Artist/Composer Perry Michael Allen Memphis, Tn. Allen continues to make his own space in the Indie arena. © Nugen Group Itnl_U.S._HOLLAND_ITALY
Years of recording hits for other artists pushed him to master the art of producing independent music.
Perry Michael Allen was born and raised in Memphis U.S.A., the heartland of Soul. Allen’s’ musical roots run deep into the contemporary music marketplace. His father Perry Allen, an educator and Memphis’ foremost jazz radio disc-jockey, left a lasting impression on the young and talented musician. During high school, Allen was awarded the unique opportunity to study the art of record making with some of Memphis’ greatest session musicians. You can hear his Memphis roots and the influences in his music. For example, early in his career under the wings of master producer “Papa” Willie Mitchell and Stax hit writer David Porter (of “Soul Man” fame), Allen sharpened his song writing and production skills and later became an artist / writer and arranger for both Stax Records, and the legendary Hi Records where he worked for many years with Mitchell and soul legend Al Green during their chart topping careers.
…”the whole experience was very humbling and unreal at times” says Allen.
Since then, Perry Michael Allen has collaborated on numerous successful albums. In addition to his own records for Stax, Hi and other record companies, Allen penned three hits for Al Green; “Hanging On”, “So Good To Be Here” and “Soon As I Get Home” as well as recording and arranging for other well-knowns such as Boz Skaggs, The Sweet Inspirations, Albert King, Wilson Pickett, Anita Ward, The Memphis Horns, Bobby Rush, The Soul Children, Syl Johnson, European groups “Wet Wet Wet”, Axelle Red, Zucchero and many others.
As a composer and arranger, “Session-Man” Allen has received many awards including RIAA Certified Gold and Platinum Albums and the coveted Memphis Blues Foundation “Blue Note Award”. His songs and tracks are also licensed to many movies and TV shows. Some are: “C.S.I.” -”Dr. House MD” -”JAG”, “Ally McBeal”, and for movies “Pulp Fiction”, “Munich”, “Mickey Blue Eyes”, “American Pimp” and many more.
Berklee College of Music recognized Master Perry Michael Allen as a Music Production Specialist. Adding to an ongoing career Allen now offers “The Clinic”: “Session Man” courses and Music Production Counseling to emerging artists/musicians and European music institutes and studios.
When asked why he wanted to take a break from recording and offer his courses, Allen replied:
“ I was lucky to be inspired by great artists and producers and to have them as mentors I want to convey inspiration and knowledge to musicians and artists who feel they are on the outside looking in. For me, there is nothing more rewarding than the feeling that you get when someone tells you that their success is due to what they learned from you and the things you’ve been able to convey to them”
Italian Journalist: Massimilliano Buonamici.
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Worldwide Update: Artist / Composer Perry Michael Allen Memphis, Tn. releases his single “JUST LIKE THAT” on all music streaming platforms. Allen continues to make his own space in the Indie arena.
“JUST LIKE THAT” has jazz–hop infused R&B and a New Memphis Funk arrangement that lifts the mood and inspires you with a much needed honest perspective. One seamless blend of style and personality, very inspirational and refreshing. A unique mix of groove, arrangement and melody,
Allen says “I wanted to do a single with a new personalized sound, my take on where Memphis Music could be. Collaborating with friends , I was able to do what would normally be done in a recording studio environment. The sessions were a smooth online exchange of tracks and ideas leading up to the final master.”
After a two-year hiatus, Perry Michael Allen has returned with “Just Like That”. Allen’s last album “Tracks Vol 1” introduced “The New Easy” the Jazz / Funk version of Adult Contemporary. “JUST LIKE THAT” .. is a very strong return for Perry Michael. .. A breath of fresh air
.. worth adding to your playlist. Maxine B. © The Nugen Group Intl. 2021
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