27 May 2011, 16:35
I'm Alan - the baby of the team! I've recently discovered the world of contact lenses - which has ruined my alternative career as a showbiz look alike.
I have in my time been confused as one half of The Proclaimers, puppet sci-fi superstar Joe 90 and even the Mr Muscle guy from the cleaning adverts!
My pre-broadcasting career began in McDonalds. I managed to last all of five years, which seemed unlikely after I slipped and lost my footing while walking down the stairs and went flying (along with a huge pile of trays) on day two. I had the entire restaurant staring and laughing, oops!
Thankfully I've had no such misdemeanours since joining the team on The Nightshift. Hopefully we won't have an occasion where your screen goes blank or fuzzy - you'll know who to blame if it does!
Viewers in the West of Scotland will perhaps recognise my dulcet tones from my shows on Radio Clyde. From the age of about 10, I've always had a passion for music and broadcasting.
I was lucky to start working at my favourite radio station at the age of 17 and do all sorts of background work before going behind the mic in 2006.
Over the years I've been lucky enough to have met and interviewed some fantastic personalities. The best of the bunch came in January of 2011 when I was invited to the premiere of the Queen and Ben Elton musical We Will Rock You at Glasgow's Kings Theatre and got to interview the main men, Brian May and Roger Taylor after the show!
It's difficult to concentrate on what questions you're going to ask when you're in the presence of greatness - especially when you're asking what the great Freddie Mercury himself would have enjoyed about the show!
I love my music more than anything and try to go to as many gigs and shows as possible. Standouts include U2's Vertigo tour at Hampden in 2005, Bon Jovi's Greatest Hits tour in 2008 (despite the fact it poured down constantly that night and took about two days to dry out afterwards).
Also on the list, a little surprising, was Jamie Cullum at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall. He is a magnificent musician and entertainer - I thoroughly recommend you take time to see him when he next plays live in Scotland.
I enjoy sport despite being absolutely terrible at most of it! I was always the guy who was picked last at school football. Having said this, I have a dab hand at switching it on the TV with a remote control from a cosy chair and a bag of crisps in hand!
To counteract this, I have completed several 10Ks and will attempt my first ever half marathon in a few months time.
I adore travelling. My favourite place to visit is Pollensa on the north coast of Majorca, it is a truly idyllic location with great beaches, bars and restaurants. Ah, I can almost transport myself back there now in my own mind.
Well that's a little about me. Look forward to speaking with you soon on The Nightshift. In the meantime, I'm away to investigate some new, non-spectacle wearing look alike for me to impersonate.
Last updated: 27 May 2011, 18:25