SWINDON-based guitarist-songwriter Paul Kench has released a new album of original songs with all profits being donated to Cancer Research UK.

Released under the pseudonym Gentou, the record is called Sketches and is available now.

Paul, who lives in Old Town, said: “The songs on this album were written over an extended period, and by releasing this album I am proud to be able to support a charity with a very worthy cause.”

The album was recorded at Gatehouse Studios in Swindon, and was engineered by Andy Rowland.

“I am really pleased with the results from working with Andy,” said Paul. “I am grateful for the help from my friends Julian Pugsley, Joe Brown, and Chris Scrivens in making this album – AKA John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr from All You Need Is The Beatles.” Paul is also known as George Harrison with a local Fab Four tribute band.

The album of carefully crafted songs has a catchy retro vibe with flavours of early Clapton, The Beatles, Stones and Dylan.

A launch gig for the album is being held at The Beehive, Prospect Hill, on Sunday at 3pm. Entry is free.

Sketches is available to buy as a limited edition CD DigiPak and as a download via the Gentou website at www.gentou.co.uk or as an mp3 download from iTunes.

All profits from album sales will be donated to the charity in the battle against cancer.