About Pete Allen

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Pete Allen is regarded as one of Europe’s most talented and exciting masters of the clarinet. To engage him, contact Dee Parsons on 07501 821385 or email her at deeparsons@outlook.com.

 

In 1976 he joined Rod Mason and two years later formed his own professional band. He brought together a musical style and stage presence that has created an enthusiastic following from both traditional jazz fans and those who simply enjoy happy music and songs for listening or dancing.

 

As a boy, Pete grew up with jazz. He studied the music of the classic greats, especially Ed Hall and Sidney Bechet, two great legends of American jazz clarinet and soprano saxophone.

 

However, Pete has never tried to copy their style. Instead he has developed his own unique, exciting sound.

 

Over the years, Pete has appeared in many television and radio shows, both with his own band and as a solo artiste. For over five years, he found time to present his own jazz programme for BBC Radio.

 

During his career, Pete has featured as soloist alongside such American greats as “Peanuts” Hucko, Bud Freeman, Bob Wilbur, Marty Grosz, Billy Butterfield, Barrett Deems and Jack Lesberg, and played a number of times with the late British jazz trumpet star Kenny Ball.

 

He has topped the bill in those magical American homes of jazz, St. Louis, Sacramento and, of course, New Orleans, where he was awarded an Honorary Citizenship for his services to jazz music. In the mid-eighties he was chosen to lead the Worldwide All Stars at the Jazz Jubilee in Sacramento.

 

More recently, Pete has been selected on a number of occasions to play for the European Top Eight Jazz Band in Germany and the Philips International All Stars in Holland. He also fronts the London/Paris All Stars and his own chosen European Swing Band.

 

In 2018, Pete continues to lead his own band and also appears as a guest soloist or with his own solo music show. He now plays a number of gigs with jazz pianist Dave Browning and the world-class banjoist Sean Moyses.

 

He is a personality in British music who is eager to please an audience whatever the situation, whether leading his band, as a guest soloist or with his unique solo music show.

 

To engage Pete, contact Dee Parsons on 07501 821385 or email her at deeparsons@outlook.com.

Pete Allen's Hot Four, Five, Six or Seven

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The Pete Allen Hot Four, Five, Six or Seven will travel any distance to perform and they can be engaged by contacting Dee Parsons on 07501 821 385 or emailing her at deeparsons@outlook.com.

 

Pete Allen first formed his band in October 1978 and during the early years made thirty appearances on “Pebble Mill at One” for BBC Television. In addition, the band has appeared on many regional television shows including a six-week series on ITV.

 

The Pete Allen Jazz Band appears at prestigious jazz festivals, theatres and clubs throughout the UK and abroad, with tours in Germany, Holland, Denmark, USA, Majorca and the Canary Islands. It also finds time to play at private parties and weddings, including social functions for many well-known personalities. Among them are Roy Hudd and Sir Ian Botham, for whom it has played at a number of events including his son Liam’s  wedding reception. Pete has also shared the stage with comedians Jasper Carrot, Ted Rogers, Mike Reid and Bob Monkhouse, and pop stars Slade and Chas & Dave.

 

Pete’s band plays an exciting and entertaining musical selection of happy traditional jazz. It’s a sound that everyone can enjoy and understand. This combination of well-played music and professional presentation is perfect for any event. The musical content will always be the right blend of instrumentals and well-known songs for listening or dancing, and the band is frequently featured at events for Rotary, Lions International and other charitable concerns such as Macmillan Cancer Relief and Cancer UK.

 

Depending on availability at the time of engagement, the musicians will be as follows:-

 

Pete Allen (clarinet/saxophones/vocals) with:

Richie Bryant (drums)

Dave Hanratty (bass)

James Clemas or Dave Browning (piano)

Dave Moorwood or Sean Moyses (guitar/banjo)

Andy Dickens (trumpet)

Bobby Fox or Roger Marks (trombone)

 

Hot Four

Pete with drums, bass and piano or guitar/banjo

 

Hot Five

Pete with drums, bass, piano and guitar/banjo

 

Hot Six

Pete with drums, bass, piano, guitar/banjo and either trumpet or trombone

 

Hot Seven

All musicians

 

If for any reason a named musician cannot appear, Pete reserves the right to engage a suitable replacement.

 

The Pete Allen Hot Four, Five, Six or Seven will travel any distance to perform and they can be engaged by contacting Dee Parsons on 07501 821 385 or emailing her at deeparsons@outlook.com.

Please note that from January 2019 Pete Allen’s Hot Four/Five/Six line-up will be known as Pete Allen’s Dukes of Wellington.  The Hot Seven will be known as the Pete Allen Jazz Band.

Pete Allen's Solo Music Show

A unique solo music show for any occasion. To engage Pete, contact  Dee Parsons on 07501 821385 or email her at deeparsons@outlook.com.

 

This is a presentation of Pete’s multi-instrumental playing and singing. He offers a variety of musical styles suited for clarinet and saxophones and ranging from jazz, country and classical to well-known melodies and party favourites.

 

He can also perform alongside his recorded selection of 60s/70s/80s disco sounds.

 

All titles are played live against specially recorded orchestrated backing.

 

If you are searching for the best professionally presented selection of music for a small social function, corporate event, office party, birthday celebration or wedding reception, or maybe a hotel bar or holiday resort, look no further.

 

Get in touch now. Pete is an engaging personality, a consummate professional with years of experience in the entertainment business, and he will provide a totally self-contained music show for that special occasion.

 

Pete Allen – Clarinet, Saxophones and Vocals with specially recorded orchestrated backing. Perfect for any event!

Promotional DVD and music CDs available upon request.

 

To engage Pete, contact Dee Parsons on 07501 821385 or email her at deeparsons@outlook.com.

 

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Residencies for 2018

Contact

Dee Parsons
07501 821 385
deeparsons@outlook.com