Alan Pownall

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Alan Pownall
Born (1986-12-30) December 30, 1986 (age 29)
United Kingdom
Genres Electronic
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Associated acts Pale

Stephen Alan Fletcher Pownall (born 30 December 1986) is the lead singer of electronic outfit Pale. The duo formed in late 2012 and have supported The Vaccines and Sky Ferreira. They have been working with Jas Shaw of Simian Mobile Disco who has produced their first two singles, released through the independent label 37 Adventures.


The son of Orlando Pownall, QC, he grew up in Richmond-upon-Thames and went to Marlborough College and Shiplake College. Originally interested in fashion, he worked for French designer Roland Mouret for two years, where he was advised to study in Milan.[1] He went on to study fashion design but dropped out a year later in 2006 in order to pursue a music career in London.

After meeting Adele at one of her early gigs, he told her that he was making music and she should look it up. To his surprise, he was contacted via his MySpace profile and asked to support her on her first British tour. As he only had a four song set, he wrote a lot of his material whilst on tour.[2] He also toured with Paloma Faith, Lissie, Marina and the Diamonds, Noah and the Whale and Florence and the Machine.

He shared a flat in London with fellow singer/songwriter Jay Jay Pistolet (who would go on to become the front man of The Vaccines). He later moved in with Marcus Mumford and Winston Marshall from Mumford and Sons, who he supposedly introduced to Ted Dwane.[3]

In one interview he claims to be “all but deaf in right ear.”[4]

Alan Pownall's debut EP was released on 5 April 2010 through Mercury Records and his album True Love Stories was released on 25 June 2010. They parted company shortly after the release in late 2010. After an almost 3-year break from music, he is now a part of an electro-pop duo called Pale.

On September 13th 2014, Pownall married actress Gabriella Wilde.[5] The couple's first son, Sasha Blue Pownall, was born on 3 February 2014.[6]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[7]
Clash 5/10 stars[8]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[9]
MusicOMH 3/5 stars[10]

Studio album[edit]

Title Album details
True Love Stories


  1. ^ O'Brien, Jon. "Alan Pownall: music biography". All Music. 
  2. ^ Brayl, Rob. "A. Pownall covers 'Single Ladies'". Bigger Than Beyonce. 
  3. ^ "The Interview: Alan Pownall". What's the Ruckus. 
  4. ^ "5 minutes with Alan Pownall". Crack in the Road. 
  5. ^ "Cressida's wedding dash to be with Harry". Daily Mail. 15 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "POWNALL". Daily Telegraph. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  7. ^ O'Brien, Jon. "Alan Pownall - 'True Love Stories' review". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  8. ^ Harris, Steve (12 July 2010). "Reviews: Alan Pownall - 'True Love Stories'". Clash. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  9. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (8 July 2010). "Music: Alan Pownall - 'True Love Stories'". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  10. ^ Clarke, Helen (19 July 2010). "Reviews: Alan Pownall - 'True Love Stories'". musicOMH. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 

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