For a decade, The Alter Eagles have been astonishing audiences across the United States with their inspiring tribute to the number one selling band of all time in North America.  Having performed over 1000 shows, making them one of the most prolific tribute acts today, Alter Eagles is comprised of 6 versatile vocalists who each play multiple instruments during the show. Whether it’s an outdoor show with 20,000 singing fans or an intimate venue with 100 “Friends of the Band” Alter Eagles make every performance exciting and memorable. 

The Alter Eagles are:

BAND BIOS

Todd Pitts

Vocals, Guitars and Drums

A Floridian and band founder, Todd grew up, along with his siblings, singing harmonies, learning from and singing with their Mother.  Her naturally amazing and classically trained voice has been passed to him along with an exceptional vocal range.  Todd was a huge Rush fan in his teens and decided to teach himself to play Bass and sing the parts of Geddy Lee.  He is a self taught multi instrumentalist, including Drums, Guitar, Keyboard and Bass.    He spent the past 20 years, since completing his service in the U.S. Army,  touring and performing all over the United States. His phenomenal vocals and musical versatility are a hallmark of an Alter Eagles show.

Todd McNamee

Vocals and guitars

Todd has been playing guitar for nearly 30 years. He is a life-long Eagles fan, especially with Joe Walsh in the lineup. Playing the parts of Joe Walsh is a dream-job for Todd. There is a very unique style there that ranges from tasty signature licks to classic Joe Walsh slide solos.

From the late 80's to the mid 1990's Todd played extensively in the New Jersey/Pennsylvania bar circuit in such bands as One Night Stand and Legal Tender. Todd enjoys making and customizing guitars and uses several of them in both recording and live performances. Primary influences in addition to Walsh and the Eagles include Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Eric Clapton.

Ken Custalow

vocals, guitars, drums and keyboards

Ken learned to play the drums at age 9.  His older brothers had a band and he would jam with them while they were practicing in the garage. Throughout his life his repertoire expanded to include guitar, keyboards, sax, harmonica, mandolin and the Kazoo :-)  His adult life has been full of playing music professionally across the country. He played in original projects with former members of Night Ranger and Boston and has opened for Cheap Trick, Chris Isaac, Robin Trower and Molly Hatchet.  He began Martial Arts training in 98', Earning 4th degree black belt in TaeKwonDo and HapKiDo.  He decided to start an after school martial arts program for kids that is still running after almost two decades.

 

 

 

 

 

Tim McMaster

vocals and bass guitar

Tim saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show when he was 3 and was hooked.  Hailing from Philadelphia, Tim spent his early years honing his skills playing with many of that city's top acts.  Tim relocated to Austin, Texas in 2008, where he routinely performed alongside Grammy award winning artists before moving to Florida's west coast.  Tim's talents and dedication have taken him across the globe playing his Fender bass and singing harmonies.

Michael Beatty

vocals and guitars

Michael's guitar lessons began at 6 years old in Ohio.  At age 12 ( using newspaper route earnings ), he bought his first Gibson Kalamazoo electric guitar and Fender Deluxe Reverb Amp ( which he still owns), he later traded that Kalamzoo in for a natural maple Gibson L6S. He learned vocal harmonizing in the 3rd grade and at age 13 he found an interest in the Blues and took finger picking style lessons. He discovered the "Electric Blues" from bands such as John Mayall's Blues Breakers featuring Eric Clapton,  that inspired him at age 14 to acquire his gold top Les Paul original which he also still owns to this day. He spent many days and nights jamming at parties and bars around southeast Ohio in various local bands.  He eventually left the bar & party scene to concentrate on providing for and building a family with his wife Mary Lou.  Michael is living the slogan he got from his mom Betty Lou, "the secret of staying young is to find an age you really like and stick with it! Michael says, "Playing all these fantastic Eagles songs from when they burst on the scene in the 70's takes me right back to that age. My wish is to share ‘that age with many wonderful audiences throughout the country as a member of the Alter Eagles”. 

Guy "Gruvo" Ruvolo

vocals, drums, keyboards, guitars etc. etc. etc.

Upon experiencing his first guitar lesson at 7 years old, Guy was "hooked" on music.  His parents had to force him to "STOP playing that guitar and go study!".  At age 9, he formed his own band, "3 Men And A Guy".  When they played their first gig, their 4 piece band got paid $40!  Guy taught himself to play Drums, Piano and Bass.  He then worked his way up the ladder to become a professional studio musician in NYC, where he got the chance to work with top players in the business.  He eventually built a Pro recording facility in Manhattan and broke into the "Jingle" business, where he composed, played on, engineered and produced many music tracks for TV and film.  In addition to being a part of the Alter Eagles, he still produces music for TV and film with more than 64 songs playing in 131 countries.

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