Alan James was born in Macon, Georgia in 1979. Perhaps it was fate that he would be musical because Macon and the south have such a rich musical heritage. From an early age it was apparent that Alan had an inclination for music. He responded to music strongly as a baby and by the age of 3 was entertaining the entire family by singing during family gatherings. At the age of 6 he was introduced to Elvis Presley when he saw the documentary entitled “This Is Elvis.” He remarked, “It messed me up and from that moment on I not only loved Elvis, but music overall. I was hooked!”
His musical tastes are very eclectic and Elvis was merely the tip of the iceberg. Over the years he discovered many artists, genres, styles, and bands that fueled his love of music and fed his soul. He listens to and loves so many: the Beatles, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and the Allman Brothers Band just to name a few. Whether it is the gritty, soulful sounds of Muscle Shoals, Stax, 60s and 70s Motown, country styles of Nashville, southern rock, or the crooning of Sinatra and Dean Martin, he is simply a fan of music! Alan plays multiple instruments, but his strengths are drums, guitar and singing.
Alan says what he loves about music is its ability to move people. When it comes to music he is interested in anything that invokes a feeling. One of his deeply held philosophies is, “If I don’t feel it, I don’t want to do it”.