Welcome to the website for Singer/Songwriter Alan Maskell
Alan Maskell is an active Singer Songwriter originally from Bath in England who currently resides in Venice Florida.
Alan’s Songs can be highly descriptive and cover many subjects , both of a personal nature and also as expressing his views on significant issues, both political and humanitarian.
Alan Maskell grew up in Bath, England. After an uneventful childhood he discovered music , firstly in the form of the French Horn, followed by the trumpet, before settling on the guitar, much to the relief of his family and neighbours.
After playing in a few local youth club bands he left Bath for University, where he started song writing in earnest, and had some local success with the band Stolen Goods.
Post University saw the release of the single “Seventeen” and the formation of the band who became Ulterior Motives , where Alan was one of the main songwriters, contributing 60% of the bands material. The band played together ,mainly in Oxfordshire, for 30 years and released two CD’s Rooks and Simple Schemes which are still available from their Bandcamp site.
In 2010 Alan started writing again , and pursing a more acoustic solo path , gigging regularily around Bath and Bristol, and released 3 solo CD’s Ghost, The Lake and the Winter ep, before heading off for the sunshine of Florida.
He has continued writing and performing and is working on some new studio recordings , whilst releasing the the “Live at Common Grounds” mini album .
Thanks to Andy Boyd for shooting and producing a video of the recent show at Common Grounds in Northport . Here is just a taster of the song Wind Across the Water . To view the whole show please go to the links below : First Set Wendy’s Set Second Set It was a fun night …
I’ve just confirmed another show at Common Grounds in November and I promise to have a few different songs and surprises. Joining me on Double Bass for this show will be Ted Fordney, and hopefully a few other guests as well. Opening the night will be my good friend Wendy Kaneko. Tickets will be available …
As there were no formal sleeve notes to the “Live at Common Grounds “ CD, I decided to post some background notes to each of the songs featured ,here. In part this was inspired by the Songwriters Concert back at Common Grounds in June where I played the tracks and talked a bit more about …
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