songwriter. poet. guitarist.
'Dazzling fingerpicking reminiscent of John Martyn at his most fluid with a Bert Janch-like percussive snap.'
'Phenomenal guitar playing. Clever storytelling and lyrics.'
'Phosphor by Karl Culley is an excellent album with more than a hint of Kelly Joe Phelps about it.'
'Brilliant, dynamic, beautiful.'
'Impressive. Each song twists in intriguing directions.'
'Do not distract your attention from this musical genius.'
'If John Martyn, Tim Buckley, and José González rock your boat, here’s a new name to delight you.'
'Peace and gravity…affectionate and inviting.'
'A genius in the making.'
'Culley's from the Nick Drake school of hushed, introspective songwriting… hypnotic, atmospheric and inviting.'
'Subtle, poetic, like a craft work with lots of fine details unfolding when you look closer... simply clever, stunning work.'
'I can’t think of anyone in the UK today writing better acoustic songs.
Spell-binding acoustic genius.'