My name is Alison Eales, and I’m one of the regular guides for Glasgow City Music Tours. I’ve been involved with Glasgow’s various music scenes since moving here in 1999, mainly by playing keyboards with Butcher Boy and singing with Glasgow Madrigirls. I’ve been lucky enough to play at some of the city’s best-loved venues, including Barrowland, King Tut’s, and – my favourite place in Glasgow – the Panopticon.
I’ve been leading the Music Mile tour since last summer, and have recently started leading the Merchant City tour as well. This year I’m leading a special, one-off tour about Glasgow’s jazz history. (I was supposed to be leading the tour last year, but I managed to twist my ankle a week beforehand – possibly an occupational hazard!)