About Mike & about your event.
GARDEN PARTY June 30th 2018
"We have just booked Mike for the third consecutive year! We love him."
Dominic & Lesley Bedford
Your special event
Your special event is something that doesn't happen every day, so it needs to be right, right? Check out Mike's reviews. Be it a family affair at your home or a large corporate event, just pop over a question to email@example.com or call Mike directly on 0777555 8841 to discuss any aspect of your event. With many years of experience Mike can quickly and easily put your mind at rest, or advise you on the best solution.
A bit about Mike
Mike grew up in Surrey and has worked in and around London as a full time musician for over 25 years. Recently he and his family have relocated to the Cotswolds, near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire.
Mike’s story begins in Surrey at the age of 11, when he began playing the guitar, singing and writing songs. By the time he was 16 he was playing semi professionally all around the London area and at 21 he turned professional. Mike has remained busy ever since, working as a musician and band leader, providing high quality entertainment at venues and homes throughout the UK and Europe. He has also been working as a music producer, song writer, guitar and vocal coach.
As a recording artist Mike has produced two solo albums and has collaborated both as a song writer and session musician with numerous artists. In 2005 Mike was the featured vocalist on Braund Reynolds - Rocket (A Natural Gambler) which topped the UK pop and dance charts.
Mike’s live experience and technical knowhow is extensive and his enthusiasm is infectious, so if you would like more info about anything, be it gigs or about your upcoming event please don't hesitate, just get in touch.
Previous Clients Include:
RAC Pall Mall
House Of Fraser
The Bentley Owners Club
and many more...
TV and Radio
The song ‘Rocket’ reached the top 20.
8 weeks ‘A list' Radio One 2005
Chris Moyles “Mike Allen sounds like the B.....d child of Tom Jones meets Stereophonics”!
Jo Whiley’s record of the week
Record of the week Capital Radio
Breakfast TV and ITV’s Pop World
Ronni Scotts Jazz Club
Glastonbury dance stage
Camden’s KoKo Club (Camden Palace)
The Grosvenor Hotel
The 606 Jazz Club
The Dorchester Hotel
The Landmark Hotel
Hampton Court Palace
and many more...
The Line Up
Mike is available as a solo singer/guitarist or with his regular three or five piece band. In the three piece band Mike's joined by his regulars, drummer Jamie Fisher and bass player Paul Baker. The five piece band includes the addition of a female vocalist and a keyboard player.
What's Different! What's Unique!
Well to start with, Mike's voice! and there's always something for everyone in the set list with more variety than most.
Mike only works with top quality equipment and professional musicians. When working solo the act is a combination of pitch perfect vocals, sweet guitar work and very skilful use of guitar effects and the latest "looping" technology. He is able to record his vocals and guitar live into his looping machine (MIKE DOES NOT USE BACKING TRACKS) enabling him to build up "loops" of rich layers of voice and guitar, creating a huge sound for one man! Truly the modern day one man band! This requires a lot of skill to do live, and is amazing to watch. Mike's also able to use this technology with his three piece band, which means unlike most small bands that only play rock/indie pop, Mike and the guys can really vary their sound and cover a lot more genres of music. From acoustic to disco, pop to rock to reggae, just check out the repertoire page there's something for every taste!