If music be the food of love, play on.
~ William Shakespeare
International recording artist Allan James is a rock / pop artist located in the Shenandoah Valley of Northern Virginia (USA). Located in a small town, his home and studio are surrounded by beautiful mountains, where he writes, records, produces albums and performs live via webcasts.

Although well known for his creative and diverse style of guitar playing, Allan is also an award winning singer/songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist. He is a self-taught musician, began playing guitar & singing when he was 8 & in his early teens began recording & performing at schools, dances & charities. When 15 he moved to Iceland for a few years where he had his own TV guitar show and performed with the most famous rock band in Iceland on their TV show as well. He headed back to the U.S. to record his 1st single, becoming a firm favorite in schools, gigs & record stores in the Washington DC area.

Allan has performed & recorded for several years as a solo artist and has released 6 albums and 2 singles. He was also the leader of some great rock bands in the DC area, and was the founding member of popular rock band “Arc of Light” which toured the East Coast & released 2 albums, a single and several music videos.

Growing up Allan was certainly influenced by some great artists in several genres, though his own sound & approach to writing and recording is unique & original. He has developed into an extremely creative & versatile musician, singer/songwriter. His music has been described as original, meaningful, melodic, emotive, atmospheric with a rock edge, while being favorably compared to Pink Floyd, Moody Blues, U2 & Coldplay.

Allan has always been at the forefront of utilizing the latest technologies on the web & multimedia, being one of the 1st within the DC area for streaming his songs & live shows via webcasts having built his own webcast and recording studio in his home. When the internet began to grow, Allan saw the immediate portential and opportunities that allowed musicians and artists to get thier music out to the world.

Allan continues to build a very strong fan base of several thousand fans around the world.  With the success of his first international album release “Doors to Somewhere”, several new music videos, a new single and upcoming live performances, things are looking very bright for 2018 and beyond.

For more information, booking and promotion:
Management and Record Label:  Contact Jamesie at (BUT! Music Group) butgroup.com

Feedback from fans and music industry ~

Perry Howard said “Allan’s songs are great” and production wise to quote “With the likes of Jeff Lynne, George Harrison and Steely Dan”.Perry Howard

President , BMI America


“Allan is amazing! Doors to Somewhere is his best yet. Love it.” — Derek Sivers, founder, CD BabyDerek Sivers

Founder of CDBABY

Allan James - live in concert
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