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Ben Allen  MD/FOH/Programmer/Musician/Producer

London UK

Ben Allen is a Musical Director, FOH Engineer, Programmer and Musician. He brings something unique to the Z Management roster, priding himself on developing and bringing studio creations to the stage. Ben has gained many album credits as a session musician during his career and also works as a studio engineer and remixer.

Ben has been heavily involved with Brit-Award nominated Izzy Bizu (Sony/Epic) helping develop her live performances across the globe. Her highly anticpated debut album "Method In The Madness" is set for release in July. Ben has also been working with the young pop sensation Zara Larsson (Universal) and he is currently working with the mighty All Saints (London Records) on their reunion and upcoming tour dates. Ben is also working with the duo Meadowlark (Believe Digital).

Ben has worked a range of successful artists including the multi-platinum selling Sugababes (aka Mutya Keisha Siobhan) (MD/Musician), Amber Run (MD/FOH), Fyfe (FOH), J'Danna (MD/FOH), Basheba (FOH) and Charlene Soraia (MD/Musician). Ben has also toured internationally for a number of acts including Mattafix (Marlon Roudette) (MD/Musician), Siobhan Donaghy (MD/Musican), Hitomi Yaida (MD/Musician) and One EskimO (Musician).

Throughout his career as an MD, Ben has also received endorsements from many high profile music companies including AbletonGibson Guitars, Eventide Effects, RME and Audix.

TESTIMONIALS:

"Ben has been an absolute pleasure to work with on the Izzy Bizu project and became an integral and essential part of the team pretty much from the get-go. Ben is passionate and vocal about what he believes in but also manages to keep everyone on side, no easy feat!" - Rachael Bee

"Ben has been instrumental in helping build Amber Run (Sony/RCA) from the ground up in all aspects. From sonics, performance technique, programming, to helping source gear, sponsorship, vocal coaching and most importantly, mixing Front of House for all live shows." - Jonathan Morley

"Ben has been a pleasure to work with, right from initial rehearsals and deep into tour. You can sense his passion for music in the way he works - it is this attention to detail and his resultant musical mixing style which really sets him apart." - Fyfe

"Ben is a natural leader. He holds an atmosphere of true professionalism. His warmth and generosity get the best out of the artist and musicians, everytime. He creates some of the most awesome shows." - Richard Bundy keyboards, Vocals, MD

 

Live Work

ArtistTitleCredit
Izzy BizuLive datesMusical Director, FOH
Amber RunFor A Moment, I Was Lost (album)Produced
Live datesMusical Director, FOH, Live Production
Zara LarssonPromotional Tour/Live datesLive Production, FOH
J HusBBC Live LoungeFOH
Meadowlark Live datesMusical Director, FOH
Sugababes/MKSThe Sacred Three TourMusical Director, Guitarist, Programmer
Kent JonesBBC Live Lounge FOH
All SaintsLive datesMusical Director, Programmer
LushLive DatesMonitor Engineer
AlibisLive datesFOH
FyfeLive datesFOH
Charlene SoraiaLive datesMusical Director, Guitarist, Programmer
Sophie Delila Live datesMusical Director, Guitarist, Programmer
Zero Gravity (from the album 'My Life Could Use A Remix')Mix Engineer
BashebaLive datesFOH, Live Production
Sessions EPProducer/Mixer
All I Own (Single) Producer/Mixer
J'DannaLive datesMusical Director, FOH, Live Production
MattafixSigns of a Struggle (live dates)Musical Director
Rhythm & Hymns (live dates / album)Musical Director, Co-writer
Shake Your Limbs (featuring Zola)Co-writer
Got To LoseGuitar
Cool Down the PaceGuitar
In My LifeCo-writer
Marlon RoudetteForthcoming album (TBC)Session Guitars
The DandaddaLive datesMusical Director, FOH
Siobhan DonaghyGhosts (live dates)Musical Director
Revolution in Me (live dates)Musical Director
Twist of FateGuitar
DialectGuitar
Don't Know Why (from 'Twist of Fate')Recording, Guitar
I'm Glad You're Mine (from 'Twist of Fate')Guitar
Those Anythings (from 'Overrated')Co-written, Recorded, Guitar
Slaves (featuring Why Why Peaches)Co-writer, Guitar, Bass
Hitomi YaidaLive datesMusical Director
One EskimOLive datesAlbum Recordings, Tour - Guitar, Programming
Why Why PeachesLive datesMusical Director
KanoMethod to the MaadnessAlbum recordings - guitar, bass
Upside (featuring Michelle Breeze)Guitar, Bass
Dark DaysGuitar, Bass
Rizzle KicksSuperheroes (from the 'When I Was A Youngster' EP)Studio Recordings: Keys
ClayClay (EP)Recording Engineer
The Hall Of MirrorsLove ChildStudio Recordings: Bass
YasminHeartbreak HotelStudio Recordings: Bass
Eagle-Eye Cherry Sub RosaAlbum Recording: Guitar
Don't Give UpGuitar
This ParalysisGuitar
The Food SongGuitar
Reuben HollebonClutch EPRecording Engineer
DuffyRecording Engineer
Baptiste GiabiconiLive Guitars
DJ Lisa Lashes Remix Engineering
Ableton LiveEndorsement
GibsonGuitarsEndorsement
EventideEffectsEndorsement
RME AudioEndorsement
AudixMicrophonesEndorsement
Izzy BizuAmber Run - For A Moment, I Was LostAmber RunZara LarssonJ HusMeadowlarkSugababes (MKS)Kent Jones - BBC Live LoungeAll SaintsLush AlibisFyfeCharlene SoraiaSophie Delila Sophie Delila - Zero GravityBashebaJ'DannaMattafix - Signs of a StruggleMarlon Roudette - Forthcoming albumThe DandaddaSiobhan Donaghy - GhostsSiobhan Donaghy - Revolution in MeSiobhan Donaghy - Don't Know WhySiobhan Donaghy - I'm Glad You're MineSiobhan Donaghy - Those AnythingsHitomi YaidaOne EskimoWhy Why PeachesKano - Method To The MaadnessKano - Upside (featuring Michelle Breeze)Rizzle Kicks - SuperheroesClay - Clay EPThe Hall Of MirrorsYasmin - Heartbreak HotelEagle-Eye Cherry - Sub RosaEagle-Eye Cherry - Don't Give UpReuben Hollebon - Clutch EPDuffyBaptiste GiabiconiDJ Lisa LashesAlbeton LiveGibson GuitarsEventide EffectsRMEAudix