Alfie Templeman

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Alfie Templeman
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Templeman in January 2020
Background information
Birth nameAlfie George Templeman
Born (2003-01-26) January 26, 2003 (age 19)
Carlton, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
GenresIndie pop
InstrumentsGuitar, bass guitar, drums
Years active2016–present

Alfie George Templeman (born January 2003)[2] is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He began recording and releasing demos in 2016, at the age of 13.[3][4] He describes his sound as "indie R&B".[5]

His 2020 single "Happiness in Liquid Form" was added to rotation on Australian youth broadcaster Triple J.[6]

Early life[edit]

Templeman was born in Carlton, Bedfordshire.[7] He cites the area as an influence on his music.[5][3][8]

Templeman grew up around his father's collection of guitars and his sister, whose musical talents included playing the piano and trumpet. Templeman has stated this is what "[drew him] into the world of music".[5]

At the age of seven, he developed an interest in drums and received his first guitar at age eight.[5][1] Until then, he'd taught himself how to play his father’s left-handed guitars upside down.[5] Self-taught at everything apart from drums, Templeman began recording at home and making CDs with his friends at age ten. By the time he turned 13, he had already acquired a fair understanding of music production software on his own and began working on creating full-length tracks.[9][1] When his mother signed him up for singing lessons, Templeman transitioned from producing simple instrumentals to fully-formed compositions.


In 2018, Templeman recorded and released his debut single "Orange Juice", followed soon after by his debut EP, Like an Animal, released on October 2018 by Chess Club Records.[9] Like an Animal was written, performed and recorded entirely by Templeman in his bedroom after school.[1][10] He has even played every single instrument on the EP himself.[5] Before signing with Chess Club, Templeman would upload his music on Spotify and was noticed when he featured on their “Discover Weekly” playlist.[5]

Following the success of his debut, Templeman released his second EP, Sunday Morning Cereal, in June 2019 and his third EP, Don’t Go Wasting Time, later that same year. Characterized by spirited instrumentals and melodious vocals, Templeman's music often draws inspiration from the experiences of others, such as characters from TV shows.[5][11][1]

The self-styled indie-R&B artist often performs live, backed by a band of friends he began jamming with at age ten.[5] He states:

"It's one of the most important things, having a connection with the people that you work with in the future. For touring, that's really important for me".[5][12]

In April 2019, Templeman performed at the O2 Academy Brixton.[5] The youthful singer has played support for Sundara Karma and is also scheduled to join Sports Team on their UK tour and play at the Five Day Forecast, Eurosonic and the Great Escape in 2020. [5][13]

After completing his GCSEs, Templeman left high school in 2019 at 16 years old to pursue a full-time music career.[14]


Extended plays[edit]

List of EPs released, with release date and label shown
Title Details Peak chart
Like An Animal
Sunday Morning Cereal
  • Released: 21 June 2019
  • Label: Chess Club Records
  • Formats: LP, digital download, streaming
Don't Go Wasting Time
  • Released: 15 November 2019
  • Label: Chess Club Records
  • Formats: LP, digital download, streaming
Happiness in Liquid Form
  • Scheduled: 15 July 2020[17]
  • Label: Chess Club Records
  • Formats: LP, digital download, streaming
22 84


As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with year released and album shown
Title Year Album
"Orange Juice" 2018 Non-album single
"Stop Thinking (About Me)"[18] 2019 Sunday Morning Cereal
"Sunday Morning Cereal"[19]
"Used to Love" Don't Go Wasting Time
"Don't Go Wasting Time"
"Happiness in Liquid Form"[20] 2020 Happiness in Liquid Form
"My Best Friend"
(featuring Coach Party)[21]
"Obvious Guy"
"Things I Thought Were Mine"[22]

As a featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"You Love Me in My Dreams"
(Ariel Days featuring Alfie Templeman)
2018 Ariel Days
"Close Yr Eyes"
(carpetgarden featuring Alfie Templeman)
Non-album single
(Sully featuring Alfie Templeman)
"Christmas Time for Many Minds"
(Jebb and the Riots featuring Alfie Templeman)
Stories of Christmas
(Oscar Lang featuring Alfie Templeman)
2019 Bops Etc.

Festival appearances[edit]

Festival Location Date
Field Day London, UK June 8, 2019
Truck Festival Oxfordshire, UK July 26–28, 2019
Reading Festival Reading, UK August 24, 2019
Leeds Festival Leeds, UK August 25, 2019
Reeperbahn Festival Hamburg, Germany September 19, 2019
Neighborhood Festival Manchester, UK October 12, 2019
Mirrors Festival London, UK November 2, 2019


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  13. "Chess Club signee Alfie Templeman drops "Don't Go Wasting Time" and announces his third EP". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
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  21. Triscari, Caleb (28 April 2020). "Alfie Templeman shares new track 'My Best Friend' ahead of EP release". NME. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
  22. "Nieuwe single Alfie Templeman – "Things I Thought Were Mine"" [New single Alfie Templeman – "Things I Thought Were Mine"]. Dansende Beren (in Dutch). 15 July 2020. Retrieved 27 July 2020.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)

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