Allen played Bass in Detroit-area rock music bands while in High School. After moving to Arizona he studied music and guitar at Mesa Community College, performing in Classic Rock, Funk and Pop bands. While living in Tucson, Allen began a new life as a Christian and for many years has played and recorded with church worship teams. For over a decade he's been actively performing in Variety, Country and Elvis tribute show bands. "I'm a child of the '60's and the Southwest Surfers is a perfect fit for me."