Alan Barnes was born on 23rd
July 1959 in Altringham, Cheshire UK. He studied clarinet and woodwind at Leeds
College of Music, where he met the pianist Dave Newton who became a life long
friend and recording partner. Between 1980/86, he toured with bands such as The
midnight Follies, Pasadena Roof Orchestra and 3 years with Tommy Chases band. In
the mid 80s he recorded 4 albums with the Jazz Renegades, a band he formed with
the drummer Steve White.