Alan James the leader and founder of Powerhouse is from London, England and has an extensive career in the music business. In the early seventies he spent several years traveling and entertaining US forces around the world. In 1975 Alan was hired to be the lead guitarist for International singing star Roy Orbison. He went on to become Roy's musical director and personal manager for twelve years performing at most of the major venues around the globe.
His television credits with Roy and others include appearances on the "Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, "Midnight Special", "Austin City Limits", "Saturday Night Live", Tom Snyder Show, and many Dick Clarke Specials. Alan has achieved in the business what many people only dream about. He was the "Paul McCartney" voice for KTel records. This was a series of sound-a-like albums that sounded like the original artist but did not have the price tag of the original. He also managed Roy Orbison's recording studio and entertainment company in Nashville. While living in Music City Alan befriended many of what are today's top performers and musicians and is a frequent visitor to Nashville to record and produce.
In 2000 Alan James was asked to guest host a regional television show in South West Florida called "West Coast Magazine". He eventually became the host and the shows title was renamed "Night Life with Alan James". With a growing audience of 350,000 the show proved very demanding and time consuming. With performing and running his entertainment company being his first love Alan chose to leave the show and move on. During this time Alan was still heading up Powerhouse one of Florida's most successful and in-demand corporate/social show bands.
Powerhouse is a 7-12 piece band that has such a vast song list and can handle just about any event. With five lead singers the vocal ability is awesome. They have been requested by many of the top Fortune 1000 corporations to perform at meetings around the globe. Powerhouse has also performed at celebrity weddings and most recently they were requested to perform at the wedding for the director of the Academy Awards.
The band has traveled the world and shared the stage with well known artists such as The Eagles, Donna Summer, The Temptations, Hootie & The Blowfish, Marvin Hamlish, Bill Cosby and Kenny Rogers to name but a few.
Powerhouse performed on February 3rd, 2004 for The Dan Marino Foundation fundraiser at The Breakers Resort & Spa in Palm Beach. This was the second year in a row. The guest list was a who's who of the music and sports world. The evening concluded with Darius Ruckus from Hootie & the Blow Fish, Dan Marino, Bob Costas, Amahd Rashad, Rob Carter and Don Shula singing with Powerhouse.
Richard Preuss, Director of the Academy Awards recently had Powerhouse perform at his wedding. At evening's end he said, "When I saw you guy's two years ago I said to my fiancï¿½, this is the band I want for our very special day".
Louis J. Horvitz, three time Emmy award winning movie director said, "Powerhouse is fabulous, we could not stop dancing all night."
Powerhouse recently performed for President George Bush on a private island in Florida.
Powerhouse was flown to Monte Carlo to perform for Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter's Presidents club.
Powerhouse has performed with some of the biggest names in the music industry including, The Stones, Roy Orbison, Bill Cosby, Pointer Sisters, Donna Summer, The Temptations, Jay Leno, Hootie & The Blowfish, and The Eagles.
Powerhouse has performed at three Super Bowls at the direct request of the NFL. They were the main attraction at the Player of The Year awards and also performed at the stadium on the Super Bowl Sunday.
Powerhouse was specially requested to perform with The Eagles for AT&T.
Powerhouse has flown around the world performing as the "Tonight Show Band" for awards by many of the top Fortune 1000 companies.
Bell Canada's Denis Labreque said, "Powerhouse is our favorite band. We have taken them to Montreal, San Juan. Las Vegas and Cancun, Mexico."
The Medley Songs below are not played separately
60's Medley - Dance To The Music.
60's Medley - Dancing in The Street
60's Medley - Everyday People
60's Medley - Get Ready
60's Medley - Gimme Some Lovin
60's Medley - I Can’t Help Myself
60's Medley - Knock on Wood
60's Medley - Respect
60's Medley - Satisfaction
60's Medley - Smoke on The Water
60's Medley - Soul Finger
60's Medley - Soul Man,
Beatles Medley - All My Lovin
Beatles Medley - Eight Days a Week
Beatles Medley - I Wanna Hold Your Hand.
Earth Wind & Fire Medley - Boogie Wonderland
Earth Wind & Fire Medley - Let Your Feelings Show
Earth Wind & Fire Medley - September
Earth Wind & Fire Medley - Sing A Song
Soul Medley - Dance To The Music
Soul Medley - Get Ready
Soul Medley - Gimmie Some Lovin
Soul Medley - Knock On Wood
Soul Medley - Respect
Supremes Medley - Ain’t No Mountain High
Supremes Medley - Can’t Hurry Love
Supremes Medley - Keep Me Hanging On
Supremes Medley - Love Child