Alison started playing sax in the early 80's while
a member of the Nottingham Youth Theatre and her
performance was at the Edinburgh Festival in shows
containing music written by group members.
In the mid 80's, Alison secured a place on the jazz
course at Leeds College of Music, where she studied
Wood and also travelled to London to take tuition
from Jean Toussaint, who she met while on a summer
school at the Guildhall.
While living in Leeds, she was a member of Indie band
Out to Lunch and gigged and recorded with The Violet
On moving to Manchester in 1990, Alison joined hard-gigging
power-pop outfit Possible World Theory and later spent
a couple of years working with Ashley Hutchings of
Albion Band fame, gigging at the Cambridge Folk Festival
among many others and releasing an album entitled
A Batter Pudding for John Keats, featuring some of
her own compositions.
Alison iscurrently working with Birmingham based
vocalist Judy Duff in Nu Soul Generation and in Manchester
with blues/cajun outfit The Bourbon St Preachers and
Moss Side ska and jazz singer Abina.