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Alliance

Originally formed in 1980 as NEW HORIZONS BAND by Tony Feliciano and Lonnie Smith the name was changed to STAIRWAY in 1981 and then to EXODUS in 1982. The name was changed one final time in 1986 to ALLIANCE. From 1981 to 1991 ALLIANCE performed in churches, coffeehouses, prisons, colleges, high schools, military bases, campgrounds, public parks, city auditoriums, sports arenas, and outdoor festivals throughout the American southeast. They were a band with a ministry based on strong, clear presentation of the gospel of Jesus Christ within the context of a high energy Rock n’ Roll performance.

 

Alliance recorded 3 projects for public release:
EXODUS - From Darkness into the Light (1984)
ALLIANCE - Spiritual Battle EP (1986)
ALLIANCE - Answer Beyond the Pieces (1988) - Mastered (2011)

 

Core members as listed:
Lonnie Smith - vocals and keyboards (1980-1989)
Tony Feliciano - guitars (1980-1985, 1986-1989)
Tracy Hollingsworth – drums and percussion (1982-1989)
Mark Poole - bass (1986-1989)

Core Road Crew as listed:
Frank Ward - chief sound tech (1983-1989)
Dave Sneath - chief lighting tech (1986-1989)

Past members as listed:
Ken Williams - drums (1989)
Chris Gaylord - guitar (1986-1987)
Tommy Bynum - vocals and guitar (1987)
Steve Eason - bass (1982-1986)
Gary Bruce - guitar (1982-1986)
Duane Dennis - vocals and guitar (STAIRWAY/EXODUS - 1981-1985)

Past Road Crew as listed:
Craig Barnes - sound and lights (ALLIANCE - 1987-1988)
Web Hulon - light tech - (EXODUS - 1985-1987)
Shawn Baker - sound (EXODUS - 1982-1983)
Tim Lee - sound and lights (EXODUS - 1985-1986)
Greg Davis (ALLIANCE)

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