Al Church is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Minneapolis, MN.
His 2015 album, Next Summer, was named Best Electronic/Pop Album of the year by L'etoile Magazine.
"It’s almost dangerously entertaining in places, a kind of 70s/80s pastiche that takes the best bit of about a thousand genres I love (here a little Yacht Rock, there a little 80s electro, there a touch of Gary Wright, there a hint of Peter Gabriel) and weaves it into a damn wonderful pop masterpiece, the first big local blast of the year."
Jon Hunt, L'etoile Magazine.
City Pages also praised the album. "'You And I' comes off as a dynamic combination of Dirty Projectors' angelic harmonies and the effervescent pop that filled the original Miami Vice soundtrack, like cruising in a white Ferrari to a hot house party or to solve a crime," Erik Thompson from City Pages wrote. "On the piano-laced title track, he sounds more like Queen's Freddie Mercury."
2018's Night Games album also got some love from Star Tribune, "Church himself is a very Oates-ian music hustler who also happens to have Hall-esque frontman charisma and vocal chops — not to mention a discernibly ’80s pop sound — all of which shines through on his new solo album, Night Games."
Al currently plays guitar and sings in BBGUN and Actual Wolf, is a producer and guitarist for Gaelynn Lea and More Light, plays drums with Andy Cook, and lends his skills to session work with a wide array of genres.