The Alastair Greene Band

The Alastair Greene Band

BandBluesRock

Southern California Blues Rock madness in the style of The Allman Brothers or Stevie Ray Vaughan but without the cliches. Burning solos, slamming rhythm sections, powerful originals cover songs that will burn your face off but leave your ears.

Biography

Alastair Greene is a guitarist/singer/songwriter based out of Santa Barbara California who plays blues and blues influenced rock much in the same vein as Gov't Mule, Rory Gallagher, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Allman Brothers Band, etc,..

He has been performed and/or recorded with a number of California and International artists over the years including: Alan Parsons, Mark Karan (Ratdog), Jeff Pevar (CSN), Aynsley Dunbar, Frank Goldwasser, The Pontiax, Wally Ingram, Seymour Duncan and Mitch Kashmar to name a few. His first full length album under his own name entitled "A Little Wiser" was released in late in 2001. The Alastair Greene Band has shared the stage with such artists as John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Mike Campbell's Dirty Knobs, Lonnie Brooks, Jonny Lang, Junior Brown and Robin Trower.

2002 found Alastair doing session work with world-renowned drummer Aynsley Dunbar as well as playing lots of shows around Southern California with his band and a variety of others.

October 2003 marked the release of "The Alastair Greene Band: Official Bootleg- Live In L.A." Rounding out the established sound of Alastair, Tom, and Jack is the Hammond B3 stylings of former Junior Wells Band alumni Steve Utstein.

2004: The Alastair Greene Band teamed up with Delta Groove recording artist Mitch Kashmar (Harmonica and Vocals) to play gigs as the Kashmar Greene Band. Mitch and Alastair also formed an acoustic delta blues style duo and have been playing gigs all over Southern California. In May Alastair played the Spring Blues Fest in Belgium with Frank Goldwasser and Mitch and upon returning home got a chance to open the American Roots Festival with Jonny Lang and Junior Brown at the Santa Barbara Bowl with the AGB. On the recording front Alastair played on 2 songs on the newest Alan Parsons CD "A Valid Path" which also contains contributions from David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) and The Crystal Method.

2005: The beginning of the year found the AGB in the studio backing Blues Guitarist and Singer Frank Goldwasser for a full length CD. Other studio work is planned for another AGB release as well as plenty more gigs.

Alastair Greene Band
News Page

JAN 2005
AG Invited to play Rory Gallagher Tribute Festival in Ballyshannon Ireland in June.
More Info @ www.goingtomyhometown.com

JAN 2005
AGB finishes recording new CD with Blues Singer/Guitarist FRANK GOLDWASSER. More Details ASAP.

DEC 2004
Alastair was Awarded BEST BLUES ARTIST by ALL ACCESS MAGAZINE
www.allaccessmagazine.com

DEC 2004
Alastair was listed as one of the TOP 100 Unsigned Acts in MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE for the 3rd Year in a row.
www.musicconnection.com

AUG 2004
ALAN PARSONS new CD A VALID PATH is released. This CD features Alastair on 2 songs with additional contributions by David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Crystal Method and more.
www.alanparsonsmusic.com

JUNE 2004
06/25 Alastair Greene Band opens American Roots Music Festival at SANTA BARBARA BOWL. www.sbbowl.com
Other acts: Jonny Lang, Shelby Lynn, and Junior Brown

MAY 2004
05/15 Alastair appears w/ Mitch Kashmar and Frank Goldwasser at SPRING BLUES FESTIVAL in BELGIUM
www.springblues.be

APRIL 2005
SEYMOUR DUNCAN AND FRIENDS with Jeff Pevar and Alastair Greene 04/18 AG celebrates his 33rd Birthday jamming with Guitar Tone Legend Seymour Duncan and CSN Guitarist Jeff Pevar.

Discography

Alastair Greene- A Little Wiser 2002
The Alastair Greene Band- Official Bootleg Live in L.A 2003

Set List

Capable of playing 3 (three) 45 minute sets including originals and covers.

Typical 45 Min Set:
Funky Mama, Ramblin' Mind, Beginning To Wonder, Cissy Strut, Say What You Want, Love Too Strong, 3 Bullets.

Originals Played Live: Get My Wings, A Little Wiser, Off The Edge, 3 Bullets, Say What You Want, Walking In Circles,

Covers Played Live: Funky Mama, San Ho Zay, Love Too Strong, Messin' With The kid, Afro Blue, One Way Out, Beginning To Wonder, Shoe On The Other Foot, Pride and Joy, Cold Cold Cold, I Love Everybody, Highway 61 Revisited, Rollin' And Tumblin', Runnin' Shoes, Crossroads, Red House, The Sky Is Crying, Dust My Broom,