Alan joined HighCamp late in 2015 as a “fill-in” drummer for an upcoming gig and had so much fun he joined as a permanent member. As a musician (yes, drummers are musicians), there is nothing more satisfying than seeing people singing and moving to the music you play. And that’s just what HighCamp brings in spades. Before joining HighCamp, Alan played drums in several bands, including The Deaf Cats, an original rock band based in Framingham, and Littleton-based Almost Legal, a rock/pop/country band playing danceable hits from the 70’s to present day.
Alan’s musical influences (i.e. drummers) include a wide range of styles and genres, but have one thing in common: great rhythm and dynamics. Early influences were John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Richie Hayward (Little Feat), Ian Paice (Deep Purple), and Vinnie Colaiuta (Frank Zappa). More recent drumming influences include Carter Beauford (The Dave Matthew Band), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), and Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters). Alan strives for a personal drum style that has a deep pocket and groove, but with an element of excitement using dynamics, fills, and syncopation.When not playing (or thinking about) drums, Alan is a practicing Attorney in Concord, MA (akramer.com), an avid skier and PSIA certified ski instructor, and he enjoys the occasional single malt scotch.