The Band

meet the alter eagles

Steve McCormack
Guitar, vocals

Steve "Steffan James" McCormack is a Hastings singer-songwriter and guitarist, and has toured the world with his acoustic on his back for over 15 years. As guitarist and singer he has been featured in touring shows such as James Taylor in 'You've got a Friend' as well as Lindsey Buckingham in the legendary Fleetwood Mac tribute 'Fleetwood Bac'.

As a songwriter he has shared the stage with artists such as Billy Ocean, The Christians, Scouting for Girls, Sounds of Sirens, Newton Faulkner, Madness, Josh Doyle, Joan Armatrading, and many others. He releases music on a regular basis and sessions for up-and-coming artists in and around the south-east of England.

Alan Tomkins
Keys, guitar, vocals

Alan Tomkins played his first paid gig at age 16 (not long after which he supported the great Brian Poole of 'Tremeloes' fame) and has been working in bands ever since, covering other peoples' material but also writing and performing his own. Alan famously played to a breathless audience of  nearly 34,000 people - though not all at the same time - when his band at the time was a regular and much-admired part of London Marathon day.

The last remaining founder of the Alter Eagles, Al's lifelong love affair with the piano is evident in masterful interpretations of key Eagles' ballads like Desperado and Wasted Time.

Mike Bradley
Guitar, vocals

A graduate of the distinguished Academy Of Contemporary Music, Mike has been playing the guitar for nearly 20 years. A full time musician and accomplished songwriter, he works with many bands (he was an integral part of indie-rockers Bifteck for four years) and does sessions both live and in the studio. You've certainly seen him on TV as well - most recently duetting with X-Factor’s Sam Bailey on Please Come Home for Christmas. People don't think of Mike and his guitar as two separate objects..they think of them as one.

 Rob Beattie 
Bass, vocals

Started playing bass 40 years ago, yet still considers himself a finger-picking acoustic guitarist. Spent most of the 70s in folk clubs, and most of the 80s in the midst of London's folk-rock scene, supporting the likes of Maddy Prior, Martin Simpson, Michael Chapman, Happy Traum (Dylan's banjo player) and  Richard and Linda Thompson. An occasional songwriter - four of his best, Red Tide, Man in the Water, A Thousand Bars and Moses Waits have been covered by Fairport Convention - he's a big admirer of Timothy B. Schmit's solid, no-frills bass guitar style.

 Ollie Green 
Drums and percussion

Ollie Green is an accomplished drummer with over 15 years of professional playing and teaching experience. Performing has taken Ollie all over the UK and abroad, playing all styles of music from touring musicals to rock festivals and resident bands to jazz trios, performing with a whole range of artists - including The Drifters, Anthony Costa (Blue) Anita Harris and Jade Ellis (X Factor). Ollie currently divides his time between live performances and recording, as well as teaching from his studio in East Sussex. Many of his pupils - past and present - have become well-established drummers themselves featuring on stage, television and recordings.

Glenn Thrower
Sound engineer and tour manager

After a happy accident brought the Alter Eagles and Glenn Thrower together he has captained the sound desk for nearly every gig we have ever done. All things technical is Glenn's game and keeping the show running smoothly is a job not for the faint hearted. As a sound engineer for almost 10 years, Glenn has worked with bands, solo artists and run corporate shows from throughout Europe and Asia; he's even been known to stand in for one of the guitarists. You'll barely notice he is there dressed in black at the back crafting the show, but be rest assured when you see an Alter Eagles show, Glenn's capable hands, ears, and heart will be hard at work keeping it alive for everyone to enjoy.

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