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Alexander's Real Time Band: Bios

Alan Alexander III - bass, keyboards, walkabout dulcimer, guitar, flute, harmonica, vocals

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Alan Alexander III is a composer, producer, singer, multi-instrumentalist and playwright. As a performing musician he has toured internationally (US, Europe, the Caribbean and Japan), headlining performances and opening for artists like UB40, Jimmy Cliff, Ziggy Marley, Taj Mahal, Third World and many others. He is perhaps best known as the former lead singer, principle songwriter and producer for the world beat band, Dub Squad. Alan has composed source music and original scores for several film and television productions including: 'Hear No Evil' (20th Century Fox), 'Alien Invaders' (National Endowment for the Arts), 'Stuff' by director Larry Johnson. Alan recently completed the script and score for 'Alan's Confectionery (the musical)' which debuted to a sold out audience at the 2015 Fertile Ground Festival of new works for the theater. He resides in Portland Oregon. For more info visit www.dubsquadmusic.net

Professor Susan Peck - piano, keyboards, vocals

susan-kahneeta-bw.jpgSusan Peck is a pianist, singer, composer, lyricist, conductor, accompanist and music teacher. Her early classical training collided with music theatre, cabaret, rock, jazz, and world music to create a love of rhythm and slightly skewed harmonies.  She moved to Portland in 2008 after serving as adjunct faculty for the music departments of Oregon State University and Linn Benton Community College. Susan has appeared on stage in the Portland Christmas Revels.  She has also been heard at the Old Church, Balkanalia!, Artichoke Music and Airplay Café.  Susan was a fixture of the Corvallis theatre scene in the 90's, and played keyboards and throat with the Hilltop Big Band, Right Relations Jazz Quintet, The Flow and Crooked Kate. For more information about Susan, visit www.speckeltone.com .

Sarah 'Frankie' Linderman - drums, percussion, vocals

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Frankie Linderman grew up in France surrounded by the music of the African community there. That experience, combined with her classical training, has produced a young and exciting percussionist with a very unique style. Her combination of cymbals and cajon allow her to groove on the wide variety of original songs she performs with Alexander's Real Time Band. When she is not performing with ARTB it might be because she is on stage with The Shook Twins or on the road playing with Poeina Suddarth.

The Legendary Whit Draper - guitars, bass

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Whit Draper has lived in Portland, Oregon since 1983. From 1989-1993 he played acoustic guitar, arranged music, and wrote songs for regional favorites Back Porch Blues. In 1995 his song Ritzville from Back Porch Blues’ album Back to Basics was featured in the film Lewis and Clark and George starring Rose McGowan. Draper also plays electric guitar and bass guitar and has performed and recorded with such Portland notables as Johnny Ward, Bill Rhoades, Sheila Wilcoxson, Russ Finley, Lauren Sheehan, The Strange Tones, Will Vinton’s Freewill Band and many more. He currently sings plays guitar with the Sportin' Lifers, Johnny Ward and the Sharkskin Revue, as well as bass guitar for acoustic roots rock quintet The Barkers. When he is not performing with these groups you might get lucky and find him on stage with Alexander's Real Time Band.