Influences: Fred Hammond
During Alton's upbringing he was exposed to music daily through the local DC radio stations and Albums collected by his father. He admired singers/groups such as Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, Temptations and Earth, Wind and Fire. He began playing the trumpet and alto saxophone in middle school and was a quick study and also participated in neighborhood go-go band “Total Groove”.
He began singing in 1995 after joining a local church where he is still an active member of the Music Ministry. He serves as a Ministry Head, a group of musicians and singers assembled to minister in song during Sunday and Tuesday Night services, Weddings, and other Special Events.