Opening the main stage at Creamfields and playing Space Ibiza, it is safe to say 2011 has seen some defining moments in Alan Hartley’s 16-year DJ career.
Always thinking of himself as a clubber first and jock second, Alan was bitten by the house music bug back in 1986 but it was not until 1995, at the not so tender age of 28, that he took up DJing. Since then he has more than made up for lost time spinning his way around the country, securing gigs at many of the UK’s biggest house nights.
Starting out with a residency at Liverpool’s now infamous G Bar, back when it was still in its infancy in 96, the Manchester Mardi Gras, Love Junky, Venus, Vain Glorious and Garlands were among his early years gigs. Few can have escaped his dazzling sets when resident for cool-Cheshire party organisers Ultima and Peruvia and he has entertained the beautiful people at Miss Moneypenny’s and Chuff Chuff.