Some might know him better as ‘Dr Karl Kennedy’ from down under soap, ‘Neighbours’ but we were glad to catch up with the man behind the act for a really genuine conversation on his love of music, particularly Americana. He touches upon influences and talks about coming to Belfast and working with BCMA winner and local artist, Gary Quinn.

We also chat about juggling a career of Acting, Singing and Photography as well as what really goes on in Alan’s bed…

Alan kicks off a UK tour in just over a weeks time on Monday 27th February, taking to the stage in Belfast’s Black Box venue. Tickets can be purchased here.

Monday 27th February: Belfast, Northern Ireland – The Black Box (tickets)

Sunday 26th March: Hassocks, West Sussex – Mid Sussex Music Hall (tickets)

Monday 27th March: Oxted, Surrey – The Barn Theatre (tickets)

Tuesday 28th March: London  – The Bedford (tickets)

Wednesday 29th March: Selby, North Yorkshire – Selby Town Hall (tickets)

Thursday 30th March: Settle, North Yorkshire – Settle Victoria Hall (tickets)

Friday 31st March: Newcastle – Cluny 2 (tickets)

Saturday 1st April: Worcester – The Marrs Bar (tickets)

Sunday 2nd April: Leamington Spa – Temperance (tickets)

Monday 3rd April: Bury, Greater Manchester – The Met (tickets)

Tuesday 4th April: Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland – Radio Rooms (tickets)

Wednesday 5th April: Edinburgh – Bannerman’s (tickets)

Thursday 6th April: Glasgow – Òran Mór (tickets)

Sunday 9th April: Leicester – The Musician (solo/acoustic – tickets)

For over 27 years, Alan Fletcher has portrayed the character, Karl Kennedy, on the iconic Australian television drama, Neighbours. He has also appeared in Cop Shop and in the US series, The Love Boat. His first forays into music were with the rock band, Waiting Room, in 2004 – releasing two albums and a single. The band has toured the UK ten times in eight years performing to sell-out crowds and maintaining a weekly residency in Melbourne for 12 years.

In 2020, Alan joined forces with Lachlan Bryan and Damien Cafarella at their Melbourne studio, End of the Road, to realise his passion for Americana and Folk music. The resulting debut EP, Dispatches, released in 2022, was previewed at a special live show during the Tamworth Country Music Festival in Australia in April.

“When I began this journey with Lachlan and Damian I expected to, with luck, write and record a few songs that might get a release,” shares Alan. “Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would have produced such a substantial body of work over the last 18 months.”

Alan Fletcher’s new album The Point is available now worldwide.