The Open Stage, with Alan Sandeman

I have been playing guitar for about 50 years, originally in Kingston, Ontario, where I grew up. When I was 18, we moved to Ottawa and found an increased passion for music.

Since then I have focused my attention in a more secular direction, playing in several Ottawa bands doing music which varies from light rock, 50’s and 60’s and through to country and blues. At this time I play bass and guitar with a five piece band called Assembly Required doing all kinds of dance and party music. In fact we regularly play the family Christmas parties of at least six of the local seniors residences.

For the past few years I have been doing shows for the seniors in our community residences and have really enjoyed the experience and by all reports the seniors have a wonderful time with my music and my humour.