Alan Fairbrother

This act is no longer performing, but check out our range of current acts at our sister site Christchurch Entertainment Bureau

Alan returns to the live music scene after a time off raising a family, now the kids are a bit older and think they’re self sufficient it’s time for Alan to get back to doing what he loves.

Alan was “almost famous” in North Canterbury in the late 80’s and 90’s (before the days of the internet and super rugby!) when music was live, loud and musicians were judged on their ability to reproduce the songs exactly as per the original. Alan cut his teeth in popular rock bands and latterly duo’s such as Cognito, Phase 2, Tin Soldiers and The Firm before retiring to raise kids as this scene was definitely a single mans sport! 

Having always wanted to perform an acoustic set and not rely on karaoke backing tracks Alan has come up with an act that is styled on the likes of Ed Sheeran, Jack Johnson and unplugged rock ballads by Green Day, Foo Fighters and more. There is also the timeless old classics from the likes of Cat Stevens and Pink Floyd that are essential acoustic pieces in the large and varied repertoire.

The act consists of acoustic-electric guitar, vocals, and Alan plays drums/percussion with his feet. He is ideally suited to keep an after work crowd longer, or entertaining people in a laid back relaxing atmosphere