The long-awaited debut full-length album from actor and Americana singer-songwriter Alan Fletcher, The Point, is out today, February 10.
The Point – which also features album producers and multi-instrumentalists Damian Cafarella and Lachlan Bryan, Luke Moller on fiddle, and Jennifer Hansen providing duet vocals on ‘Somebody‘ – was recorded at End Of The Road Studio in Melbourne, showcasing Alan’s particular take on the world, drawing influence and inspiration from singer-songwriters such as John Prine and Guy Clark amongst others, and follows on from the release of his EP Dispatches last year.
The album opener and title track began life “as a light spoof on religion,” before Fletcher “quickly realised that the song had much more potential. Do we not spend our lives asking the biggest question, what is the point of it all?”
Alan is due to take to the road in the UK again later this month, and throughout March and April. In addition to his forthcoming appearance this March in Neighbours – The Celebration Tour for 15 shows alongside fellow cast members Jackie Woodburne, Stefan Dennis, Ryan Moloney, Annie Jones and April Rose Pengilly – including three sold-out nights at the London Palladium – he will join frequent collaborators Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes on the road for 15 headline shows across the UK, performing music from the new album.
The Point Track Listing:
- All That I Could Do
- Lost and Found
- Hey You
- How Good is Bed
- The Point
- Spend a Little Time With Me
- Dance Through Time
- Quiet Time
(Produced by Lachlan Bryan & Damian Cafarella at End of the Road Studio)
The Point tour dates below.
Monday 27th February: Belfast, Northern Ireland – The Black Box
Sunday 26th March: Hassocks, West Sussex – Mid Sussex Music Hall
Monday 27th March: Oxted, Surrey – The Barn Theatre
Tuesday 28th March: London – The Bedford
Wednesday 29th March: Selby, North Yorkshire – Selby Town Hall
Thursday 30th March: Settle, North Yorkshire – Settle Victoria Hall
Friday 31st March: Newcastle – Cluny 2
Saturday 1st April: Worcester – The Marrs Bar
Sunday 2nd April: Leamington Spa – Temperance
Monday 3rd April: Bury, Greater Manchester – The Met
Tuesday 4th April: Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland – Radio Rooms
Wednesday 5th April: Edinburgh – Bannerman’s
Thursday 6th April: Glasgow – Òran Mór
Sunday 9th April: Leicester – The Musician (solo/acoustic)