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A feature of Alan James - Chris de Burgh and John Lennon tribute act


Alan James has been a Chris de Burgh Soundalike/Tribute Act since 1996. Since then, Alan has been performing his tribute to sell out venues throughout the UK, Europe, Spain, Ireland, Jersey, Isle of Man and the USA. Alan as also appeared as Chris De Burgh on ITV and Sky TV.

He was the very first Chris De Burgh tribute artiste to be invited personally by Chris De Burgh to sing with him at his open air concert at Harewood House, Yorkshire on 30th August 1998; this was something to which Alan describes as "a great honour".
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Then CdeB invited Alan on stage again, this time to sing a song with his band in front of a packed theatre at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester in July 1999.
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Chris de Burgh recalled the events in the Getaway Gazette Feb 2000 "So, Ian Moor was at Manchester - and also another guy called Alan James, who's a Chris de Burgh impersonator. That's what he does for a living, and he's very good, too. Ian and Alan both came on stage, stage left and stage right, during Lady In Red' - completely confusing the audience - while I walked up the middle, out of the audience. The audience was looking at three different people, coming from three different places, and listening to three different voices thinking 'Now, which is the real one?' It was really funny."  
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Alan James is now established as Europe's official look-a-like/sound-a-like tribute to Chris De Burgh, since 2000 he also performs a tribute to John Lennon and The Beatles.

Alan was originally a drummer, and jammed on stage with Lennon and some of the other Beatles when they were at the Star Club/Top Ten club Hamburg in the early 60's sessioning on an album with Tony Sheriden.

In 1969 Alan set a new record for the Worlds longest drum marathon of 109 hours 6 mins 39 secs; that's Sunday to Friday with NO SLEEP! Authenticated by the Guinness Book of Records; he was 24 at the time.

Alan is currently very busy recording, and mixing the final touches to an album and a single that he's been writing & recording for the past 12 months. He is also writing songs for other artistes and can be contacted for bookings through- Global Entertainments

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"He is brilliant, unbelievable, so uncanny. Even my kids, when they heard the songs and saw Alan's photograph, they thought it was me." - Chris De Burgh

"Certainly, Alan James' voice and performance is so like that of Chris De Burgh, it is just like listening to one of Chris De Burgh's CD's." - Mark Richie, The Stage



This section of is for the fans and fans to be of Chris de Burgh. Check out some of the amazing things to do and see here including:

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The Storyman: An in depth look and latest news.

Chris de Burgh - The River Sessions
Revealed - this superb new CD recorded in Glasgow 1981.

New Album by Chris de Burgh
Chris High reviews the new album from Chris de Burgh.

Ferryman Productions
Unofficial information about Ferryman Productions Ltd.

Chris de Burgh's daughter was Miss World 2003

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Biography of Miss Ireland 2003/ Miss World 2003 plus latest information.

CdeB Rare Facts
A collection of hard to find and uncommon CdeB facts.

The Chris de Burgh Story
A ten minute streaming video presentation - 'The Early Years'.

There's a New Star Up In Heaven Tonight
A tribute to Princess Diana and her connection with Chris de Burgh.

Chris de Burgh on songwriting
Quotes on the songwriting process from Chris de Burgh.

Chris de Burgh Guitar Solos and Riffs
A look at some of the amazing guitar solos in CdeB album tracks.

Chris de Burgh The Simple Truth 1991
An in depth look at The Simple Truth concert of 1991 in aid of Kurdish Refugees including pictures and streaming video.

Chris de Burgh Record Collector
Chris de Burgh has featured twice in Record Collector Magazine.

Mike Doud art for Chris de Burgh
The paintings of Mike Doud for the 1986 Chris de Burgh records.

Bargy Castle - Interactive Tour
An imaginary tour of Bargy Castle by Chris de Burgh himself.

Chris de Burgh - A Child Is Born
This truly amazing 2 minute video shows Chris de Burgh morphing from a baby to the present day - awesome!

Chris de Burgh - This Is Your Life
A Flash presentation adapted from the UK British TV series in 1992.

Chris de Burgh - Memory Games
A Selection of CdeB memory games to test you.

Chris de Burgh - Album Covers Game
How well do you know the CdeB album covers? Why not test yourself here.

Chris de Burgh - Song Title Quiz
Can you work out the clues to discover the correct CdeB song titles?

Chris de Burgh - Picture Puzzles
Rearrange these 5 CdeB single covers online - dynamic puzzles.

Chris de Burgh Java Applet Games
Highly addictive Chris de Burgh Java games - Great Fun!

Chris de Burgh Crossword Puzzles
Either play online or print out to do later, both easy and hard levels.

Chris de Burgh Competition
A Chris de Burgh MP3 music quiz - win a copy of 'Untrained Melodies'.

Chris de Burgh DHTML Zone
Dynamic HTML effects, just a bit of fun with some familiar pictures.

Chris de Burgh - Subliminal
A look at the possibility of reverse lyrics found in Chris de Burgh songs.

Chris de Burgh talks about wine
CdeB talks about his wine collection and what good wine means to him.

Chris de Burgh links
We've scanned the Internet to bring you some of the best CdeB websites.


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