Reviews & Comments

Green Man Music

"Forever Young: A song for Wootton Bassett. Not only has Alan Pettifer done a wonderful job with simple yet poignant lyrics and fantastically moving musical arrangements, but everyone involved should feel proud of this creation. It's difficult to listen to "Forever Young" and not be emotionally moved, proof that such a simple medium as music can step up to the mark when mere words seem inadequate."

Reviewed by Dave Franklin, Green Man Music (July 05, 2010)

Cleveland Crimestoppers

"Last Flower" A beautiful but powerful song............

 ............."the song is simply amazing and inspiring."I would like to take this opportunity

to thank Alan for choosing Crimestoppers as the beneficiary charity."

Dave Hunter, Cleveland Crimestoppers (April 11, 2011)

*also see 'Mothers Against Knives'


''wonderful songs with meaningful Lyrics''

Goldie Kupris, Germany


Forever Young

Thank you for sharing this very beautiful and touching song with the world.

Ron Merriman, Canora, Sask, Canada.


A most inspirational song and very moving....brought tears to my eyes.

Bob Austin, Royal Wootton Bassett.


May I say that your song for Wootton Bassett is exceptional.

Julie Hicks


The Last Flower (comments)

Alan its beautiful, a beautiful, beautiful melody on the guitar, and lovely great filming...we must make a story for our website.

Barbara Pollard..Abbey Gardens, Malmesbury.

''Excellent musician and songwriter and a lovely man''

 Cynthia Raymont Hall
Hill House - concert

"Thank you so much for your performance the other day at Hill House and taking time out of your busy schedule to come and see us. Our residents absolutely loved seeing you and thought you have a wonderful voice. They have been listening to your cd most lunch times and thoroughly enjoying it. If you ever fancy coming back again we would be more than delighted to see you."

Kindest regards and huge thanks

Helen Shields, Hill House.

Mothers Against Knives

As a founder of 'Mothers Against Knives' and 'It's Your Life' awareness team I approached Alan Pettifer and asked if he would consider composing a song for the victims of crime....Alan agreed.

...the words of Alan's song (The Last Flower) portray in a sense some of the feelings which related to anyone who has lost a loved one through a mother of a victim the song has a very special meaning to me.......

.......for myself it will always have a deeper meaning which I hold in my heart....eternal thanks to Alan for composing an emotional and beautiful song.

Barbara Dunne

Hope For Tomorrow - charity concert

Had a great  night with Hope for Tomorrow concert.  Really excellent line up in comfortable  venue. Well done to Si  Barron,Saskia, Blondes with Beards and Alan Pettifer. Wonderful folk music at its best. Geoff Davies

Well done Alan Pettifer….great gig last night (despite the nose-bleed!).Loraine Hayward 

Good evening Alan, thank you again for having me at your wonderful concert last night, I thoroughly enjoyed the show!
Hannah Welensky (photographer)
Congratulations Alan - we thoroughly enjoyed the concert...Maria Cormack



Kontra Roots Club

Alan Pettifer

  A veteran singer and songwriter whose songs and concerts have raised many thousands of pounds for UK charities. Alan is a writer of emotionally moving, highly melodic and meaningful songs with simple but poignant lyrics, beautiful, powerful, and delivered with a deep, resonant vocal. He went down a storm when he made his Kontra debut a couple of years ago and we’re delighted to welcome him back.

Kevin Buxton, Kontra Roots Club, Earls Barton

Song clips

Alan's songs