Born in York, England in 1961,
Steve Allen began his musical career at the age of fourteen years of age in
Whilst studying traditional English
music and dance, acordeon and guitar, he made various appearances in Yorkshire,
In 1980 he recorded his first album "Travelling
Man"(PMC 10), and appeared as part of the Ancient Shirts Folk Band at the
Wath Folk Festival and the British Waterways Festival in London in the same
In 1981 he recorded his second album
"Oh! Good Ale"(PMC 165), appeared with Phil Gayle weekly on B.R.M.B. Radio in
Birmingham, England and participated in programes on Folk on 2, in B.B.C.
Radio 2, Radio Bedford and Radio Hallam (local radio of Sheffield,
In 1983 Steve Allen moved to Barcelona,
Spain, where he presented his music in the local clubs. 1991 he moved to
Paris, France, playing and singing in the local restaurants.
It was in 1991 when he participated in
programes on RNE 4 (national Radio of Spain), Rádio Andorra (National Radio of
Andorra) and was highlighted in journalistic reports on TVE 2 (National
Television of Spain).
In July of 1991, 92, 93 and 94 he made
appearances in the "Trobada amb els Acordionistes del Pirineu", in Arsèguel,
also participating in the compilation album of the event in 1993 e 94.
He also took part in the Festival de
Puiggerda in 1991, both festivals taking place in the Pyrenees mountains,
In 1992 he participated in the "Fête de
la Musique" in Geneva, Switzerland and decided to live in the referred city.
In Luzern, Switzerland he was invited to participate in the recording of the
album "Waters of the Sun" by Jon O'Biel.
Between 1986 and 1993 his musical style
gradually transformed to being more progressive and consequently he made
various tours in Italy, Germany, France and Switzerland.
In 1994 discovered Brazil and one year
later recorded the album "Thirty Love"
in Recife, Pernambuco.
Already with his residency, Steve Allen
decided to produce an event new to Recife, "Rock Around the Clock" in
March in 1997 and in the same year participated in the "Caruaru Forró - Rock
Fest", and played a season at the London Pub, in the old town of Recife which
was highlighted in the newspaper Diário de Pernambuco.
In 1998 Steve produced "Rock Around the
Clock II", involving fourteen rock bands and in the same year produced "Monster
Rock" in João Pessoa, Paraíba, registered by the press as being the
biggest event of this type in the states' history.
It was in 1999 that he made contact with
the Fulni-ô Indians, from Águas Belas in Olinda and in March of that year made
the only studio recording of pure Brazilian Indian music. That was to be the
start of a strong freindship with the tribe.
In September of the same year he
produced the "Festival da Safra de Catende" presenting bands Natureza Humana
and Soís Pagodis to that public.
In 2000 the CD "Yaathé" by the
native Indian group Saktêlhassato was released (recorded the previous year)
in the Governors Palace by the Right Honourable State Governor Jarbas
Vasconcelos, Culture Secretary Carlos Gárcia and consecrated group Quinteto
Violado who were also present. The release of the album was highlighted in a
report in the Globo newspaper in Rio de Janeiro. Also in March together with
Lillíssacar of the Fulni-ô, inaugurated the "Living Museum" in Águas
Belas which was reported on Globo television both in the states of Pernambuco
The following month he directed a video
clip of local singer Ravel which was included in the programming of TV Jornal
In the month of November Steve Allen
sponsored the I Ibura Rock Festival
in UR11. In the same month produced the CD
"Recife Festival of Pop" (PMCD 303) a compliation disk including
five of the best pop bands from Recife.
It was in the month of December when he
was awarded "Revelation 2000" together with painter Roberto Ribeiro by the magazine Enfoque.
In 2001 Steve Allen gave interviews at
Jovem - Cap radio station and also
produced together with Gilmar Vagalhume the third edition of the Ibura Rock
Festival on May 12th.
Steve Allens' music has been played on
the radios from Recife Caetés, Top FM, Rádio Tribuna FM and Rádio Capibaribe
- Jovem Cap, and was used in jingles on Rádio Transamérica as well as being
highlighted on Transamérica in Paraíba.
In Recife he was highlighted in
television programes Samir Abou Hana, Bate Paco Musical e Tribuna Jovem as
well as being the topic for reports on TV Jornal, Televisão Globo, TV Record
and TV Tribuna.
In 2003 he produced the second CD of the Fulni-ô indians
"Fleêtwtxya" also being released at the Governors' Palace
with the presence of the State Governor.
From 2003 Steve Allen
has followed a career of consultant and music producer, his most recent production,
"Onde o Asfalto Termina" (Where the Asphalt Ends), being awarded by
in June 2005.
Today he is
author, lecturer and consultant.
Traveling Man (PMC10)
Oh! Good Ale (PMC175)
Arsèguel i els Accordionistes del Pirineu (TM17)
Arsèguel i els Accordionistes del Pirineu (TM35)
Waters of the Sun (Jon O'Biel)
Thirty Love (PMC165)
Festival of Pop (PMCD 303)
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