Singing guitarist

Alan Kells

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About Alan

Singing guitarist
Fort William
Alan received his first guitar at the age of 4 and has never looked back. He works as a guitarist, singer and DJ both solo and with bands.

Alan grew up in Northern Ireland, picked up his first guitar at 4 years old and percussion a few years later. His formative years were spent playing classical, blues, jazz and rock n' roll. With a move to Lochaber and being inspired and heavily influenced by the music of the area, he has used this as a platform to develop his traditional style. He is equally comfortable both performing solo and with his ceilidh based band, Tartan Paint. His rhythmic accompaniment provides an injection of vibrant energy into the sound of the band. He provides vocals and never fails to please the crowd with the usual favourites. Alan is also an experienced DJ and has had a 4 year residency in the Skipinnish Ceilidh House. He is now a full time musician and during the day teaches his instruments and manages Tartan Paint.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Ceillidh, Irish rock, Folk rock, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional English folk, Rockabilly, Country, Electronic, Ambient, Deep house, Electro-Swing, EDM, Electronica, House, IDM, Triphop, Techno, Jungle, Industrial, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Blues, Gypsy jazz, Easy listening, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Americana, Covers, Soul, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Progressive rock
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Instruments:
Singing guitarist, Electric Guitar, Bodhran, Percussion, Composer, Producer, Singer, Guitar, Bass guitar, Bass drum, Ceilidh caller, Bodhrán, Bongos, Djembe, Didgeridoo, Dobro
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Sound technician, Lyricist, Songwriter, Producer, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

200+ songs and tunes in repertoire and anything can be learnt on request