Alan Reeves is a British film composer, music producer, and Hammond B3 virtuoso. In the course of his career he has received 35 international awards, including a Goldene Schallplatte. He became known for his work with the bands The Showtimers and Clinic as well as for the music for the films To Walk with Lions, The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon, and Kill Bill Vol. 2. He has appeared with, among others, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Berry, The Animals, The Who, David Bowie and The Beatles.
HONORS & AWARDS
MUSICIANS HE HAS PLAYED OR RECORDED FOR OR WITH:
THE ROLLING STONES, THE BEATLES, THE KINKS, THE ANIMALS, THE WHO, JIMI HENDRIX, DAVID BOWIE, ROD STEWART, THE SMALL FACES, LIONEL RITCHIE, CHAKA KAHN, DAVID GILMOUR, ERIC CLAPTON, SLY STONE, RITA COOLIDGE, OTIS REDDING, SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON, LE CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, CHUCK BERRY, STEVE WINWOOD, PERCY SLEDGE, GENE VINCENT, MURRAY HEAD, LEE DORSEY, AL STEWART, FONTELLA BASS, MUNGO GERRY, NIGEL OLSSON, JACK BRUCE, GINGER BAKER, PRINCE, LONG JOHN BALDRY, YES, THE TOWER OF POWER, WILSON PICKETT, BILLY ECKSTINE, BRIAN AUGER, AINSLEY DUNBAR, TIM BOGERT
PERFORMED WITH CHUCK BERRY playing piano to a crowd of 500,000 people.
Alan Reeves playing piano with Chuck Berry, on the mic. Jerry Lee Lewis
Alan Reeves with friend Quincy Jones, in his home studio at Stone Canyon Drive, Belair, California
Alan Reeves with friend Quincy Jones
A REEF REBORN IMAX HD 3D by Soames Summerhays 2016
KILL BILL VOL.2 directed by Quentin Tarantino
DR. BETHUNE starring Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren
IVANHOE starring Stacy Keach, Margot Kidder, Nick Mancuso
KING ARTHUR starring Michael York, Theresa Russell, Nick Mancuso
RAINBOW starring Bob Hoskins and Dan Ackroyd
NATURAL ENEMY starring Donald Sutherland
THE CALL OF THE WILD starring Rutger Hauer
HEMOGLOBIN starring Rutger Hauer
TWISTS OF TERROR
FOR HIRE starring Rob Lowe, Joe Mantegna
OWD BOB starring James Cromwell, Colm Meaney
NICO THE UNICORN starring Anne Archer
OUT OF CONTROL starring Tom Conti, Sean Young
TO WALK WITH LIONS starring Richard Harris, Ian Bannen, John Michie
OCEAN OASIS IMAX, the most successful IMAX film in history
ORIGINAL SCORE for TV film directed by Georges Lautner
CORAL BLEACHING directed by Soames Summerhays
TURTLE REEF directed by Soames Summerhays
FISH SPAWNING AGGREGATIONS directed by Soames Summerhays
DIM DAM DOM – SHORT FILM
ELLE for Jean Francois Jonvelle
PATCHWORK CARTOON by Manuel Otero
THE ROAD TO SALINA by Georges Lautner replaced PINK FLOYD
LAISSE ALLER C'EST UNE VALSE by Georges Lautner
LES COUPLES, directed by Christian Gion
LE DESIR directed by Jean Francois Davy
PARLEZ MOI D'AMOUR directed by Michel Drach
PROSTITUTION directed by Jean Francois Davy
L’ETANG LONG directed by Michel Seydoux
TV COMMERCIALS, PARIS
LEVIS directed by Barry Brown (New York) also he acted in the spot. ,MUTZIG, LUX , FIAT, FORD TAUNUS, GO GAY, NATURA 1 & 2, GILLETTE G2, PEPSI COLA, CLEARASIL, SINGER directed by David Hamilton, LA VACHE QUI RIT, BABYBEL, L'OREAL, FLOREAL, HOLLYWOOD CHEWING GUM, FIAT IVECO, SUNSILK, PALLADIUM, CAHIERS OXFORD, DORTMUNDER BIER, RITMO FIAT, FLOREAL, performed by Chantal Alexandre, ASSURANCE VIE directed by Tony Scott, MAZDA, BRITISH AIRWAYS, KELTON, SPRITE, MOTOBECANE, RADAR, KRAFT, PAIC, ESSEF, PHILIPS, FIRESTONE, ROSTI, PONDS, FIAT 131, ELIDANSE, AQUA VELVA, PECHES, TEISSI, L’OREAL ELSEVE FREQUENCE, CHANEL directed by HUGH HUDSON, L’OREAL FLOREAL, MARS, MILKY WAY, OPEL, POIRES, MIXA CRÈME, PAPERMATE, JACMINE, LECLANCHE, COTE D’OR, CAFÉ LEGAL, LYCRA, CORAL, SHELL, VEGETALINE, RICQULES, FRISKIS, BADIDAS, DUSCH DAS, ELIDOR, L’OREAL ELSEVE BALSAM”, TIMEX, GUIGOZ, PIERRE CARDIN, NIVEA, LONGUEURS ET POINTES, RHUM SAINT JAMES, CINZANO, IMPULSE, SUNLAND, SAMONTANA, CHIQUITA, SUNSITIVE, GRAZIA, LANCASTER, DE BEERS directed by TONY SCOTT, HONDA, FINDUS, S.B.B., OVALMALTINE, P.T.T., MOEBEL PFISTER, LIMELIGHT, KFW WINTERHUR, RENAULT SPORT FORMULA 1, LEVIS SCOUTS, LEVIS SALVATION ARMY with his photo on the posters all over France.
Moved to America in July 1980. Lived in West Hollywood. Moved to Malibu in September 1980. After 5 months of knocking on doors, he got his1st job from Producer KIt Zeldman who worked at Young and Rubicam. Started his own studio in Beverly Hills which is where he is still recording today.
"JONATHAN MARTIN" , "U.S. LIFE SAVINGS", "COLONY WINE", "MILLER LITE", "KELLOGGS", "HEWLETT PACKARDS" (12 TV commercials during 3 years) – "CHRYSLER" (multiple campaigns), "MATTEL" (multi. campaigns), "SHAKEY'S PIZZA”, "SIMONIZ", "SANYO", "SAFEWAY", "QUASAR", "GALLO WINE", "DIOR", "HILTON HOTELS", "I.N.S.", "MJB COFFEE", "TOMY TOYS", "CITRONET", "LAWMAN JEANS", "DOANS", "MC DONALD'S", "BROADWAY", "WENDYS", "SAN DIEGO WATER BOARD", "SECURITY PACIFIC NATIONAL BANK", "BREA MALL", "KAWASAKI", "AIR CAL", "MTV", "WESTMINSTER MALL", "ELANCO", "LE GAMBI", "UNIDEN", "JAG", "SMURFBERRY", "FALL GUY", "NEW YORK CITY STREET AID", "CALTRAC", "AGREE SHAMPOO", "MERLE NORMAN", "1ST NATIONAL BANK OF WISCONSIN", "JUST SAY NO TO DRUGS" with BROOKE SHIELDS, NANCY REAGAN'S ANTI DRUG CAMPAIGN FOR THE WHITE HOUSE, DONATION OF ORIGINAL MUSIC PRODUCED, PERFORMED, and COMPOSED by ALAN REEVES.
COMPOSING, PRODUCING, PERFORMING
COMPOSED AND PRODUCED 50 TV commercials for GLASS Zurich directed by Marcello Schnyder
COMPOSED AND PRODUCED the world's only 70mm 3D commercial (short film 7min) in LA for RENAULT
COMPOSED AND PRODUCED film for RENAULT SPORT, starring Nigel Mansel and Damon Hill
PERFORMED WITH CHUCK BERRY playing piano to a crowd of 500,000 people.
THE GRANDS BALLETS OF TAHITI, for their album, singing his songs in Tahitian, in Papeete
PERFORMED AT THE FESTIVAL OF SAN REMO
GROUPS/BANDS WITH ALAN REEVES
ALAN REEVES AND MICHAEL REESE - BETWEEN TWO WORLDS
ALAN REEVES AND MICHAEL REESE – IN THE MOMENT
ALAN REEVES AND MICHAEL REESE - REUNION
THE ALAN REEVES L.A. DREAM BAND WITH RAY FOSTER AND THE TOWER OF POWER HORNS.
ALAN REEVES AND MICHAEL REESE
COMPOSED, PERFORMED, PRODUCED – RECOVERY
THE SHOWTIMERS – FAMOUS POP GROUP
SHORTY AND THEM – FAMOUS BLUES GROUP
KENNY BERNARD AND THE WRANGLERS with DAVID BOWIE
THE KREW absolute killer blues, soul, rhythm and blues group
THE GOLDEN KEYS soul group that he had in Paris
THE JAGUARS – lead singer/organ
THE ALLYCATS – lead singer/piano
CLINIC 1 st trio, played with VANGELIS (he loved Alan Reeves' playing)
CLINIC 2 nd famous trio, they played in Paris then spent 1 year in Japan, and 6 months in Italy
CLINIC reformed made an album and toured all over France.
THE ROCK ‘n’ ROLL LOLLYPOPS great R&R band, double album
THE ALAN REEVES BLUES MACHINE formed and toured with 2008-2012
THE NIGHTIMERS his great 12 piece L.A. band.
TALJA killer all star L.A. band with Ainesley Dunbar, Tim Bogert, Lawrence Juber, Alan Reeves.
BLOW great blues and soul band. Playing THE CENTRAL in L.A
COMPOSED AND PRODUCED FOR
EVE BRENNER THE HIGHEST VOICE IN THE WORLD 5 OCTAVES
BOOKS THAT HE HAS WRITTEN OR IS WRITING
SEX, BOOZE, BLUES
The story of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Survivor
Autobiography published in 2014, written by Alan Reeves.
ALAN and NINA
A true story currently being written, by Alan Reeves.
MY WONDERFUL BROKEN BRAIN
A true story also currently being written, by Alan Reeves.
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT ALAN REEVES
A REEF REBORN – IMAX HD 3D - 2016
"When I need to have music that reflects the emotional moment of the film I'm producing I can turn with confidence to Alan Reeves. Alan has the unerring ability and the creativity to compose music that will transform an extraordinary story into a masterpiece. In my view he is the very best of a small cadre of composers who can paint glorious pictures with music and pluck the emotional moment from the air to deliver it - with deadly accuracy - directly to the heart." Soames Summerhays, Director – Producer
PIETER KROONENBURG produced 8 feature films, using Alan Reeves, “who is one of the finest film composers in the world.”
"You probably know me, respected hit recorder of loads of '60's' and '70's' songs in the UK, USA, Australia, Italy, Germany, France, in fact, the World, with my band 'The Bachelors', with gold million sellers like: 'Diane', 'I Believe', 'Charmaine', 'Ramona' ... We outsold 'The Beatles' in 1964 and 1965 ... TRUE. We were the first band out of Ireland to ever have an International Number One. We had two in the Top Five at the same time ...
He got a Grammy last year for his film score for “To Walk With Lions” also an award for “OCEAN OASIS” the top IMAX film score.
now you won’t know that Alan Reeves was, and is, the greatest HAMMOND B3 organ player in the world.....the best I have ever seen...."
Kevin McCarey, National Geographic Television
“Alan Reeves score for Ocean Oasis is beautifully evocative. It captures the essences of a stunning ocean environment , the stark surroundings of the Baja peninsula and the spirit of it's Mexican caretakers”
Music Producer, movie editor, Photographer
"Alan Reeves is an amazing artist, incredible talented musician and great personality. He can compose all kind of music styles: blues, rock, pop, new age and even house music. Great vocalist and amazing keyboard player. He is working with famous musicians..."
Cece Worral Rubin played with Gun's and Roses
"I love who you are and how you are still so "on fire" to do gut wrenching, butt kickin' music!
You are a rarity these days!"
GREGG WRIGHT guitarist with Michael Jackson
"No one plays HAMMOND B3 quite like Alan Reeves."
These are just a few, there are hundreds of reviews about Alan Reeves' B3 playing, and film composing.