Mike Allen & Friends Present "Why, Why, Why"

Mike Allen & Friends Present "Why, Why, Why"

A Live Showcase Concert of New Original Songs Written by Michael Allen

Sat · January 27, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

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Mike Allen
Michael Allen (Mike) is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology and a Registered Professional Engineer with a 32-year-old consulting practice in Charleston, South Carolina. He has always loved music and learned guitar as a teenager playing Beatles songs.

Mike began writing original songs in 1991 and recording his arrangements in his home studio, conceiving and playing all instrumental parts and vocals. His predominant genre has been faith/inspirational, but has also written a number of Americana story ballads, and even some country-rock numbers.

On September 11, 2001, Mike teamed with a friend and composed a ballad titled “United Through It All”, a song of hope and resolve for America in the wake of the terrorist attack. The original recording produced by Mike charted in the top 10 on Country/Christian radio charts and was reported to be a favorite on International Armed Services Radio. The lyric was entered into the Congressional Record in the Library of Congress on November 15, 2001.

The piece was quickly adapted by the U.S. Army Band and Soldiers Chorus, the prestigious touring band for the Army out of Washington DC, and made a centerpiece in their next four nationwide tours including performances at Constitution Hall in DC. Many other “base” bands made it a part of their repertoire. The “Pershing’s Own” U.S. Army Band, the ceremonial band based in DC, selected the piece as the title feature at a “United Through It All” concert at Avery Fischer Hall, Lincoln Center in NYC at on the band’s 80th anniversary.

“United Through It All” was selected by President George W. Bush to be performed by the U.S. Navy Band at the televised re-opening ceremony of the Pentagon on September 11, 2012, the one year anniversary of the terrorist attack, as a lead-in to Bush’s keynote speech following Secty of Defense Rumsfeld’s speech.

Soon after that, Mike co-wrote “They Dared To Dream”, a ballad about the Greatest Generation and the Martin Luther King civil rights movement which was published by Hal Leonard Publishing Company and was performed by school and church choirs around the country as a Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Martin Luther King Day piece. He also composed or co-wrote music by request for specific projects including “Save The Light” for the non-profit organization raising money and awareness to restore the historic Morris Island Lighthouse off Folly Beach, South Carolina, a dance number titled “A Dime And A Dollar In Tennessee” for a Broadway musical, and jingles for product advertising.
In 2015 Mike debuted a self-produced collection of 9 recordings of original songs titled “TruthRock vol 1” featuring Christian rock-n-roll, a ballad about the Charleston 9, and a “bubba” song.

In 2016 Mike teamed up with long-time RCA Records producer and virtuoso guitarist, Joe Taylor, and together they produced an 11-song cd of Mikes original Americana compositions titled “Cardboard Castle” featuring several country rockers, love ballads, and patriotic songs about returning soldiers and wounded warriors.

In 2017, Mike and Joe teamed up again to produce a new full-length cd of Mike’s original songs titled “Why, Why, Why”.

With over 100 original compositions, Mike is always writing down ideas for song titles for new original songs.
Venue Information:
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403