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Australia's Alan Fletcher Releases Second Single From Forthcoming EP
One of Australia’s most instantly recognizable and loved actors, Alan Fletcher, releases the second track – “Meet Me On The Steps of The Bombed Out Church” from his forthcoming EP, “Dispatches”.
“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 realize his passion for Americana and Folk music.
The result is the album, “Dispatches”, which will be launched at P.O.M.E. (Place of Magnificent Experiences), 267 Swan Street, Richmond VIC on Saturday 25th June.
For 27 years, Alan 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.
Alan’s 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.
Alan Fletcher – “Meet Me On The Steps of The Bombed Out Church” is out Friday 27th May via MGM Distribution.