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From Alan Carr's Files
ALAN JAMES CARR - FIRST OF MAY.MP3
STAGE 2 Showband Cork
Formed after the breakup of the Dixies
Featuring, Brendan O,Brien and Joe McCarthy.
Alan Cranny (Lead Guitar) Ernie Durkan (Bass) Paul Duffy (Keyboards),
Dermot Ryan (Sax )Mike Nolan (Trumpet)
Danny Ellis (Trombone)
Danny had played with the Airchords,Jim Farley
and later The Nevada and Miami
Link to Dannys Home Page
In 1973 Dermot Ryan(leader and sax player of Stage 2
offered me a gig with Stage 2 playing trumpet and singing.
Stage 2 had just released Beautiful Sunday and were riding high on the charts,
it was a great rush for me.
The ballrooms were jam packed and the band just grooved, it was awesome.
Brendan O'Brien, as you proably know was electicuted on stage in 1974
at The Sardust in Cork city, which knocked him out of action for some time
I realeased a single called "You've Grown up"(penned by our old friend
Mr. Lucy of the T.V. Club fame
and arranged by Noel Keelahan), it had moderate success so we went back
to the studio to cut the follow up" Sailor Boy"
I took off to Canada in 1976, Joe Mac was a little peaved at me
for leaving but we are still good friends,
He understood my situation. I am still singing full time in Canada and the U.S.,
I play Showrooms in the Casinos and I love it.
I use the stage name Alan James now.
Alan James Entertainment Services
6 Lawrence Cres.
Red Deer. Alberta.
Bottom Picture from John Bairds
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