Alan Parsons is rock royalty, working with some of the greatest rock artists of all time and achieving greatness personally and with his legendary band. When he landed a job at the famous Abbey Road Studios at the age of 19, it became clear that the world of sound recording was to dominate his career.
He was fortunate enough to work as assistant engineer on the last two albums by The Beatles and later went on he went on to work with Paul McCartney and The Hollies among many others. But it was his contribution as engineer on Pink Floyd’s classic The Dark Side Of The Moon that really got him world attention.
This gentleman founded a band that experienced great success in the 70s and 80s. Their trademark was a soaring combination of symphonic sound combined with rock, featuring synthesizers and creative guitar solos. Their debut album, Tales Of Mystery And Imagination based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, paved the way for a signing to Clive Davis’ newly launched Arista label and a string of hit albums, namely I Robot (1977), Pyramid (1978), The Turn of a Friendly Card (1980), Eye in the Sky (1982), Ammonia Avenue (1984), Vulture Culture (1985), Stereotomy (1986), Gaudi 1987) and more.
His current “Live Project” has toured to sell-out audiences throughout the globe. The current live band consists of him on acoustic guitar, keyboards and vocals, P.J. Olsson on vocals, Manny Foccarazzo and Tom Brooks on keyboards, Guy Erez on bass, Alastair Greene on lead guitar, Danny Thompson on Drums, Todd Cooper on sax, percussion and vocals, and Dan Tracy on guitar and vocals.
With eleven Grammy nominations, the Les Paul Award in 1995 and The Diva Hall Of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award in Munich, Germany in 2012, this gentleman has achieved levels of success rarely seen in the music industry. The Moodies Cruise is honored to welcome this esteemed Artist aboard our cruise for 2018…