Al - Vocals


How long have you been singing?
I've always sang, but I joined my first band when I was 15


Whats your current set up?
Shure Beta 58 wireless microphones and TC Electronics effects

Favourite bands and influences?
Well my favourite band of all time is Rush, but there are so many that I couldn't list them all. They include Marillion, early Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Opeth, Tull, and a whole host of classic heavy rock stuff like led Zep, Thin Lizzy and Black Sabbath

5 favourite albums?
Blimey, erm... Hemispheres and Moving Pictures by Rush (to be honest I could've picked any of their albums), Clutching at Straws by Marillion, the first 4 Peter Gabriel albums. Can I have Queens Greatest Hits 1&2? 

First gig attended?
Loads of smaller and local bands in my teens, then a few gigs at St Georges Hall and other local venues including Ozzy, Robert Plant, Magnum, Dio, It Bites etc. My first big arena gig was Rush on the Hold Your Fire tour in Birmingham

Tell us something about you that we might not know 

I love old monster movies, anything from Godzilla to Frankenstein!