Alasdair Bouch

Fringe Fest performance & debut CD Staff

Written by Staff Published on 05.05.2010 16:58:57 (updated on 05.05.2010) Reading time: 3 minutes


This month sees the release of Prague-based UK singer-songwriter Alasdair Bouch’s debut album ‘First Person Singular’, available to buy as a limited edition CD, hand-numbered to 1000 copies.  His genre-defying original material encompasses rootsy alt-folk, melodic power-pop and blue-eyed soul, and his highly personal lyrics and impassioned delivery perhaps best earns it the description ‘confessional blues’.

A throwback to when music was wooden and meant something, ‘First Person Singular’ is the sound of your lover leaving for the last time, the sun rising the next morning, and the calm before the next storm…  Tender, witty and honest, these timeless songs touch a raw nerve, sparking a jolt of recognition.

Alasdair is joined on ‘First Person Singular’ by a magnificent pocket orchestra, featuring Byron Asher (clarinet, saxophone), Lucy Fillery-Murphy (cello), Mathieu Gautron (accordion), Tom Smith (piano) and Geoff Tyson (bass).  The album was produced by Geoff Tyson ( in Prague.

Alasdair is playing the Fringe Festival Praha 2010 (, with a special, accompanied, candle-lit acoustic performance in Kostel sv. Jana Křtitele Na Prádle on June 3, 4 & 5 at 20:30.  It promises to recreate the warm intimacy and texture of his debut and its forthcoming follow-up ‘Second Hand Lullabies’.

Alasdair Bouch biography:
His live career began over twenty years ago in a series of projects that led from punk/indie garage, through long-haired 60s guitar romps, soul, blues and Americana, to his current trademark brand of blue-eyed soul and power-pop.  A sometime English teacher, funk/soul DJ, illustrator, travel writer and film critic, Alasdair Bouch has built a devoted following since wandering off the hectic global highway to make Prague his home over three-and-a-half years ago.  He hasn’t looked back.

‘Terrific… as if the ghost of Otis Redding has stumbled into the room.”  The Guardian

‘First Person Singular’ is available now at concerts, in selected stores in Prague, to order in record shops worldwide (through UK retail/worldwide export distributor F Minor), or through all of your favourite Internet stores.

Catalogue & barcode number:  859703235543
Label:  Alasdair Bouch
RRP: 200 kč

Fringe Festival Praha 2010 tickets:

Pragues eagerly awaited annual marathon of theatre, dance, comedy
and music from around the globe bursts to life on May 28th for 9 days.

The Prague Fringe Festival, now in its 9th year attracts a growing
band of visitors from overseas as well as being increasingly popular
with Czech audiences. The event creates a great international atmosphere
where those on holiday can mix with locals and enjoy an eclectic mix of
high quality and reasonably priced non-elitist theatrical

This exciting event offers 40 different shows with over 200
performances and is a mini and more manageable version of the mighty
world famous Edinburgh Fringe. Its cheaper too with tickets priced at
around a third cheaper than the Edinburgh shows.

All productions are in English, Czech or are non-verbal and are
programmed so that you can see up to 5 shows a day or dip in and out as
you please. Shows take place from the afternoon to late evening, most
last for an hour or so with time between to zip from venue to venue and
grab a bite to eat, or even pop back to your hotel for a freshen-up.

Full programme
on line and tickets on sale NOW. Come and join the Prague Fringe group

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