Alan Reid was an ever-present member of Battlefield Band from 1969-2010 when, after four decades, he decided that it was time to bow out, in order to develop his writing and to follow other musical paths and partnerships. He now performs in a duo with Dutch guitarist and singer-songwriter Rob Van Sante
Alan is also a gifted singer and songwriter, his solo and harmony singing have been to the fore throughout Battlefield Band’s history. His songs have been a feature of the band’s repertoire since the early 80’s and have been noted for their story telling element, lyricism and their strong melody. In 1998 his first solo album ‘The Sunlit Eye’ featuring new songs, original tunes and two of his favourite Burns’ songs was released. His song and tune book ‘Martyrs, Rogues and Worthies’ was released early in 2001.