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The Alpha Band: The Alpha Band

Terry Staunton, Acadia Records, July 2005

VIEWERS OF star-studded awards shows in recent times may have been intrigued by a gangly six-and-a-half-foot figure occasionally appearing in the background of numerous TV shots. There he was in the shadows while Alison Krauss and Elvis Costello were front and centre on the Academy Awards stage performing the Oscar-nominated songs from Cold Mountain. And wasn't that his towering frame sharing in the glee when the soundtrack to O Brother Where Art Thou? took the Grammys by storm a couple of years earlier?

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