Alter Ego Band
Alter Ego Band

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We are Alter Ego Band

The Band from left to right - Mike, Steve F, Russ and Paul. Steve B. not pictured

We were all searching for the same kind of sound, feel, and passion for the music.  We found each other by accident, or was it fate ?  The result is an awesome sound that isn't found in any other band around.  Try us out.

Revisit your youth

We perform a wide variety of Rock and Roll, Blues, Country-Western and Pop covers as well as original tunes.  Crowds consistently comment that our diverse music selection is the best.  It takes them back to their youth.  You might describe it as "Feel Good Music".

Be Inspired

Get up and dance !  Most bands are energized by the their audience.  We're no different.  As your energy level increases, so does ours.  It's what "they" call a symbiotic relationship.  You make it what it is.

Alter Ego Band Demo

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About The Band

Mike Ley

Mike started playing gigs at age 8 and has never looked back. His first real break came when his band, “The Newports” became one of the house bands at the Whisky-A-Go-Go in Hollywood, San Francisco, and The New York World’s Fair. 

After a short stint in the U.S. Navy Mike became a hired gun on guitar and bass in the L.A. area. He has worked with the Coasters, Etta James, Sonny and Cher, Little Anthony, Chubby Checker, Big J McNeely and many others in the Rock ‘n’ Roll and Blues fields. 

His Country-Western credits includes over 20 years with The Riders Of The Purple Sage. He has worked with Roy Rogers, Cliffie Stone, Hank Penny, Eddie Dean, Molly Bee, Stewart Hamblin, Red Simpson and many others.

Mike plays electric bass, acoustic bass, harmonica, guitar, mandolin, sings and writes songs.

Versatility is Mike's middle name

Mike plays a variety of instruments, sings, and writes music.  Some of his original songs are included in Alter Ego Band's setlist.

Close the deal

Call Alter Ego Band today for great live  musical entertainment to complement your event.  Office party, birthday, wedding, whatever it is we can make it better.

Steve Feller

Steve Feller

Steve has been a musician for more than 45 years and has been playing professionally for more than 35 years. Steve’s been on national television, in TV commercials, and toured both in the U.S. and Europe with some really big names. He’s also written a number of songs.  

Steve expertly plays keyboards and is the band’s lead singer. He loves making music and entertaining crowds, which you will clearly see as you watch him perform.

Feel the excitement

Steve is a musician with passion.  Watching him perform on stage is a thing of beauty.  Think Billy Joel...

I Gotta Scream !

Steve wows the audience with his vocal range and his ability to capture the true essence of the original performer.  Especially when he does an original song.  

Russ Hull

Russ has been playing drums since age 10.  After seeing the band at Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa he decided that he wanted to be a drummer.  Like most drummers do, he started out banging on his mom’s Tupperware containers.  As luck would have it, the drummer in his brother’s band was selling his old set and Russ’ parents bought the set for him.   

After the drummer heard Russ play them, he decided to give him the drums and gave the money back to his parents.  Within a year, his brother’s band asked if he would like to play a gig with them; and at the age of 11 his drumming career began.

He’s spent time in recording studios, and at the age of 16 he was standby for three different bands.  If you have a chance, ask him to tell you the story of what his brother did to him with an Allman Brothers cassette tape.  

Russ loves to play all types of music, but his favorite artists are The Outlaws, The Doobie Brothers and Toto.

More Bang for your Buck

We aren't the most expensive band around, or the least expensive.  But you get a lot of bang for the buck with Alter Ego Band.  We are the best "Value" in town.  You get more than your money's worth. 

Feel the Rhythm

When Russ starts drumming, you can't help but feel the rhythm.  It gets people on their feet.  Russ keeps the beat that keeps the band in time, while the band takes the audience BACK in time.  

Steve Beals

Steve has over 40 years as a gigging musician, teacher, studio musician and music business veteran. He's worked at A&M records in Hollywood, toured the Southwest, Northwest, Midwest playing blues, rock, funk, and original music. Steve spent seven years as Frankie Avalon’s bass player on his Midwest dates. He spent ten years as the bassist with Skip Towne and the Greyhounds, one of Chicago’s premier Blues bands. Steve studied at M.I. In Hollywood and with Steve Rodby, Pat Metheny’s longtime bassist. He performed on the same bill with Buddy Guy, The BoDeans, Oingo Boingo, Katey Sagal, Lonnie Brooks, Dr. John, and many others.

Paul Winski

Paul began playing guitar in 1970.  He and his older brother learned at the same time.  While his brother was forming a rock band, Paul played in church groups. He played guitar for about 6 years then stopped playing due to other interests.  About 30 years later when Paul's son decided to join the middle school string band, he picked guitar back up.  Paul plays rhythm and lead on acoustic 6-string and 12-string, and  electric 6 string guitars and can play a little piano, violin, and  the banjitar.  He is also a backup vocalist in the band.  Paul has performed at various venues around the quad-cities including Acker Night, Prescott Summer Concert Series, and at Cliff Castle Casino.  His second cousin Colin Winski (now deceased) was a Rockabilly star.  Rock and blues influences include Stevie Ray Vaughan, David Gilmour, Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower, the Allman Brothers Band, Santana and many more.

Engage the Audience

Paul will on occasion get out and mix it up with the audience.

Happy Feet

One thing you're sure to get when you have Alter Ego Band playing at your function is dancing, Dancing and more DANCING. We play the songs that you grew up with. 


Upcoming Events

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Latest Performances

Sam Hill's Cigars and Pipes Dec 7, 2018

Alter Ego Band performed at Sam Hill's Cigars and Pipes for the Acker Music Showcase.  We played from 5:30-8:30 pm.  Crowds gathered quickly each time we started a new set.  Dancing seemed to be almost automatic.  Dollars kept coming in to the Acker donation bag.  Who knows, Alter Ego Band may have brought in more DOUGHnations than anybody else downtown.  Looking forward to next year's Acker Music Showcase.

Dec 7, 2018 Acker Night at Sam Hill's

Dec 7, 2018 Acker Night at Sam Hill's

Acker Night 2018

Here's a compilation of the songs we performed on Acker Night.  The recording isn't great but it kind of tells you how we sound.

On July 4th, Alter Ego Band played at the Chino Valley annual 4th of July Celebration.  Although there were no fireworks put on by the Town of Chino Valley, AEB created fireworks all our own with special guest Gary Krite on rhythm and lead guitar.

4th of July 2018 Chino Valley

4th of July 2018 Chino Valley

On July 2nd Alter Ego Band performed at the World's Oldest Rodeo at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds.  Magic was n the air.  We had Gary Krite playing rhythm and lead guitar with us.  The boots were stomping, the dust was flying and the it was limbs akimbo the whole time.

July 2, 2018 Prescott Rodeo

July 2, 2018 Prescott Rodeo

June 16, 2018 Alter Ego Band donated our services to support a fund raising event for the Life Pregnancy Resource Center in Chino Valley.  Righteous Rods put some classic cars on display, a BMW was put on the raffle block, and burgers and hotdogs were served.  What more could you want on a rainy day ?  

June 16, 2018 Chino Valley

June 16, 2018 Chino Valley


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Do you have questions, want to book a show, or collaborate on a new piece? Reach out, and let's make magic happen. 

Alter Ego Band

Call Paul at (928) 713-8091