Axel Loughrey

Axel Loughrey

 London, England, GBR

Chaotic, raw, live. This is real guitar music and a fresh sound for our times.


Biography/Press Release:

Its Pronounced "Lockrey"

Axel Loughrey follows up the successful "love Thing" E.P with his debut album "Crayon Factory".
Championed by the likes of Ms Jo Whiley with interviews and live material aired on Channel 4 Music. Axel Loughrey has certainly raised the eyebrows of music royalty in more ways than one. From being the main man in the now defunct Ruby Red Lips to taking on the heavy traffic of the UK music scene head on with his own solo material, this has proved to be the right decision as he was picked from a staggering 75,000 applicants to grace the stage at Orange Unsigned.
Axel released his debut E.P 'love Thing' on All Sorted Sorted!?! Records in May 2011 to great acclaim, he secured air play on BBC, Kerrang, Q and recieved countless outstanding reviews. Axel also had the title track 'Love Thing' named as Classic Rock Magazine's song of the day in the summer of 2011.
Whilst touring relentlessly, Axel secured slots at some of the UK's most famous venues such as The Camden Barfly, Liverpool's Cavern Club, The O2 Academy Islington, the hawley arms.
Axel also supported and shared bills with the likes of Frank Turner, The King Blues, Secret Sisters, The Future Heads,, Kill It Kid, The Weeks, Louise & The Pins to name a few. Axel's new album 'Crayon Factory' is set to release digitally on 26/11/2012. Crayon Factory was recorded over the space of a year in a converted barn in North Norfolk with Mercury prize nominated engineer/co-producer Owen Morgan (Fionn Regan, Band Of Skulls, Imelda May, The Darkness, Wild Beasts) and using an 18 piece band. Due to the staggering costs of such an album Axel eventually exhausted his small label budget and his own budget, with the aid of pledge music Axel raised 101% of the budget target from fan support and donations. Crayon Factory is a rich, heart felt and original sound inspired from blues, jazz, rock n roll and alternative music but remains to be said by many that it is a completely fresh sound for a new age.
Since then Axel has co writen with various known producers and artists in the business including appearances at EMI studios and co writes with artist on Warner Music, One Little Indian and other know labels.

With a voice and music style as velvet as Lou Reed's Underground, Axel certainly has the style, the look, and most importantly the songs ready to deliver to the wider audience. With 3 E.P releases and two double A-Side singles under Axel's belt, Crayon Factory is an evolution in his sound and has already created a buzz with several producers on the circuit.Axel is already taking the acclaim and plaudits on the live scene and is now ready to step forth with his fourth and highly anticipated debut album release a darker side of the blues which makes 'Crayon Factory'.
With a myriad of high profile gigs and festival appearances already secured, and a wide range of music industry gurus biting at the bit, Axel could soon well be the next 21st century boy!!


"Love Thing is track of the day! - Classic Rock Magazine

"One of our top 4 ones to watch for 2012" - Music Week Magazine

"If Axel's new album Crayon Factory were a novel, it would be Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" - Mark Thorpe - Play Pause Rewind/Glastonbury Emerging Talent Judge

"I'm unable to compare him to anybody in the UK charts right now and if I was forced too, I'd feel as though I wouldn't be crediting his music enough. He's incomparable" - I Am Music TV

"Mind Blowing" - Caroline Beavon, Q radio & Kerrang Radio.

"A Room Without a View by Axel Loughrey is in my top 12 tracks of 2012" - Mark Thorpe - Play Pause Rewind/Glastonbury Emerging Talent Judge

"Axel has one of the best smooth yet sexy blues voices I've ever heard. Love Thing is an incredible statement of intent that had me instantly infatuated with Axel's musical wares" - Rhythm and booze - 10/10

"Axel Loughrey's songs remind me of the late 70s Pub-rock, from which emerged the likes of Dr. Feelgood, Rockpile, Graham Parker and Elvis Costello." - Power of Pop

"Cool name, sexy voice, raw songs, that just about sums up Axel Loughrey" Noize makes enemies

"Axel Loughrey isn't your typical singer-songwriter, he could be just the antidote our X Factor addled charts need right now." - Idol Magazine

"Raw and tough; perfect for our times" Bob Zoell

"With a voice to send shivers down your spine and a performance style impressive beyond all measure, Axel is a naturally fantastic musician with a great band behind him. This is one gig you don't want to miss!"

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Love Thing E.P - May 2011 - All Sorted!?! Records

True Friend/The Key - Double A-Side single - December 2011 - All Sorted!?! Records

Crayon Factory - Album - Out autumn 2012 - All Sorted!?! Records

Poet's Road - Album - Out spring 2013 - All Sorted!?! Records

Emotion Junkies - Album - Out early 2014 - Label TBC