Alastair Greene Press Kit
ALASTAIR GREENE – BLUES ROCK GUITARIST & VOCALIST ALASTAIR GREENE BAND AND THE ALAN PARSONS LIVE PROJECT
Blues and Rock have met at many different crossroads... From Cream and Johnny Winter to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Gov’t Mule, these Blues Rock recipes are often boiled down to a simple trio. Such is the melting pot of influences and presentation of the Alastair Greene Band. Greene formed the first version of his Blues Rock trio in 1997 with former members of the legendary Southern California band The Pontiax. Currently, the line-up has solidified with Alastair Greene on guitar and vocals, Jim Rankin on bass and vocals, and Austin Beede on drums.
Not only is Greene a Blues Rock guitar slinging and singing front man, but he has also served many years as a side man to some legendary musicians. Currently, Greene is the touring guitarist with Alan Parsons and has been touring internationally with the English pop/ progressive rock veteran since 2009.
After Greene played on Parsons' 2004 release A Valid Path, Alan was quoted as saying, "Alastair should be out playing guitar with the biggest bands in the world. I believe it's just a matter of time." Heady praise indeed coming from the man who engineered Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, served as second engineer on the last two albums by The Beatles, and has also sold millions of albums with his own Alan Parsons Project. When the guitar slot for Parsons' band opened in 2009, Greene got the call.
NEW ALASTAIR GREENE BAND RECORD COMING SUMMER 2017
ANOTHER FINE DAY, produced and mixed by David Z containing thirteen tracks: twelve originals and one previously unreleased song written by Billy Gibbons of ZZ TOP.
Special guests include: WALTER TROUT, MIKE FINNIGAN, MIKE ZITO, and DENNIS GRUENLING.
THE BIG BLUES BENDER
HEADLINING NEW ORLEANS FESTIVAL - FÜRTH, GERMANY
Blues Music Magazine — “A major talent in the Blues Rock category”
Steve Morse - Deep Purple — "You’re a real pro, a great player. And you can sing!"
Alan Parsons - Legend — "Alastair should be out playing with the biggest bands in the world. I believe it's just a matter of time.”
Chris Shiflett - Foo Fighters — "I've known Alastair since we were kids and he's always been a ripping guitarist. Glad to hear he's still going strong.”
Chris Spector - Midwest Record — “A versatile cat that can back Alan Parsons as well as front his own blues/rock power trio, Greene hits the bulls eye with room to spare.”
Blues Matters - UK — “Alastair Greene is a highly respected guitar player who has been an integral part of Alan Parsons Project for some time. He is the equal of any and better than most.”
Alastair Greene has official endorsements with the following musical instrument companies: Hughes & Kettner Amplifiers, Seymour Duncan Pickups, Ernie Ball Stings, Mogami Cables, and Strymon Effects. These endorsements include print ads in guitar magazines, social media posts, as well as personalized pages and inclusion on the official websites of these companies.
ALASTAIR GREENE CONTACTS
BOOKING: Piedmont Talent: Jay Stollman
Direct: (704) 339-2210
ARTIST MANAGEMENT: Doug Adamski
PUBLICIST: BratGirlmedia – Amy Brat
ARTIST'S WEBSITE: www.alastairgreene.com