"Sunshine after The Rain " nominated by :
BLUES & ROOTS RADIO WORLDWIDE
ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2021
GSMC Music Awards
Album of the Year
Out of this World Awards 2021
"If you’ve never heard of Paul Alexander Low, then that’s because you’re not looking in the right places!"
talkaboutpopmusic by Christopher Smith
"Low’s vocals are smooth and have this light vibe to them. They drape over the moving melody like a soft cloth. He draws you into the story of the lyrics and the emotions of the tale. " Theothersidereviews by Claudia
"Paul Alexander Low is a deeply talented musician and songwriter. His recent decision to shift focus to his music career is good news for us all. " StaticDive by Bob Smith
Happily married with four wonderful children I have much to be grateful for already. I started playing the guitar at 16 but I had my feet firmly on the ground from a young age, thanks to solid encouragement from my Dad. i.e. “you can do what you want” – i.e. play your guitar and sing – “but get an education first…right”!?, OK Dad, good plan! I stepped straight onto the corporate career conveyor belt from university and never managed to jump off. I also split my time over the last 25 years practicing and at times competing in martial arts, even winning 2 National championship’s along the way. However, I never stopped writing, gigging and having a strong passion for music. I have written with some platinum selling songwriters, Mike Garvin, Chris Neil, Martin Sutton and supported chart-topping artists at live shows like Charlie Dore, The Korgis. Now its time for me to push myself out there, I feel like its my time, finally.
Music is something I do because I love it. I write for myself openly and honestly because it’s my key form of expression, a way to release and expose my sub conscious thoughts. I have been told I have my own unique Pop folk, style, that my songs expose a truly sensitive artist with melodies and lyrics that cut straight through to the core. I have been compared vocally to Don Henley, Richard Marx and Bryan Adams. Humbling for sure.
My influences are varied and include Rock Bands like Led Zep to ACDC to Queen, American Pop Rock bands like Train and Vertical Horizon, Singer Songwriters like Shawn Mullins to Joni Mitchel, Folk Singers like Cara Dillon and even classical music. The variety in taste also comes from playing different instruments like Guitar and piano, wanting to understand a great song and play it. I also write in several styles from pop to folk, to blues to rock to country to Americana and a combination of several styles at times. Ideally, I don’t want to be pigeonholed and want to be able to wander across genre but if you press me, I’ll say I fit into the Folk Pop genre.
My debut solo single was released on the 1st August 2020. Feel Your Heart Come Alive, about someone who is full of passion, love, hopes and dreams but holds themselves back through a fear of rejection or judgement it was well received. It’s had over 31,000 spins on Spotify and the video has been played 23,000 times on YouTube.
My second single Hell Yeah from the EP of the same name has also been well received. We’ve had some really nice write up’s on the singles and the EP and been EP of the week on Blues and Roots Radio.
I recently released a special song. Carry On is a tribute to Joss Spurway, a friend of a friend who was sadly killed in a light airplane crash in Australia in 2017. I was inspired to write the song after meeting with some of her friends who talked about her with such love and passion that I felt compelled to tell the story. It’s a meaningful piano ballad. I’ve had some amazing feedback from her friends. Its available from all the usual streaming sites from 16th Jan 2021.
" Shine" is the first single from the forthcoming debut album released on the 23rd April 2021. This is a tribute to all those care workers and other key workers who have and continue to put themselves on the line for other people during this exceptional time. They really are the stars and we are all extremely grateful for what they are doing for us all.
The second single ‘Alien Race’ released on 4th June 2021 tells the story of Paul Alexander Low’s time as a 1st Year Student at what was then Birmingham Polytechnic, now Birmingham City University. “Having grown up in a sleepy village in Wiltshire it was like landing on a different planet” says Low. “I felt like I had arrived in an alien civilisation but clearly I was the alien and it was me who felt out of place. It took me a while to settle in but in the end, I really enjoyed my time in the great city of Birmingham and it was a great life experience"
After seeing support for previous singles across radio including the likes of BBC Solent, BBC Radio Tees and Amazing Radio and press outlets such as Vents, Lifoti, Billboard and Americana UK Magazines, Paul Alexander Low has released his debut album "Sunshine After The Rain" on 30th of July 2021. Available to purchase and download on most music platforms. Hard Copy CD is available to purchase in the Shop section and also via GSMC Website.