Al Giddens

The addition of Al to the rhythm section contributed greatly in developing the driving sound of Ruby Red. Allan learned to play guitar and drums at the age of seven, and at the age of twelve started his own band called The Heartbeats, where he played the drums. At the age of fifteen, Alan switched to playing Bass Guitar, an instrument he continues to play, and on which he had most of his success, being a Session musician at eighteen for some years with EMI.

Alan has been very successful on the Club/Function Circuit, where he has worked with some of the biggest names of the 60’s & 70’s on the Cruise/ Holiday Scene. He has also worked with Mike Lindup of Level 42. Alan has constantly led his own bands: Skydiver, Five Alive, Savannah, and EarlyBeats. Alan also enjoys an acting career, which began when he was "discovered" by an acting Agency while working with his band during a summer season in a well known Holiday Centre. If you think you have seen him before, you have probably seen him in various popular tv. programmes, including Midsomer Murders,The Bill, Dara O’Briain’s School of Hard Sums (on Dave) among others, as well as numerous Films including Mob Handed & Girl Power, released in 2014.

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