|Artists Genre: Country|
I’m Robert Allen. I sing, write music and play about
a dozen different instruments – some better than
others. It all started in New London, CT at age 7
singing “Happy Trails To You” in the school talent
By the time I was 16 my best buddies and I had formed
East Hampton, CT’s proverbial high school band. As
‘The Specials’ we played at all the local school
dances and I even persuaded the movie theater owner to
let us play between matinees on the weekend. That was
definitely a first in out town!
Then came the stint in the U.S. Navy and I formed ‘The
Signalmen’. The ship’s captain liked the band so well
he arranged for us to perform before officials and
dignitaries in Italy, Subic Bay, Hong Kong, China,
Spain, Africa and Hawaii.
After the Navy I spent several years on Staten Island
performing with ‘The Country Echoes’. Just before
going on a live radio broadcast the DJ realized he had
trouble pronouncing my name. He asked who my favorite
guitar player was and I replied that it was Duane
Eddy. He said, “Good. For today your name is Bob
Dwayne”. And it stuck!
The call of Nashville came next. While there I formed
and fronted ‘The Bob Dwayne Show’, ‘Red Hot Ricochet
Band’ and ‘Connection”. We played country, top 40,
southern rock, oldies and threw in some blues.
Between the last two bands, I spent about three years
fronting for Grand Ole Opry artist Stonewall Jackson.
I performed at all the major (and some not so major)
clubs in and around Nashville and did demo work at
four different well-known studios. And I was on the
road a lot: all over the country.
Then it was on to the Atlanta area where I re-claimed
my real name. After performing with ‘Class Reunion’
for a while, I formed ‘Robert Allen & Co.’ and began
playing locally. Then I went on an extended USO tour
entertaining in Turkey, Italy, Greece and Spain.
After returning I assisted at a recording studio doing
everything from administration to demos. I finally
took the opportunity to stay put and record some of
the material I’ve written over the years. And I was
able to help promote others! I co-produced,
co-edited, directed, and hosted “Songwriters”, a 30
minute Atlanta area community access TV show featuring
unsigned songwriters of all genres.
Now I’m back in the Nashville area making more music
and loving it!
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