Alan “Gator” Wheeler / keyboards
Another Jackson, Tennessee native, Alan Wheeler has long been one of the most in-demand keyboard players in the Mid-South. The diversity of styles he plays fits any musical situation with a mastery unsurpassed by most others in his field.
Alan cut his musical teeth on show tunes, classical, rhythm & blues, soul, rock & roll and country and brings a well-rounded sound to the stage of every WS Holland Band performance. He has toured, recorded and appeared with some of the South’s legendary artists including R&B great Rufus Thomas, Rockabilly pioneer Carl Perkins and others through his nearly half century of playing professionally.
His versatility has been put to good use in the recording studio throughout his career recording with his own bands and countless other artists of various genres.
When not touring Alan owns and operates Wheeler Piano Service in Jackson, TN and plays local shows with the Hot Country Band weekly. His craftsmanship in refurbishing and totally rebuilding classic pianos is known throughout the Mid-South as well as evidenced by his masterful work that has left behind beautiful works of art for generations to enjoy and appreciate.
Alan and his wife, Alice, live just south of Jackson in the Malesus Community, have two grandchildren and enjoy camping and boating when not on the road.