After several years in different groups Alan joined Bristol based group ‘New Federation’ in 1972. ‘New Federation’ became ‘Federation’ and appeared on TV talent shows “Opportunity Knocks” and “New Faces” and released five singles on EMI written and produced by Peter Morris.
In 1979 he joined Marmalade on rhythm guitar adding keyboards in 1998 when they toured the UK with Del Shannon.
In 1999 a review in ‘The Irish Times’ called him “Marmalde’s multi instrumentalist and failed acrobat Alan Holmes.”
And he still is……….