In an episode of the Fox TV drama Bones last year 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 native-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. since 2006 thanks to two self-released albums and three national tours with his seven-piece ensemble The Aaron English Band. But in 2008 English’s third national tour ended abruptly in a catastrophic accident on a Midwestern highway. His restaurant-grease-fueled tour bus and most of his musical equipment were destroyed and English’s touring career was temporarily grounded.
In 2009 Englishs fans rallied to his aid and funded the recording of his third album american [fever] dream. The lead single Believe was a Top 20 hit on the FMQB U.S. radio charts peaking at 18.
After two years of touring this solo record Aaron reformed the Aaron English Band with the same members and scored a Top 5 hit in Italy with an epic medley reinvention of The Beatles and Led Zeppelins classics Norwegian Wood and Kashmir.
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.
Aaron is currently working on a new band album slated for release in May 2015.
- Semi-finalist Coca-Cola/American Music Awards New Artist Competition
- Finalist Atlantic Records’ Soul City Music Quest
- Top 5 finalist Album of the Year Just Plain Folks Music Awards
- Charted a U.S. Top 20 hit on the FMQB radio charts peaking at 18
- The bands cult hit The Lullaby of Loneliness was name-checked in an episode of the Fox TV drama Bones
- “All The Waters of This World” (2003)
- “The Marriage of The Sun And The Moon” (2007)
- “american [fever] dream” (2010) (Aaron English solo release)
- “Norwegian Wood/Kashmir” (2011) (extended single).
- “Animals Like Us: The Aaron English Band Live At London Bridge Studio” (2012) Live DVD
- Boombox Séance (2013) (side project w/ Victoria Vox)
- Lions Den (2013) (single) (side project w/ Reprecode)
Top 5 Finalist Plain Folks Music Awards: Male Singer-Songwriter Album of the Year and Song of the Year.
Seattles Aaron English is one of the most talented piano men I have ever encountered and one of Americas 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