Al Vosper hails from the beautiful city of Exeter. He has had an extremely wide range of musical influences from Big Bands, Cream, Pink Floyd, Hendrix, Rolling Stones & The Beatles. In 1978 he started his professional career with the band ‘First Class’ who had a no1 hit with ‘Beach Baby’.
In 1983, Al answered an advert in the Melody Maker and joined a club band led by Phil Aldridge. He left a year later to start a world tour with the French singer Julian Clerc as a backing singer, He toured Australia, America & Europe with Freddy & The Dreamers and in 1990 joined the band London Beat (‘I’ve Been Thinking About You’). This led him to many subsequent tours & shows with Paul Young.
In August 1996, Al took a call from Phil asking him to join an Eagles show he was forming called the Beagles. Al suggested he call it “The Illegal Eagles”. Phil wisely agreed and the show was born then and there.
3 months later, Al decided to leave and pursue his career as a free-lance musician. He playing credits include Lulu, Paul Young, David Essex, David Cassidy, Joe Cocker, Beverly Knight, Paul Carrick, Sarah Brightman, Bananarama, En Vogue, Alfie Boe, Nick Mason from Pink Floyd & Mike Rutherford (with whom he recorded a version of Hotel California!) and Il Divo.
The Illegal Eagles are extremely pleased that Al has decided to re-join the show after his “fourteen year vacation”.
In his free time Al enjoys back-packing around the world.
Al plays a 1978 Gibson Les Paul Custom, a 1976 Fender Stratocaster, a 1989 Takamine 6 string acoustic and a Dobro. He uses a Fender Hotrod Deluxe amp with Wampler, Boss and TC Electronics pedals and a Cry Baby wah.
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