Alfred Peek Stevens (1839-1888) was a music hall singer and comedian; he was also known as Alfred Vance, the Great Vance and Alfred Grenville.
Vance was a great rival of George Leybourne, another star of the music halls, who was the author of the song Champagne Charlie (1867).
Both men are seen as representatives of the Lion Comique style, whereby performers played the part of 'swells' – fashionable, swaggering young men who enjoyed the high life. To a large extent, the Lion Comique concept was modelled on the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII).
Listen on Spotify to Tommy Trinder singing Champagne Charlie