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Ben Allen  MD/FOH/Producer/Programmer/Musician

London UK

Ben Allen is a Musical Director, Music Producer, 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. Ben has also been working with atist and producer Tom Misch and young urban sensation J Hus (Black Butter Records). Ben is also producing and mixing Amber Run's next release.

Ben has worked on a range of successful artists including the multi-platinum selling Sugababes (aka Mutya Keisha Siobhan), (MD/Musician), All Saints (MD/Programmer), Fyfe (FOH) Charlene Soraia (MD/Musician) and Zara Larsson (FOH, Live Production). Alongside this, Ben has also played an integral role in the development of up and coming artists' careers.

Ben has 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 (Izzy Bizu)

"Ben is both a true professional and a lovely chap! Tom is quite hands on with his live show but we wanted an experienced second opinion on areas of the set that we felt were lacking. Ben came in and was able to work alongside Tom to build more energy and structure into the set. His guidance and opinion made a big difference and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him!" - Duncan Murray (Tom Misch)

"Ben plays a vital role in all of the creative aspects for the band Amber Run. He produced the bands last two albums: For A Moment, I Was Lost and Philophobia; and is responsible for the bands live set up as MD and FOH. His creativity is undoubtedly of the highest level and he is well organised and excellent to work with." - Tribe Management (Amber Run)

"I recently worked with Ben Allen to put together the firstl ive band show for Cathy Dennis in over two decades. His work ethic and professionalism were second to none. He helped sort the perfect group of musicians, delivered programming to an incredible standard and oversaw a brilliant FOH sound mix. Cathy absolutely loved working with Ben and the feedback we've had on the performance was universally positive." - Adam Klein (Cathy Dennis)

"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, Programmer
A Moment Of Madness Tour (+ other live dates)Musical Director, FOH, Programmer
Faded (Acoustic)Produced, mixed
Amber RunTours: 5am, For A Moment I Was Lost & Philophobia (+ other live dates)Musical Director, FOH, Live Production
Philophobia (album)Produced
Philophobia [Unplugged] (EP)Produced, mixed
I Dare You [Unplugged] (single)Produced, mixed
Affection [Unplugged] (single)Produced, mixed
What Could be As Lonely As Love [Unplugged] (single)Produced, mixed
Carousel (single)Produced, mixed
Neon Circus (single)Produced
What Could Be As Lonely As Love (single)Produced
Affection (single)Produced
The Darkness Has A Voice (single)Produced
For A Moment, I Was Lost (album)Produced
No Answers (single)Produced
Stranger (single)Produced
The Assembly EPProduced, mixed
Acoustic EPProduced, mixed
Tom Misch Geography Tour (+ other live dates)Musical Director
Zara LarssonSo Good Promotional Tour/Live datesLive Production, FOH
Sugababes/MKSThe Sacred Three Tour (+ other live dates)Musical Director, Musician, Programmer
Cathy DennisLive DatesMusical Director, FOH, Programmer
Dusky GreyLive DatesMusical Director, FOH
J HusBBC Radio 1: Live LoungeFOH
Honne Live datesFOH
Emma BlackeryVillains Tour (+ other live dates)Music Director, FOH
Dirt [Acoustic] (single)Produced, mixed
Soham DeUnstill (single)Produced, mixed
Hill House (single)Produced, mixed
The Other Side of Pain (single)Produced, mixed
The Next Nowhere (EP)Produced, mixed
Deer (single)Produced, mixed
Brave (single) Produced, mixed
The Heartbreak WarSolace (single)Produced, mixed
Cause and Effect (single)Produced, mixed
All Falls Into Place (single)Mixed
Bayside (single)Mixed
All SaintsLive datesMusical Director, Programmer
Kent JonesBBC Radio 1: Live Lounge FOH
Lilly AhlbergLive DatesFOH
LushLive DatesMonitor Engineer
FyfeLive datesFOH
Charlene SoraiaLive datesMusical Director, Musician, Programmer
Meadowlark Live datesMusical Director, FOH
Sophie Delila Live datesMusical Director, Musician, 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
AlibisLive datesFOH
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 LoseGuitarist
Cool Down the PaceGuitarist
In My LifeCo-writer
Marlon RoudetteForthcoming album (TBC)Musician
The DandaddaLive datesMusical Director, FOH
Siobhan DonaghyGhosts (live dates)Musical Director
Revolution in Me (live dates)Musical Director
Twist of FateMusician
DialectMusician
Don't Know Why (from 'Twist of Fate')Recording Engineer, Musician
I'm Glad You're Mine (from 'Twist of Fate')Musician
Those Anythings (from 'Overrated')Co-written, Recording Engineer, Musician
Why Why PeachesSlaves Co-writer
Hitomi YaidaLive datesMusical Director
One EskimOLive datesRecording Engineer, Musician, Programmer
Why Why PeachesLive DatesMusical Director
KanoMethod to the MaadnessRecording Engineer, Musician
Upside (featuring Michelle Breeze)Musician
Dark DaysMusician
Rizzle KicksSuperheroes (from the 'When I Was A Youngster' EP)Musician
ClayClay (EP)Recording Engineer
The Hall Of MirrorsLove ChildMusician
YasminHeartbreak HotelMusician
Eagle-Eye Cherry Sub RosaMusician
Don't Give UpMusician
This ParalysisMusician
The Food SongMusician
Reuben HollebonClutch EPRecording Engineer
DuffyRecording Engineer
Acantha LangHe Said / She SaidMastered
Lois Lang (single)Mastered
Corella Monday (upcoming release)Produced, mixed
Baptiste GiabiconiMusician
DJ Lisa Lashes Remix Engineering
Ableton LiveEndorsement
GibsonGuitarsEndorsement
EventideEffectsEndorsement
RME AudioEndorsement
AudixMicrophonesEndorsement
Izzy Bizu - Live DatesIzzy Bizu - A Moment Of Madness TourIzzy Bizu - Faded (Acoustic)Amber RunAmber Run - PhilophobiaAmber Run - Philophobia (Unplugged)Amber Run - Affection (unplugged)Amber Run - CarouselAmber Run - Neon CircusAmber Run - What Could Be As Lonely As LoveAmber Run - AffectionAmber Run - The Darkness Has A VoiceAmber Run - For A Moment, I Was LostAmber Run - No AnswersAmber Run - StrangerAmber Run - The Assembly EP Amber Run - Acoustic EPTom Misch Zara LarssonSugababes (MKS)Cathy DennisDusky GreyJ HusHonne - Live ShowsEmma BlackeryEmma Blackery - DirtSoham De - UnstillSoham De - Hill HouseSoham De - The Other Side Of PainSoham De - The Next NowhereSoham De - DeerSoham De - BraveThe Heartbreak War - SolaceThe Heartbreak War - Cause and Effect Heartbreak War - All Falls into PlaceHeartbreak War - BaysideAll SaintsKent JonesLush FyfeCharlene SoraiaMeadowlarkSophie Delila Sophie Delila - Zero GravityBashebaAlibisJ'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 EPDuffyAcantha Lang - He Said / She SaidAcantha Lang - Lois LangBaptiste GiabiconiDJ Lisa LashesAlbeton LiveGibson GuitarsEventide EffectsRMEAudix