Alan is Canadian but was born in London, England. Like a million other teenagers, he started playing acoustic guitar and singing Beatles songs when he was sixteen. He began writing songs around the same time and he has now written more than 300.
He started performing at solo gigs with just an acoustic guitar, then for many years was a member of a folk trio called "Breakaway" tackling 3-part harmonies on songs by the Eagles, America, Poco and Simon & Garfunkel. After taking a break to focus on his business career, and a young family, he sang and played lead guitar for seven years in a very successful rock and roll cover band called "Platinum".
For more than 30 years, Alan has written and recorded music, starting on the kitchen table with a cheap condensor microphone and a portable cassette tape player. Over the years he has steadily upgraded his home studio equipment and he now records everything on a MacPro using Logic Pro software. He plays acoustic and electric guitars, piano and keyboards.
He has built a custom-designed recording studio in Guelph, Ontario where he lives. He writes and records his own CDs as well as producing music for singer/songwriters and duos who want to record just one song, backing tracks for live performances or a whole CD.
To learn more about using the studio for your own recording, contact Alan at firstname.lastname@example.org.