Alan Shaw


Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music.


My performance experience includes everything from symphonies to Punk Rock bands. I am capable with almost any style or genre, and have no problem playing by ear or reading charts. My 25 years of experience has taken me around the world, and taught me to play with anyone, in any setting. I can do anything from quiet church gigs, to full-on stadium volume, its all the same to me. I also have extensive experience in Directing, Music Education, and Music Business. I have various music management experience, office skills, good sense of humor, easy to work with, and most of all: I truly love music.

Screen name:
Alan Shaw
Member since:
Jul 03 2014
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week


Ludwig van Beethoven, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Dmitri Shostakovich, Aaron Copland, Philly Jones, Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Buddy Rich, Count Basie, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Stanley Clarke, J.J. Jonhson, Chris Culver, Lenny White, Steve Gadd, Peter Erskine, Steve Houghton, Tracy Tyler, Neil Peart, Steward Copland, David Gilmour, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Percy Jones, Gerry Brown, Chad Wackerman, and Vinnie Colaiuta.

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:
Background Singer:


Drumset and cymbals (various configurations as per style and genre), congas, timbales, bohdran. riq. tar, djembe, and various auxiliary percussion.