Allen is a multi-instrumentalist / songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. Allen began playing drums at age 9, was playing in local rock bands at 15 and head of his high school Drum Corps. at 17. At 15, he undertook teaching himself to play guitar. There was always a piano in the house so it was natural for him to spend time (beginning at age 5) trying to learn to play piano. At 21, Allen stepped out from behind the drums to play keyboards and guitar in an all original rock band in Atlanta called “The Reavers”. The Reavers received some airplay in Atlanta. Allen went on from there to write Country Music, signing a few songs over to Polygram (Now Universal). As part of an ongoing immersion in music of all kinds, Allen began "Wet Hen Music" to provide audio recording and production services to other artists in the Metro Atlanta area that have no access to recording gear.