Lusty Glaze Beach presents Alex Roberts, free entry, music from 8pm.
Here is an artist who represents all the best aspects of the songwriter’s craft. A casual observer of the world that surrounds him, he draws on its roots, it’s past and present.
A story teller in the age-old tradition, a balladeer, poet and a writer of impressively prolific output, with four studio albums released, and his fifth entitled ‘Love & Supernatural’ due out in 2013.
His songs are shaped, sculpted and coloured by the myriad experiences of his life, from his time spent travelling and absorbing various cultures across Europe and the Indian subcontinent, to his reclusive lifestyle in a tepee.
His is a craft well learned, and invested with depths of emotion and empathy that are unique. Alex blends genres from baroque to blues, with a warm soulful voice, finger-style acoustic guitar, some fine lapsteel playing, bouzouki, and a stompbox to boot.
His writing is honest and direct, uncompromising but often edgy. On stage he threads themes and stories into a timeless and captivating web of song.
‘A gift for storytelling on a British contemporary folk album we can be proud of. You’ll love this album.’
‘Alex plays bloody wonderfully!’
‘Acoustic beauty and mystery, perfect symmetry between guitar and voice,
powerful yet delicate melodies, with natural grace and sincerity’
Live Music Showcase
‘Outstanding Exemplary Original’
Purbeck Folk Festival
‘A firm favourite!’
Larmer Tree Festival
‘Alex puts his whole self into his performance, no pretentious airs, just honest to goodness delivery. The resulting impact on the audience is stunning. Alex’s music seems to energise its environment’
‘A superb musician, his music blends influences effortlessly and expertly his voice gentle yet passionate, his playing technique contrasting advanced finger-style with sweetly understated parts’
‘Each tune is more like a holiday and often leaves you feeling lighter and refreshed as it passes’
The Wedgewood Rooms
‘Alexs lyrical flow has a timeless nature; these songs are not bound by fads and fashion, but celebrate the tradition of the folk troubadour’
‘a guitarist with great feel and a songwriter with a wonderful imagination. One of my favourite fireside performers’
‘The last time Alex played ToneFest, he arrived with a suitcase full of his CD’s.
That’s optimistic I thought. However after playing a truly magical set to the residents of the Free Peace Suite, a set that had FIVE standing ovations, Alex left with an empty suitcase and many more fans.’