Artist: Aaron Allen
Release: A Place Called Hell
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario
Resides: London Area
1.No One Knows 2.A Place Called Hell 3.Anyone 4.Backbone 5.New Blues 6.Nashville 7.Moving On 8.Oh My Lord 9.Run 10.A Song For Her 11.Black Eye 12.I Woke Up Today 13.Woman So Fine 14.A Light’s Always On 15.You and Me
Aaron Allen, born August 1, 1981 in Chatham, Ontario, is a Canadian alt-country/blues/acoustic/rock singer-songwriter. Driven by influences such as Neil Young, Ryan Adams and Bob Dylan, Aaron’s approach to writing music starts from the power of his lyrics which are sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes straight up rock and roll but always true to his heart and honest. Aaron believes in making music that is timeless and continues to carve out his place in the music industry to ensure a long career in doing what he loves.
Aaron’s greatly anticipated, third album entitled A Place Called Hell is now available. He will be touring solo in the spring/summer of 2009 . Although the Small City Saints (tSCS), featured in Aaron’s sophomore, self titled album, will not be by his side for this tour, his family and friends, which made up tSCS are still very much involved with the recording process, which had always been very important to Aaron. Throughout his albums Aaron’s brother Myles has held it down on the drums, his wife Aimee sang complimentary harmonies as well as piano, organ and bass guitar and engineer Andy Magoffin lent his skillful ear and many musical talents, including trumpet, bass, guitar and drums.
Aaron also continues to write for the Canadian late night talk show J.R. Diggs Man with a Van including writing the opening theme song Man with a Van and many other sketch songs and music bits. Dedicating an entire episode to Aaron, he got to showcase a live version of his rockabilly/blues song Moving On from his upcoming album as well as his first television interview.
Aaron’s album Aaron Allen & the Small City Saints landed a spot on CHRW’s Top 100 Albums of 2008 and received a nomination for CHRW’s Local Indie Album of the Year in 2008. His music continues to gain airplay on radio stations across Canada and has charted in cities Guelph, London, Quebec, Windsor and Calgary.
Hopes for his third album are to hit a higher level by signing to an appropriate label, making music videos and extending his tour to the United States. Aaron will always strive to continually build a strong foundation through his fans and hard work and to grow as a songwriter and musician.