me know as soon as possible and I’ll do my best to make it work.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes, that’s fine, but it would be preferable if you brought your own iPod with a playlist you’ve created in advance for the day.

How much time do you need to set up?

At least 1.5 hours before you’d like the music to start.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

You can let me know in advance if there’s a special song you’d like me to include (i.e. for the first dance).

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, but I don’t have lighting.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes. If you’d like a specific song then please let me know asap (at least 2 weeks before the event) and I’ll add it to the set for you!
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