In a recent episode of the Fox TV drama Bones, a character made a mix of “the six greatest break-up songs” and gave it to a heart-broken colleague. The mix featured songs from alternative-pop stars such as Sia, Mazzy Star, José González, Antony and the Johnsons…and a lone unsigned artist by the name of Aaron English.
Seattle-based piano-man Aaron English has been steadily building a buzz in the U.S., thanks to four self-released albums and regular touring throughout the U.S. as a solo artist & with The Aaron English Band.
In 2012, Aaron scored a Top 5 hit in Italy with an epic medley reinvention of The Beatles' and Led Zeppelin's classics "Norwegian Wood" and "Kashmir".
Also in 2012, Aaron formed the side-project Boombox Séance with Baltimore singer-songwriter Victoria Vox. After writing and touring together in the summer and fall of 2012, they released the album Boombox Séance (also produced by Geoff Stanfield) in March 2013.
In 2015, Aaron spent two music-filled months as a record producer, songwriter, performer in East Africa, where he founded the International Youth Music Project, a charity that supports music programs at orphanages.
In 2016-17, supported by his Patreon subscribers, Aaron traveled around the world while releasing a new single and video each month, leading up to the release of his 2018 album Songs from Somewhere Else.
Aaron spent the entirety of 2017 & 2018 touring Europe & America, playing 200+ concerts a year in support of the album Songs from Somewhere Else.
Prolific, soulful, and compelling, Aaron English has integrated the far corners of the world into his music, and the deepest parts of the human psyche into poetry. The remarkable combination is not to be missed - whether it's on a big stage or the back porch. Go. - Fran Snyder, ConcertsInYourHome.com
Seattle's Aaron English is one of the most talented piano men I have ever encountered and one of America's finest songwriters...English may prove to be the most relevant songwriter of the year. His work on the timeless american (fever) dream is pure contemplative genius - Ryan Spaulding, rslblog.com
I’m listening to Aaron English’s "God Bless You and Your Man" for the umpteenth consecutive time and it sounds really good to me...I think if he were on a major label this is the kind of song that would get top priority. I can’t wait to hear more of his stuff! - Jim Nelson, A Taste of Triple A
...perhaps the single best line I have heard on an album this year… “…but you play hard to forget…” ...The lyric, from “Sleight of Heart” is simple, beautiful and launches a grand melody for the chorus with English’ vocals perfectly counterbalanced by Leah Siegel and Scott Adams... This is all I could ever want from music. - Windhawk, NBT Independent Music
…a talented new artist in a class with other stylistically challenging singer-songwriters such as Peter Gabriel, Joseph Arthur, and Perry Blake…potent lyricism, eloquence, and beautiful sublime melodies that reach much deeper than simple pop songs… - Mark Newman, Progression Magazine