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BIOG

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 Kate, Baby I need your Lovin, Nigel H Seymour, Ray Sharkey,

Pete Shirley, Andy Halsey, Karin Grandal-Park, Oncescene, Simon McKelvie

Mats Ronander, Lisa Dykes, Maaike Breijman, Paul Tsanos, Ella Walters, Bedlam, Twice Bitten, Suzi Que, Amanda Kelly,

Beak Davison, Kevin Sharkey, The Mad Monks, Danny Holland, Esther Brennan

Paul Hancock, Barry 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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