Sounds Like: Elvis Costello, The Beatles, Tom Petty
Manager: Alan Ediger
After years as the front man for Western Canada's premiere AC/DC tribute band, Whole Lotta Angus, Alan released his first solo album, More Than I Can Be, to critical acclaim in April 2009.
Alan has played in front of many thousands of people backing many major acts including Loverboy, Nazareth, E...See Full Bio
“WINNIPEGGERS who know Alan Curtis only as frontman for AC/DC tribute band Whole Lotta Angus will get to see him in a whole new light on his latest solo offering. Instead of hard rock, Curtis's songwriting strength leans heavily on the blues, reggae and soul. There is some of classic-rock influence in songs like The End's in Sight, the boogie-blues of Lil Black Dress and Stormwarning, but he proves even more adept at summery acoustic tunes and reggae-based numbers like Don't Change, the socially conscious On the Sidewalk and Where's Doris Day, all which should appeal to fans of Sublime and Michael Franti. Curtis handles keyboard and vocals, leaving the sizzling lead guitar work to Len Milne, who also produced it at his studio, Bedside Studios. The album might claim it goes up to 11, but it rarely does -- instead we get to see another side of Curtis, one who isn't afraid to dial it back a bit. Impressive, no matter what the volume. Three and a half stars. -RW ”