Origin: Chicago, Illinois - Montréal, Québec
Alan Gerber's amalgamation of boogie-woogie, stunning vocal interpretations and fine musicianship make him an artist of the highest order. His show is exhilarating and captivates audiences of all demographics placing him in high demand to festivals, clubs and theaters nationally, He has participated in major events such as: The Montreal Jazz Festival, Ottawa Blues Festival, Fort Lauderdale Blues Festival, Totonto HarbourFront Blues, Carcassonne Music Festival & many more.
When Alan returned to Chicago to begin work for the "Let Us Entertain You" Network, he developed a one-man show to fulfill his need to create his own brand of music -- blues, meets gospel, meets boogie-woogie. Gerber's incredible energy and outrageous stage antics began to blossom and promptly, he established a faithful following. In 1994, he produced and released "Chicken Walk". He followed that up with "Fools That Try" in 1997 and "The Boogie Man" in 1999. When demand for a live CD began to surface, Alan took the studio on the road and produced "Alan Gerber Live" in 2002. This CD captured his live performance energy and audiences and buyers were quick to stand up and take notice. "Alan Gerber Live" showcased Gerber in all areas of his art. He produced the recording, wrote and performed the songs, and played all instruments on this CD. In 2005 he released the critically acclaimed "Blue Tube". A quote from Dan Behrman, producer/host of "Espace Musique", Radio Canada blues show: “He literally explodes from the very start with all the musical colors that Blues-Funk has in its paint box....
Alan Gerber is a sensitive & intelligent lyricist whose positive message is ideally driven home by the right words he uses. Alan's professional career began when he entered a music program at Roosevelt University in 1965. Producer Paul Rothchild (The Doors, Paul Butterfield, Janis Joplin...) discovered Alan's talent and soon he was a singer, songwriter and keyboardist for a group to become known as Rhinoceros. The release of two albums on the Elektra label brought Rhinoceros to tour North America with such names as Janis Joplin, BB King, Jefferson Airplane, Traffic, Jimi Hendrix, Steppenwolf, John Lee Hooker, Jeff Beck and others.
Alan left Rhinoceros and released his first solo effort in 1971 with Shelter Records and the worldwide distribution of this recording earned him a tour with Leon Russell. In 1974 the release of the single "Tied On" (produced by André Perry) went to number one on Québec radio and Alan toured the province in the wake of its success. Gerber placed two songs on the soundtrack of Bob Dylan's movie "Renaldo and Clara", performed at Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue and played with Lou Reed in the United States.
Alan has recently been touring Canada, the United States & Europe. His latest CD, Queen Of Hearts, is now available. A songwriter, vocalist, musician, producer, and comic Alan Gerber is quite the enigma...... certainly not to be missed.