The Alameda All Stars was founded in 1979 and has been performing throughout the Bay Area and beyond for the past 30 years. During their illustrious history the All Stars have kept up a high level of musicianship along with a professional approach to entertaining audiences. Their infectious dance beats and humorous asides are sown throughout a well-planned stage show.
In late 1990 The Alameda All Stars met legendary southern bluesman Gregg Allman. A fast musical connection was made and between the years 1990-2004 the All Stars worked together with Gregg in his solo band, Gregg Allman & Friends... the All Stars were the "Friends!" Besides extensive yearly tours throughout the U.S. & Canada, as well as a three week tour of Japan in 1998, the AAS also had the honor of recording with Gregg on his two most recent solo albums: "Searching For Simplicity" (1997 - Sony) during which the All Stars had the distinct privilege and pleasure of working with legendary record producer Tom Dowd, and "No Stranger to the Dark: The Best of Gregg Allman" (2002 - Sony).
Over the years The Alameda All Stars has also been a springboard into the high levels of the music biz for a variety of local Bay Area musicians. From 1979-1986, All Stars alumni, Brad Gillis (Ozzy Osborne, Night Ranger), Danny Chauncey (.38 Special), Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger), Alan Fitzgerald (Bruce Springsteen, Night Ranger) & Jeff Watson (Night Ranger), all honed their chops while performing on a regular basis within the All Star family.
Ever since those early days back in 1979, the band has never looked back... we're just looking forward to the next 30 years of music, fun and frivolity!
The Alameda All Stars are announcing today that Mark McGee is leaving the band in order to pursue other musical interests. This decision was consensual by all parties with no animosity involved. And, even though he will no longer be performing with the band on a regular basis, and will be truly missed by all of us, he has been and will always be part of the AAS Family. We thank Mark for the 24 glorious years that we had with him, and wish him Godspeed and only the best as he goes forward in his life and career.
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