About Alan

His soulful voice with a rock edge and unique style is due to the eclectic list of artists he rates as influences.  From Smokey Robinson, Sinatra and Christy Moore to Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Metallica, Kings of Leon, Stereophonics, Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. The list goes on and more artists are added all the time.  He will happily admit that Nirvana unplugged performance changed his life.

He plays covers from all genres and is right up to date with covers from Avicii, Tom O’Dell and Mumford & Sons and loves taking classic rock songs and doing his own acoustic version.  Alan has always been passionate about music since his beginnings as a drummer in numerous rock bands as a teenager.  Since picking up his first guitar and singing his first song  he has been honing his craft for over 10 years around venues in Northern Ireland and beyond.

Today you can find Alan playing in Bars, Restaurants, Nightclubs, weddings and private parties. He is currently a resident in a number of bars including The Harp Bar, Belfast; Maddens, Antrim; The Windrose, Carrickfergus and The Galgorm, Ballymena… to name but a few.

Alan is also currently working with a few other musicians who are recording some exciting original material which should be available soon.  In the future Alan plans to release an album of his original material which he is very excited about.

“Alan Lafferty played the guitar and sang at our wedding, both in the church and as the guests arrived at the reception.  He is absolutely brilliant, so accommodating with song choice and he specifically learned a few special requests we had.  We had loads of compliments on the entertainment from our guests. He literally can sing anything! Just brilliant!”

Alan has played guitar and sang at a few private functions we had, Birthday and Engagement parties in the house, he is brilliant. He can do anything absolutely first class I would recommend him for any function!

I recently recommended that my work colleagues drop into the Harp Bar to hear Alan on Saturday evening when they were in town, they were very impressed and have already picked that venue for the next planned get-together to hear him again!

We’re in Italy for the first time since the wedding, we’re all still talking about how good the music was!