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In Alan’s hometown of Stoke-on-Trent in 1984 it was the old upright piano in the dining room that was to be his introduction to music.  That beautiful honky-tonk sound was the bedrock for the beginnings of his musical journey.  His first professional keyboard was the legendary Yamaha DX7 which was the instrument used for his early performances in Congleton Town Hall and Marquees in the Park.  He played in lots of venues across North Staffordshire and South Cheshire in those early days. 

Since then, Alan has enjoyed travelling ‘all over the place’ playing all kinds of styles and genres for over 20 years.  Many different venues from the Blackpool Winter Gardens, the Sands Centre Carlisle, Birmingham Convention Centre to the Nottingham Playhouse.  Stretching the length of the UK from Dundee to Swansea, Milford Haven to Hunstanton.  Numerous Festivals in Thirsk, Shropshire, Southport, Skegness and the Scottish Borders, as well as performances in Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria and Cyprus. 

Alan joined VOULEZ VOUS at the end of 2011 where he thrived playing the songs of ABBA with VOULEZ VOUS.  In early 2016 he joined SWEDE DREAMZ(Thank ABBA for the Music Ltd). "It’s the most incredible cast and a real privelidge to play the part of Benny Anderson with this such an amazing group of people.  I am delighted to be on the team for this fresh challenge!"

Recording in the following studios for music projects and recordings as a session musician:
Great Image Studios, Stockport Old Knows Factory, Nottingham
Presshouse Studio, Devon     Vulcan Studios, Liverpool       Cotyso Studios Manchester
ICC Eastbourne Attic Studios, Sheffield                 The Old Smokehouse
Artisan Studios, Stoke-on-Trent         Musiclinks Studio

Playing in Euro Venues such as:
Girne Ampitheatre - Cyprus   Theatredeliege - Belgium
Theatreaanzee - Ostende, Belgium    Centre des arts pluriels - Luxembourg City
Schengen / Remerschen  - Luxembourg

Playing in Theatre Venues across the country including:l

Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Academy Theatre Barnsley
Aidrie Town Hall
Albert Halls Stirling
Astor Theatre, Deal
Broxbourne Civic Centre Hoddleston
Burnley Mechanics Burnley
The Capitol Horsham
Carnegie Hall Dunfermline
The Castle Theatre Wellingborough
Cheltenham Town Hall
Corn Exchange Theatre Stamford
Congress Theatre Eastbourne
Courtyard Theatre Hereford
The Cresset  Peterborough
The Elgiva Theatre - Chesham
Empire Theatre Middlesborough
Festival Centre Market Drayton
Forum Theatre Barrow
Forum Theatre Billingham
Key Theatre, Peterborough
Lichfield Garrick
The Grand Theatre Swansea
Guild Hall Preston
Lowther Pavilion Lytham St Annes
The Mill Arts Centre Banbury
Motherwell Concert Hall
NEC Birmingham
Newbury Corn Exchange
Octagon Theatre Yeovil
The Platform Morecambe
The Playhouse Nottingham
Plowright Theatre Scunthorpe
Princess Theatre Hunstanton
The Priory St Neots
Exmouth Pavilion
Queens Hall Hexham
Rhyl Pavilion
Redditch Palace
Repertory Theatre Dundee
Ritz Ballroom Brighouse
River Rooms, Stourbridge
Rotherham Civic Theatre
Savoy Theatre Monmouth
Southport Theatre
Swindon Arts Centre
Tacchi Morris Arts Centre Taunton
The Theatre Chipping Norton
Theatre Royal Wakefield
The Thwaites Empire Theatre Blackburn
Torch Theatre Milford Haven  
White Rock Theatre, Hastings 
Winter Gardens Blackpool

Working with the following artists, groups and musicians – click to link to them!

Thank ABBA for the Music, Swede Dreamz, Voulez Vous Tribute,   Dreaming of KateBaby I need your Lovin,  Nigel H Seymour, Ray Sharkey,
Pete Shirley,  Andy HalseyKarin Grandal-Park,  OncesceneSimon McKelvie
Mats Ronander, Lisa Dykes, Maaike BreijmanPaul Tsanos,    Ella WaltersBedlamTwice Bitten, Suzi Que, Amanda Kelly,
Beak Davison,  Kevin Sharkey, The Mad MonksDanny HollandEsther Brennan
Paul HancockBarry Swannack, The Loved Ones, Damian Scott

 I am driven by all that life throws at me taking me through the most incredible amazingly happy experiences contrasted by the hardship that is given to all of us in the modern world. This is the cocktail of life and its gives birth to inspiration for music,lyrics and songs which capture all of this. The great, the good and the challenges too! .I have also recorded a collection of my own songs called ‘Manhattan Stroll’

Like the smoothness of all those good old tunes we grew up with

blended with a modern twist the music paints a picture, tells a story, creates an image, melts a heart, feeds a mind, inspires a dream!

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