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Sounds Like: Alan Whitmore
Label: OMO Records
Manager: Lee James Ltd
Bio: In Alan’s hometown of Stoke-on-Trent in 1984 it was the old upright piano in the dining room that was to be his introduction to music. That beautiful honky-tonk sound was the bedrock for the beginnings of his musical journey. His first professional keyboard was the legendary Yamaha DX7 which wa...See Full Bio
“Stoke singer Pete Shirley has just released his debut album Sunset Katy and other stories. The old-style folk singer had put together a collection of 14 songs and the album is available through his site. The album features Alan Whitmore, Esther Brennan, Ciaran Algar, Adrian Crosbie, Dan Hulme and Purcy Flaherty. Pete Shirley is well worth a mention. He has been well received at the Newhampton Folk Club He opened with Working Day a traditional ballad of every day life which was accented really nicely with his precise guitar playing. Shirley followed this with a softer song Sunset Katie in which he displayed an endearing, old fashioned quality to his voice which was nicely accented by his gentle picking on his guitar. Rather appropriately for Remembrance weekend his next offering was Another Man's Sky which was a song about war and he cleverly fused it with the old spiritual Down by the Riverside (Study War No More).”