Where the journey began. The Blanchardstown Brass Band 1961
Alan's first band with friends Leslie Norris(R.I.P.), Ben Fagan and Shea Martin. They left an indelible mark on the music scene in Dublin.
First Showband. Heather and The Pines.
On to one of the more popular showbands "The Sahara".
In 1970 Alan was recuited by one of the busiest showbands of the time "The Victors". Not only were they a huge draw in Ireland they also toured extensively throughout Europe.
The Victors 1972
Finally Alan landed a spot with one of Ireland's top five showbands "Stage 2". He would front this band until his departure to Canada in 1977.
Stage 2 at the studio for final mix on one of Alan's singles.
Alan and Stage 2, 1975
Alan's debut single" You've Grown Up".
On Stage with Stage 2, 1974.
Alan and Stage 2, 1976
Alan with some other showband forntmen of the time.
Music magazine article from Europe.
Ready for a nights work 1973.
A typical night for Stage 2 in an Irish ballroom.
What a time they had.
Lead singer with Stage 2
An old showband saying " Send The Home Sweatin' " and they certainly did that.
At a single release party for one of Alan's records.
Alan's first single "You've Grown Up".
Leaving Ireland behind Alan headed off to a new life, new adventures and whatever lay ahead in Canada.