Alan Mathis (Alan Giddens)
Alan learned to play guitar and drums at the age of seven,and began his musical career in an East London Skiffle group called the Donnie Loneghans, where he played guitar and banjo. At the age of twelve he started his own band called The Heartbeats,where he played the drums. Whilst at Secondary Modern School, at the age of fifteen, Alan switched to playing bass guitar, an instrument he continues to play, and on which he had most of his success, being a Session musician at eighteen for some years with EMI. Alan continues to be very successful on the Club/Function Circuit. Read more... various bands have been Skydiver, Five Alive, and Savannah. Alan's acting career began when he was "discovered" by an acting Agency while working with his band during a summer season in a holiday camp.