I've been in bands, including Wild Cherry who recorded the iconic "Play That Funky Music", worked on hundreds of recording sessions from jingles, to avant-garde artists, to Cyndi Lauper, Roberta Flack, and countless other mainstream artists. I have scored a few indie films, had placements in TV. And I've always been involved in experimental electronic music, which is now what I mostly do with the occasional pop track thrown in when I feel the muse taking me there. Thank you for listening! ~ Allen Wentz
Somewhat unique approach to things, and hard to pigeon hole, but have been most influenced by The Beatles, Bowie, Eno, Floyd, Kevin Gilbert, Todd Rundgren, Devo, and many of the artists listed below.
Beatles, Beethoven, Zappa, Bach, Kevin Gilbert, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Todd Rundgren, Wendy Carlos, Isao Tomita, Stravinsky, Cage, Eno, Stockhausen, Chemical Bros, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Jean Michel Jarre
Legoland Empire, (LLE), is the creative brainchild of producer/composer Allen Wentz, and includes players and singers that range from unknown monsters to some of the greatest players on the planet. Allen was an original band member (bassist/synthesist/vocalist) of Wild Cherry which picked up 2 Grammy nominations and an American Music Award. He has since worked on projects too numerous to list as a session player, produced a number of indie albums, and scored a few indie films.
The concentration is now on song placements for film, TV and advertising, as the intricate electronics-based soundscapes are well suited for contemporary media.