Al has been a session musician since graduating from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire back in 1991.
He has toured with artists such as Alfie Boe and Hayley Westenra and played for countless other artists such as Jonathan Ansell, Faryl Smith, Blake, Leslie Garret, Josie Lawrence, John Nettles, Jenny Agguter and many more. All of this work includes tv and radio sessions along with orchestral concerts, rock gigs and jazz gigs.
In the jazz field he has played with many of the leading names in the Britain including Simon Spillet, Alan Barnes, Mark Nightingale, Julian Stringle, Sara Colman, Bruce Adams, Art Themen (to mention a few) and currently plays regularly in the Bryan Corbett Quartet and Tom Hill’s 70’s Jazz Funk Machine.
Al has travelled the world supporting an arts learning company that delivers training programmes for large organisations that uses performance metaphors for leadership and engagement. Part of this delivery includes a ‘TeamJazz’ presentation that demonstrates team development and dynamics for business leaders.
Algorithm Studios is where Al has produced several albums and production work for different artists, particularly those who perform in the cruise ship market such as Jacqui Scott, Craig Owen, Ralph Allin, Gary Arbuthnot and Penny Mathiesen.
He has just finished 6 years of being a non executive director at a stand alone Academy School where he was the Vice Chair for 2 years.