“From the first time I heard this beautiful song crafted by the artist who is Silent Sleep, Chris McIntosh, I have wanted to include it in my repertoire,” says Alan. “Not only does this lilting, melodic love song perfectly capture a sense of deep longing, it also references an important landmark in a city that is something of a spiritual home for me, Liverpool”.
The Church of St Luke in Liverpool was destroyed by fire in the ‘May Blitz’ of 1941. The church has never been rebuilt and stands today in silent testimony to the brutality of war and to the fortitude of Mersey-siders who withstood Hitler’s onslaught. It is a common meeting point for the city’s citizens.
‘Meet Me On The Steps of The Bombed Out Church’ has been produced by Lachlan Bryan and Damien Cafarella at their Melbourne studio, End of The Road. The trio started working together in 2020 when Alan decided the time was right for him to realise his passion for Americana and Folk music. Additionally, Fletcher has announced two intimate shows in London this July, joined by Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes and Matt Spracklen – with limited tickets on sale now:
Monday, 4th July 2022 – The Bedford, Balham
Tuesday, 5th July 2022 – The Camden Club, Camden
ABOUT ALAN FLETCHER:
For 27 years, Alan Fletcher has portrayed the character, Karl Kennedy, on the iconic Australian television drama, Neighbours. He has also appeared in Cop Shop and in the US series, The Love Boat. His first forays into music were with the rock band, Waiting Room, in 2004 – releasing two albums and a single. The band has toured the UK ten times in eight years performing to sell-out crowds and maintaining a weekly residency in Melbourne for 12 years.
In 2020, Alan joined forces with Lachlan Bryan and Damien Cafarella at their Melbourne studio, End of the Road, to realise his passion for Americana and Folk music. The resulting album, Dispatches, slated for release later in the year, was previewed at a special live show during the Tamworth Country Music Festival in Australia in April.
Additionally, Alan Fletcher will be touring the UK in September 2022 with performances of his stage show The Doctor Will See You Now – The Life and Times of Dr Karl Kennedy.