Who Are We?

Allan Hirt: Webmaster of StyxCollector.com
Allan playing bass guitar If you haven't already guessed, that's me pictured to the right. Besides working full time in the computer industry, I'm a musician and a freelance journalist. I've been playing bass for about 18 years now, and am in an original jazz ensemble. I just changed the band's name to Pulse, but we did release a CD on back in 1995 that marked where we were at the time with the original band name of Discipline. If you want to know more about our music (or order a CD), e-mail me via the link at the top of my bio. The CD has just been released. As for the journalism stuff, I've interviewed such people as Dennis DeYoung (Styx), Tommy Shaw (Styx, Damn Yankees, Shaw Blades), Neal Schon (Journey, Bad English, Hardline), Steve Smith (Journey, Vital Information, Shaw Blades, The Storm, etc.), Gregg Rolie (Journey, The Storm, Santana), Ross Valory (Journey, The Storm), Howard Jones, Steve Hackett (Genesis, GTR), Jack Bruce (Cream), John Wesley Harding, Tony Levin (Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, Peter Gabriel, John Lennon, Buddy Rich, King Crimson, etc.), and Tony Banks (Genesis) just to name a few. I started out writing for my college newspaper, and now have been published in magazines like Bass Player and Keyboard, as well as the independent 'zine Adverse Reaction, which is available in the Philadelphia area.