El Tapado is the new album from Alan Tyler, released on 5 January 2018 by Hanky Panky Records.
Written and recorded on an OP-1 programmable synthesiser, and then completed at Sean Read's Famous Times studio, the album is a new departure for the Rockingbirds frontman,
which he describes as "post truth melancholia with electro hooks and country harmonies."
You can hear and buy the album here: Bandcamp
An album launch show takes place at The Social, Little Portland St. London W1 on Monday 15 January 2018. Tickets
The record (along with a few other Tyler tunes) will be performed by all those who appear with Alan on the album:
Sean Read (Rockingbirds/Dexys/Edwyn Collins)
Patrick Ralla (Rockingbirds/Hanging Stars)
Angie Gannon (Magic Numbers)
Support is from Parenthesis... the new prince of fast talking, forward thinking, backward walking electro pop.
DJ The Heavenly Jukebox
8:15pm - Parenthesis...
9:15 pm - Alan Tyler
Gigs in 2017
Weds, 18 January - What's Cookin', Leytonstone, London
Tues, 31 January - In Yer Ear, The King & Queen, London W1 (solo appearance)
Thursday 13 April - My Grass Is Blue, The Betsey Trotwood, Clerkenwell, London
Saturday, 6 May - Bark Festival, The Betsey Trotwood, Clerkenwell, London
Friday 2 June - Red Rooster 2017, Suffolk (The Rockingbirds also apprearing on Thursday 1 June.
Saturday 15 July (3:30-5:00) - Mascara Bar Stoke Newington, London
Sunday 16 July - What's Cookin' All Dayer (6:45) What's Cookin"
Sunday 5 November - The Birds Nest, Deptford
Sunday 3 December - The Birds Nest, Deptford
Alan also appears every 2nd and last Sunday of each month at his long running music event Come Down And Meet The Folks
Gigs in 2016
Sunday 17 January (3 pm) - The Birds Nest, Deptford, London
Wednesday 3 February - What's Cookin', Leytonstone, London
18 February - Bilbao, Colegio de Abogados (Rampas de Uribitarte, 3)
19 February - San Sebastian, Club44, Altxerri Jazz Bar
20 February - Burgos, matinee, Carabas
20 February - Santander, El Cafe de Noa
26 February - Morden Arms, Greenwich
27 March - Come Down and Meet The Folks, The Apple Tree, Clerkenwell. http://comedownandmeethefolks.co.uk
9 April - Goldsmiths Arms, 3 Croydon Rd, Penge
15 April - KK Club, Occupation Road, Corby NN17 1EE
16 April - Heron Theatre, Milnthorpe, Cumbria
29 April - Hereford River Carnival
28 May - Brockley Max festival
4 June - William Blake's Songs of Innocence, Deptford Cinema.
5 June - Country Soul Sessions, Spice Of Life pub, Soho, W1
19 June - The Birds Nest, Deptford
6 August - Canal & River Trust Tent, Wilderness Festival, Oxfordshire
12 August -Kalamazoo Club, Kings Head, Crouch End
23 October - The Birds Nest, Deptford
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