MP3 Trafficker - Fade to Black
Hot. 70s Blues Rock, The 11 tracks will take you places beyond the misty crossroads of the delta and lead you right back to the true romance of British rock and roll.
11 MP3 Songs
ROCK: 70''s Rock, BLUES: Electric Blues
Musical Path of Tommy Allen
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 overseas 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) on both uk tours. 2006 worked with Otis Taylor (who won WC Handy Award for best new artist)
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 pulled off his longest tour yet with trafficker during Dec 2006 a 2 week tour of Germany over 3000 miles and every night no gaps - full on singing. Holland is booked for 2007.
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