Al Church

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.

Past Shows


Feb
5
th
2022
7th St Entry
Feb
5
th
2022
7th St Entry

Grady Spencer & the Work

with Al Church
Sep
25
th
2021
Turf Club
Sep
25
th
2021
Turf Club

Liam Kazar

with Loud Sun and Al Church
Nov
29
th
2019
Turf Club
Nov
29
th
2019
Turf Club

A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS and The Melismatics

with Annie and the Bang Bang, MAD RIPPLE HOOT FOR SLIM, Al Church and more!
Aug
31
st
2019
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater
Aug
31
st
2019
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater

First Avenue Goes To The Fair

Hosted by Mark Mallman and Lori Barbero
Afterparty with DJ Espada
with Al Church, Brother Ali, deM atlaS and more!
Aug
30
th
2019
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater
Aug
30
th
2019
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater

First Avenue Goes To The Fair

Hosted by Mark Mallman and Lori Barbero
Afterparty with DJ Keezy
with Al Church, The Bad Man, Dwynell Roland and more!
May
10
th
2019
7th St Entry
Apr
27
th
2018
Turf Club
Apr
27
th
2018
Turf Club

Al Church

with 26 BATS!, Jennie Lawless, DJ YSHEYELLIN and more!
Feb
2
nd
2018
Turf Club
Feb
2
nd
2018
Turf Club

Jackson and the Roosters, Eleganza!, Sam Cassidy and more!

with DAVE and RYAN from SOUL ASYLUM in the Clown Lounge
Dec
9
th
2017
Turf Club
Dec
9
th
2017
Turf Club

A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS and The Melismatics

with Eleganza!, Early Eyes, The Bad Man and more!
Dec
8
th
2017
Turf Club
Dec
8
th
2017
Turf Club

Reina del Cid

with Al Church and Dusty Heart
Oct
4
th
2017
Turf Club
Oct
4
th
2017
Turf Club

All Tomorrow's Petty

with Aby Wolf, Frankie Lee, Al Church and more!
Sep
24
th
2017
Turf Club
Sep
24
th
2017
Turf Club
Jul
14
th
2017
Turf Club
Jul
14
th
2017
Turf Club

Little Riddles

with Al Church and ERIK BERRY & RYAN YOUNG (of Trampled By Turtles)
Jul
14
th
2016
Turf Club
Apr
23
rd
2016
Turf Club
Apr
23
rd
2016
Turf Club

DULUTH HOMEGROWN MUSIC FESTIVAL

with Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, Social Animals, Superior Siren and more!
Jan
8
th
2016
Turf Club
Jan
8
th
2016
Turf Club

Al Church

with tiny deaths and THE THREE TRES PROBLEMOS
Nov
27
th
2015
Mainroom
Nov
27
th
2015
Mainroom

A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS

with The Melismatics, Al Church, Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band and more!
Nov
13
th
2015
7th St Entry
Nov
13
th
2015
7th St Entry

PETER WOLF CRIER

with Al Church and J.E. Sunde
Jun
6
th
2015
7th St Entry
Apr
22
nd
2015
7th St Entry
Apr
22
nd
2015
7th St Entry

Howlin Rain

with Al Church

More Shows

Oct
25
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

The Moth Twin Cities GrandSLAM Championship

Feb
4
th
7th St Entry

Bad Bad Hats

with Beemer
Feb
4
th
7th St Entry

Bad Bad Hats

with Beemer
Jan
11
th
7th St Entry

Filthy Kittens

with she's green, lily blue and shrimp olympics