busy in the studio doing vocals for German Electronica outfit, Lichtmond, and with YES stars Billy Sherwood and Chris Squire as The Prog Collective. Other collaborations have been with Mexican superstar Aleks Syntek, and celebrated Israeli singer/songwriter Aviv Geffen. Alan produced an album called Grand Ukulele with Jake Shimabukoro,the virtuoso ukulele player, whose YouTube video of While My Guitar Gently Weeps has received over ten million hits. The album contains a number of orchestral arrangements by Winger frontman, Kip Winger. A collaboration with Steven Wilson as engineer and associate producer resulted in major success including a Top 5 album in Germany with The Raven That Refused To Sing in 2013.A CD box set of all the Alan Parsons Projects was released in March 2014 and included a controversial never previously released CD from 1979 entitled The Sicilian Defence.Alan has received a large number of awards including eleven Grammy nominations, The Les Paul Award in 1995 and The Diva Hall Of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award in Munich, Germany in June 2012. He is in demand as a public speaker and was keynote speaker at the 2014 Audio Engineering Society Convention in Los Angeles and was the opening speaker at the TEDx Conejo conference in California in April 2012.In the summer of 2016 Alan released a video on Blu-ray and DVD, and audio in both stereo and 5.1 Surround of a major concert event in Medellin Columbia, featuring a 70-piece symphony orchestra.Alans long-time hobby has been performing magic, and he regularly attends the legendary Magic Castle in Hollywood where he is a magician member.Alan has two sons, Jeremy and Daniel, from his first marriage both living in the UK. Alan now lives on an organic avocado ranch in Santa Barbara, California with his wife Lisa and her two daughters, Tabitha and Brittni, three dogs, several cats, chickens, and an 18-hand Clydesdale called Dante.