Al's biography.




Portrait of Phantom Al by Alban Low

Name. Alun Westoll.

Band nickname. Super Al.

Date of birth. 26 March 1970.

Place of birth. Isleworth.

Home town. Feltham.

What instruments you play. (Semi) proficient on the drums & kazoo, not so much on the guitar & harmonica!.

Musical influences. The Beatles of course!

Favourite band or song of the moment. Archive.

Favourite Phantom cover. Country House, Kids in America, and of course... YMCA!

Favourite colour. Brown (or Beige)!

Favourite food/drink. A cream tea.

Phantoms highpoint(s). Old Phantoms: the whole of the Battle of the Bands weekend in North Wales, 2002. New Phantoms: Half Moon in Putney, Sept 2019. And the emotional farewell gig to Bri, Grey Horse, Oct 14.

Phantoms lowpoint(s). Freddie Mercury style crowd participation at one of our early gigs. The Oak – June 2019.

First gig. Nik Kershaw (supported by TíPau) at the Town & Country Club, early 86!

Best ever gig(s). Huey Lewis (supported by Bruce Hornsby) at Hammersmith Odeon, 1986 | Jellyfish at the London Astoria, 1993 | Crowded House (front row!) at Hammersmith Odeon, 1991 | Elbow (supported by Long View) at the Cambridge Junction, 28/9/03.

Gig I wish Iíd been to. Talk Talk at the Hammersmith Odeon, 1986 (at least Iíve got the album!) [Phantom Nov was there]!

First Album I ever bought: Queens Greatest Hits (on cassette!)

First Album I remember owning: The Wombles! Also very fond memories of listening to the Beatles, the Carpenters & ABBA in the car on family holidays.

[Als' old bio here]