Allen has been prolific as a composer and arranger, writing for his own groups as well as other musical ensembles and artistes for the past 25 years. He has composed and orchestrated music for big band, strings, large orchestras and for many other diverse musical settings and genres. He composes music for Film, TV and other media platforms, and his distinctive saxophone sound has been featured on film soundtracks including ‘Alfie’ (2004) and ‘The Look of Love’ (2013).
“Brandon Allen is arguably the most exciting tenor player in Britain today. His playing is unashamedly emotional, soaked in the blues tradition”. Jazzwise
‘Allen proves himself to be a giant of the instrument on the exquisite title and ballad “I Sold My Heart To The Junkman” and to my mind, he channels the great Charlie Rouse. What’s apparent about this project is that it highlights Allen’s versatility whether it be the early soul inflected R&B ballad of ‘Ben’ or the piercing chromatic blues on the soul jazz zip of “The Black Cat”’. Blues and Soul Magazine
Liam Dunachie (Hammond organ)
Liam also works in musical theatre, and has worked widely as both a Musical Director and keyboard player on a wide range of shows in both the West End and on UK Tours.
Matt Home (drums)
Matt was awarded the 1993 “John Scheerer Prize” for Jazz drums was nominated in the best drummer category for the 2016 British Jazz Award.