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What happened to singers with something to say?

Ever wondered what happened to singers who had something to say about the world? Who took a stand! The ones who picked up their guitars and sung out truth to power.

Ever wondered where the songwriters are that tell the stories of ordinary people like us? Whose music means something. Songs crafted and sung with passion.

In the traditions of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger

I stand in the traditions of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. Singers who saw the world and put a tune to it. Songwriters whose message made the comfortable feel uneasy. And made the rest of us cheer out in hope. Musicians who taught the truth better than any newsreader. And did it with a huge dollop of mischief. I'm with Woody and Pete. My music does the same job, with the same passion and sense of humour.

"An incurable champion of ordinary people. A tremendous breadth of lyrical ambition."
Eddie Cooney, Columnist, Rock n Reel Magazine
About Alun Parry

Alun Parry was born and lives in Liverpool - a city that is in England but is not of it. He has made 5 records. He is currently recording his sixth.

His music is a tool for those campaigning for a better world. He has played internationally and across the country. He has played in venues as prestigious as the Philharmonic Hall. Then he'd take his guitar to play an occupied factory for car workers in Belfast. 

His songs are used by union educators and campaigners. One of his songs was even credited with kicking a government minister out of office!

"In dark days like these, songs like Alun’s are needed more than ever and they shine like a beacon through the fog of lies, disinformation and propaganda to present a working class view of reality. Great singer, great guitarist, great songwriter - and hugely entertaining in live performance."
Dick Gaughan, Folk Music Legend
Alun says: "I'm an entertainer first...."

The thing that sets Alun Parry apart is that he is an entertainer first. He knows that his main job is to give people a good time. This is a dirge-free zone!! 

"I don't want people just to like my music because they agree with the words," says Alun. "I want people to get revved up by the tunes too."

His music is catchy and bouncy. You WILL be singing it the next day! 

He is known for finding hidden, uplifting stories and sharing them in song. His historical research is meticulous. His story telling is skilful.

His live shows carry his trade mark style of easy humour and conversational chat.

"Alun Parry is a breath of fresh air. A true original in the tradition of Guthrie, Dylan, Springsteen, Bragg and Weller. Thought provoking considered songs with a social conscience and a welcome touch of humour. Parry’s aim is true."
Alan O'Hare, Music Writer
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