A native of Ardfied, Alan has made Carrigaline his home along with his wife Catherine and three daughters. A job in graphic design means a constant stream of creativity flows through him and affords him the opportunity to pursue his passion for electronic folk music. As well as being a solo artist, he is a member of Irish band LOWmountain and honorary member of the legendary Interference.
His debut solo album – Volume I– was recorded remotely in a cabin in his garden and was produced by multi-instrumentalist, Justin Grounds, who recorded his parts in a little room overlooking the beautiful town of Clonakilty.
Alan Tobin aka ADT flexes between the sadness and delight of every day life. He paints the darkness with atmospheric soundscapes and simple words. Hugely influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, the West Cork landscape and his family, he has a minor obsession with lighthouses.
Both Alan and Justin are working together on the second album and will release the first single by the end of 2022.
In this episode we chat about his electronic folk music, the wider music scene and industry, the things & people that inspire him, working with other creative people, his new album & being a lighthouse enthusiast.
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Duration: 34:45 mins
Alan's Takeaway Tip
“Don’t pigeonhole yourself”
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