ROBERT ALLEN – The Facts...
Born: Sometime in the past millennium
Residence: Near Stuttgart, Germany
Family Status: Loves women & children
Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Producer
Instruments: Practically everything with keys & strings
ROBERT ALLEN – The Myth...
Robert picked up the guitar at the age of 12, on the heels of Bob Dylan +++
+++ first band “The Tambourine Men” (sic!) at about 16 +++ quickly became
(in)famous with neighbours & residents ‘cause of endless rehearsals in clammy basements +++ in the course colds & bands came and went +++ took the first band with self-penned songs at the age of 20, which broke up still during the first gig +++ but soon bands lived through sometimes two or three gigs before breakin up due to musical
and/or personal disagreements +++ and/or vice versa +++ first (and final) single
at the beginning of the 80’s, which bombed (yet bein a collector’s item today)
+++ followed by countless auditions which went nowhere +++
“Don’t call us – we’ll call you!”
+++ a hunch of success came in the middle of the 90’s with TROUBLEMAKER, along with 1200 copies sold of their first (and only) CD “Troubled Days” +++
+++ the number of gigs started to increase, the shows got better & people began
to really take notice of the band +++ so TROUBLEMAKER started aimin hard at their split in 1996 +++ only this time on account of personal disagreements +++
+++ the following years solo shows & studio jobs as sideman, arranger & producer kinda held up vanity & ambition +++ till once more (ya guessed it) musical & personal disagreements caused the departure from stage, this time forever +++ +++ though in
no way meant to be definitive +++ since then it’s settin up a home-recording studio +++ for puttin down self-penned songs without – knock on wood! – musical or personal disagreements after all +++ which eventually happened +++ when out of the blue
in 2010 Robert found himself in a band (FAMILY JAM) once more +++
which sadly (though inevitably) split up in fall 2012 +++ but as every cloud
has a silver lining, the next band is just around the bend...
(to be continued)