Allan began playing a little later than most musicians; at the tender age of 14. It was clear from his very first drum lesson the career choice he was going to make. Everything else in life took a back seat to his first beloved drum set, a royal blue 70’s Beverley and the decision was made to pursue a life in music. Just 2 years later Allan had his place assured at the prestigious music college, The Academy of Contemporary Music. 3 years later Allan had graduated with an HND and BA Honours degree in Contemporary Music Performance and was ready to take on the world! Fast forward more than a decade and Allan has forged a strong career as a performer, session musician and teacher.
During this time Allan has had the immense honour of working with some incredible musicians and producers along the way, such as Louis Delort (The Voice, France), Alex Hedley (Saturday Sun), The Nordic Giants and John Cornfield (Muse, Oasis) to name but a few.
As a session musician Allan had the honour of playing on the ‘Band of Sisters’ album project with famed songwriter David Mindel alongside such names as American Soul legend PP Arnold and Jamie Moses (Tom Jones, Queen).