About Alan St. Jon
In 1979 Alan was introduced to a band named Blackjack who were in need of a keyboard player for their initial U.S.A. tour in support of their debut album on Polydor Records. Alan became a member of Blackjack which consisted of Michael Bolton, Bruce Kulick, Sandy Gennaro and Jimmy Haslip. Shortly after the Blackjack tour, Alan found himself back on the road as a member of Rex Smith's band where he once again was touring North America extensively in support of Smith's Columbia Records hit album "Sooner Or Later." Building a name for himself as a creative and prolific keyboard player, along with a recommendation from renowned bass player Mark Clarke, Alan greatly impressed Billy Squier and instantly became an invaluable member of Billy's band. Adding wonderfully unique backing vocals as well as creating a very special keyboard sound that was fresh and original, this collaboration resulted in the sale of over six million copies of Billy Squier's "Don't Say No" album.
Since that recording Alan has been a steadfast member of Billy's band performing on every Billy Squier album, selling tens of millions of records worldwide, and performing throughout the world as a major concert attraction. Interestingly, in world-renowned rock writer and critic Chuck Eddy's book entitled, "The 500 Greatest Rock Albums in the Universe" he rated Billy Squier's album "Don't Say No" at number 67 and "The Tale Of The Tape" at number 122. Throughout the 1980's and 90's Alan established himself as one of the few truly great keyboard players in the pop/rock music world. His credits for both live performances and recordings are so voluminous that it would be impractical to list them all here in detail. Therefore, the following is an abbreviated list of artists with whom Alan has either performed in support of their tours and/or performed on their recordings:
Genya Raven - Cher - Twisted Sister - Ronnie Spector - Foreigner - Ted Nugent - Steve Forbert - Billy Squier - Phoebe Snow - Robin Beck - Alice Cooper - Tommy Shaw - Iggy Pop - Cinderella - Michael Bolton - Fiona - Paul Young - Peter Wolf - Jules Sher - Leslie West - Desmond Child - Elliot Easton - John Entwistle
His extensive recording experience has enabled him to work side by side with a number of Grammy Award winning producers such as Jack Douglas who produced Aerosmith and John Lennon, Andy Johns of Led Zeppelin fame, Mac who produced all the Queen albums and Desmond Child who produced Michael Bolton, Bon Jovi and Cher. Alan has been able to assimilate a great deal of information and knowledge from these wonderful recording experiences. Currently, he is putting it all to good use while developing and applying his own techniques to several projects that he is currently producing. In 2004 Alan embarked in a new musical direction with the recording of "Moo Moo And The Furry Slippers." This journey into Classical and New Age music is the fulfillment of Alan's long-held wish to express both his thoughts and emotions via the medium of keyboard driven music. The music is captivating and hypnotic. It carries the listener off to a place where inner reflection becomes natural and clear. Also, his Italian and Indonesian heritage have influenced him greatly. His fondness for exotic rhythms and spirituality can also be heard throughout his own work in "SKY DADDY" and "LOOSE CANON".
Currently, Alan is involved in several projects in and outside of the studio; two of which are called "THE ROD EXPERIENCE" and "METAL - The Musical". The Rod Experience is a tribute to the songs of Rod Stewart featuring an all-star lineup comprised of former members of Rod's band at the height of his career. Carmine Appice (drums), Danny Johnson (guitar), Jimmy Crespo (guitar), Kenny Aaronson (bass guitar) as well as Rick St. James (vocals). "METAL - The Musical" is a concert tour that takes the best Metal hits of the 1980's and adds a blend of the very stars who made the songs famous. He is looking forward to playing with these great musicians on this project that launches its Tour "METAL" on November 21, 2015 at Destination Daytona.
THE ROD EXPERIENCE: http://therodexperience.com/
METAL: http://www.pheenixinternationalevents.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/MetalTheMusical/