TOMMY ALLEN'S TRAFFICER
Tommy Allen's Trafficer
Tommy Allen - Musicial Biography
In 1990 Tommy got his first guitar at the age of 13 and began
teaching himself to play. From 1995 to 1996 he attended the Guitar Institute.
He eventually abandoned his tuition and instead entirely devoted himself to
gaining experience on the road. Until the age of 21 this involved performing
with Marcus Malone's band playing a mix of soul, funk and blues rock at hundreds
of live gigs and music festivals around the country. He also features on Malone's
album "One more time".
Having gained invaluable experience through touring with Malone,
Tommy joined Nicky Moore Blues Corporation at the age of 21. Between 1998 and
December 2001 Tommy played blues-rock with the Blues Corporation on two CDs
("300 pounds of joy" and "Live"), on never-ending tours
of work from live radio shows to live performances and over-seas gigging.
Through these years he's worked, jammed and recorded with:
Lazy Lester, Studebaker John, The Producers, Robin BiBi, Doctor JJ, John T-Bone
Taylor (Bop Brothers), Dog House Hill, KGB, Ben Waters, Papa George, Rod Garfield,
Danny Bryant, Dino Baptiste, Connie Lush, Robert Hokum, Earl Green, Todd Sharpville,
Eddie Martin, Otis Grand, Ian Parker, Pee Wee Ellis (James Brown Sax Player),
The Juke Joints, Bill Hurley (The Inmates), Eddie Martin, Simon Kirk and Mick
Ralph (Bad Company). And many more...
On top of this between 2000 and 2001 Tommy played guitar for
the Sugababes recording their single "Soul Sound" and appearing with
them on 24 Television Shows, 6 of which were live, around 10 live performances
in England and Europe plus a BBC Radio One live session. Up to date Tommy is
not only being considered as one of Britain's top blues guitarist, he's now
gaining a name as a song writer and performer, two areas he wants to push. He's
now toured with Big Joe Turner (BB King and Stevie Wonders Bass player) and
Mojo Buford (Muddy Waters Harp Player).
January 2004 saw Tommy accompany Sam Kelly on a live Jazz FM
Session and Trafficker are soon to record a session for the BBC Radio 2 Paul
Jones show to be transmitted in summer 2004. With Trafficker Tommy has in Feb
2004 recorded their first Radio Session for BBC Radio 2 (Paul Jones Show). And
by December 2004 was ask back to do the Paul Jones Christmas Special again on
BBC Radio2. Mojo Buford come to the UK again in 2005 and asked Tommy back to
be his Guitarist on tour.
Trafficker had a change around and became a power trio at the
start of 2005 and now with their third album out "Fade to Black" Tommy
has shown again strength in his singing and writing abilities.
Tommy Allen - Personal Biography
I was born on December 13th 1977. Up until the age of 24 I
lived in Basingstoke with my mum and just up the road from my brother Stephen
and sister Beverley. My son Louis was born in August 1998 and is growing up
to be a wonderful little boy. I met my fiancée Beth at the Colne Blues
Festival in August 2001 and we got engaged a year later. Beth is in her final
year of an English degree at university and we have planned our wedding for
summer 2005. When I'm not gigging or driving (which I seem to spend most of
my time doing) I enjoy watching films. Since getting my own house I have started
cooking (which Beth enjoys!). I have recently traced my family tree back nearly
200 years and enjoy spending time with my family in Basingstoke.
The story so far...
It seems yet again I'm thrust into more directions. Just when
you feel it's coming together right something always happens where you have
two options left open, give up or carry on with it and build, as it's a learning
thing all the time. So now with a little detox after Christmas 2004, with the
old players messing me around Trafficker has moved forward starting with a new
three-piece rhythm section and hopefully new songs with a third album under
the pen. I would like to keep keyboards in but until I can find a committed
keyboard player (if one exists) I have to work with what there is. But I do
have a few guest keyboard players that will be dropping in on certain performances
through the year.
Trafficker's songs have built and come a long way, it's been
3 years and Trafficker has travelled as far as Italy as well as constantly touring
across UK. Trafficker has recorded two BBC Radio Two Session for Paul Jones,
Supported Walter Trout and been the backing band behind Mojo Buford on his 2003
Tommy Allen - Guitar and Vocals - email@example.com
Tommy was given his first guitar for Christmas in 1990 and
at the age of 13 began to teach himself to play. In 1995 he was awarded a scholarship
to attend the prestigious guitar institute in London and could be seen busking
on the streets in his home town of Basingstoke, as well as gaining experience
around his local blues venues. However at the age of 19 he left the institute
and joined the Marcus Malone band Red House, which included appearing on Malone's
album "One more time".
At the age of 21 he joined Nicky Moore's Blues Corporation,
performed all over Britain and Europe and recorded two CDs "300lb of joy"
and "Live". He was also seen with the top British blues band the Producers
with Harry Skinner in 2000 and in 1999-2000 appeared with the pop group Sugababes
which included recording a single "Soul sound" and performing live
on many television programmes. Through out this time he was busy recording his
album on his home studio and appearing with dr JJs Blues Band. November 2002
he toured with Big JoJoe Turner and his Memphis Blues Caravan with Michael Roach
on vocals. He has also jammed with many of the old greats of the blues world
including Buddy Guy, Pee Wee Ellis and Luther Allison and is consistently described
as the best young blues guitarist in Britain. The future looks bright!
Barry Pethers - Bass - firstname.lastname@example.org
Barry Pethers was inspired to play Bass Guitar at just 15 years
of age by the late, great Maurice Gibb, whom had a Bass Guitar made in the States
and sent over for Barry. Barry never put down the instrument and shortly after,
he joined the fantastic young band Too Hot To Handle. The band became extremely
popular, twice supporting Dr. Feelgood and headlining many festivals.
After Too Hot To Handle, Barry joined the fabulous Dr. JJ's
Blues Band, performing to packed audiences all over the country. Shortly after
this came a request from Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) asking Barry to play
Bass for him at a private solo concert. Barry was invited to record a track
Maurice Gibb Tribute Album. The track also featured Tommy Allen on vocals and
guitar, and became the opening song of the album. Barry has also enjoyed success
as a session player, with one song he performed on entering the European charts.
Barry met his Bass hero, Marcus Miller at a London gig. Marcus asked Barry to
play for him and said, "I'm very impressed. I look forward to hearing great
things of you in the future!".
Barry has recently played & toured with the Robin Bibi
Band and is still after 4 years plucking the strings with Dr.JJ. Barry says
he is looking forward to playing with his long time friend Tommy & hopefully
the future will be bright.
Craig Bacon - Drums - email@example.com
Craig's initial live experience was gained in pubs and clubs
playing with covers bands, and original bands on the London circuit. During
this time he had his first experience in the recording studio and has since
worked with various artists, producers and writers including Alex Von Soos (All
Saints, Atomic Kitten, Bellefire) Gary Bromham (George Michael, Dannii Minogue)
and Brio Taliaferro (Sugababes, Aswad). He has also played fesitvals, made TV
appearances and toured with a show band, playing to a click track and packed
audiences every night. His drumming style is totally natural and groove based.
He has studied at Drum Tech (London) honing his technique.
Marcus Malone - One More Time - RLB1804
The Blues Corporation - 300 pounds of Joy - 1003 BC
Dr JJ Blues Band - Live CD - Hal 003
The Blues Corporation - Live - 1004 BC
Sugababes - Soul Sound (Single) - loncd460 8573897862
Marcus Malone - Walkin' Shoes (Marcus Malone and Friends) - Redline Music no:
Beegees Maurice Gibb Tribute song - "On Time"
Trafficker - Lost In The Frame (2002)
Trafficker - Natures Most Wanted (2003)
Trafficker - Fade To Black (December 2005)
More info here:
trafficker - firstname.lastname@example.org
00 44 (0) 7944 083477 or 00 44 (0)1948 770215
Pete Evans - email@example.com