Alter Irving Biography download
Cindy Alter and Stewart Irving are without a doubt two of South Africa’s finest performers, Cindy having fronted the biggest international record selling acts to come from these shores “Clout”, and Stewart Irving coming out of one South Africa’s top rock bands, Ballyhoo.
Stewart and Cindy have both had solo success, respectively in Los Angeles, and London, and have now returned to South Africa to combine their awe-inspiring talents to form “ALTER IRVING”.
“We decided not to use backing tracks” says Stewart, “to be true to ourselves and keep the sound authentic and organic, we chose to play acoustically” added Cindy, and they’ve worked hard to keep their guitar playing tight, in keeping with their combined percussive style.
Together with awesome vocal impact “ALTER IRVING” is an act that delivers. In 2007 they opened for “Air Supply”, to massive public acclaim, proving that two voices and two guitars are quite capable of moving an audience deeply. Tom London, M.C. at the show, was blown away by this duo, and their live performance on Benjy Mudie’s show “Rock of Ages”, brought in tons of callers asking where they could catch the duo ‘live’!
“ALTER IRVING” play a great mix of originals and carefully chosen covers, as well as their hits “Substitute”, “Superstar”, “Save Me”, and “Heart of Stone”. Their harmonies and acoustic style are incomparable. “ALTER IRVING are in a different class! The biggest conversation point is the passion and commitment to their craft. You don’t find that readily, except in artists of the highest order”. – Chris Ghelakis, Electromode Music.
Cindy and Stewart are currently working on their first CD together, they’ve both written some great tracks, and have been in the studio with Leon Shaw (Mean Mister Mustard) on drums and back-up vocals, and Arno West on bass. Having just played at Splashy Fen and released a 5 song EP, as a preview to the forthcoming CD, “ALTER IRVING” are planning a national tour for later this year. “This duo have totally re-invented themselves, and their unique “country-rock” sound, coupled with brilliant harmonies and guitar-playing is so refreshing!” – Leon Economides, Radio Today.