Darrin is a 6'4" traditional country music singer/songwriter from Pocatello, Id. His latest CD "The Cowboy Way" consists of a more involved approach to writing and recording which leans on some of his own material with the help of some of Nashville's best writers. For a complete bio., please feel free to preview Darrin's EPK @ www.sonicbids.com/darrinallen
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Born in Pocatello, ID in the arms of a caring and hardworking family; around the rustic beauty of rural life, Darrin Allen had music in his blood from an early age. In church, at family gatherings, at rodeos and in his head filled with melodies.
An electrician by trade, it finally happened: the confidence to leap from his routine and begin singing in public. Not in the work truck, not in the shower, but in public. Response was overwhelmingly positive and some were astonished - "He can sing! I didn't know he could sing."
His first record, THE HARDEST JOB, was done in the usual hurryup- and-get-it-done haste of most who discover a talent. Still, it sold 3200 units to friends, relatives and to anyone from the work truck.
A new release, THE COWBOY WAY, features a more involved approach to writing and recording and leans on his own material with help from some of Nashville's best writers: Hank Cochran, Red Lane, Kirk Roth, Scott Patrick, Tony Stampley and Mark Dreyer.
A 6'4" tall, casual performer, Darrin Allen doesn't bring a lot of shimmy and shake, just The Cowboy Way.
Copyright © 2006, DA
DARRIN IS MAKING WAVES IN THE COUNTRY MUSIC SCENE!
ECMA REPORTS DARRIN MAKES TOP 10 CHARTS IN FRANCE, IRELAND, AND SWITZERLAND!
FRANCE (7/ 2007)
ECMA REPORTS "EYE OF THE BEER HOLDER" MAKES TOP 10 IN ITALY, IRELAND (5/15/2007)
3/2007 - DARRIN ALLEN MAKES THE WORLWIDE COUNTRY CHARTS! #6 after recent release of album worldwide! (Worldwide Most Played Artist Chart 1-15 Mar. 2007 (AM-FM Only) Top 215)
2/27/2007 - Both albums listed in top 10 for most digidirectx downloaded songs (www.radiodirectx.com)
Over 100+ radiostations and online internet radiostations playing Darrin's music from both cds, many worldwide!
Darrin now performs with his 7 member live country band, "The Country Steele Band." Reviews of last 2 performances:
*CORPORATE REVIEW, 8/17/2007 PERFORMANCE*
My cowboy hat is off to Darrin Allen and the Country Steele Band. We had the pleasure of booking them for an event recently and they were fantastic. They were on time, professional and very cooperative. We had a last minute venue change due to bad weather and they cheerfully moved the equipment they had just finished setting up to the new location.
Despite less than perfect conditions, they brought down the house with a mixture of original music and popular country standards. They got the crowd on their feet and on the dance floor with a blend of foot stomping fast songs and cuddle your baby slow songs.
After the event they took the time to sign autographs and talk with their fans before breaking down and loading their equipment.
If everyone we worked with was this professional, planning corporate events would be a breeze. I would not hesitate to book them again and would highly recommend them.
*GEM VALLEY PERFORMING ARTS CTR REVIEW FOR 9/8/2007 PERFORMANCE*
Darrin Allen, pure country cowboy, soft spoken gentleman who can truely sing a cowboy song. Darrin has an extreme talent with great talent to back him up. He is a family man who should go far in his career.
Kathy Tillotson, chairperson, GVPAC
Darrin is comfortable on stage, enjoys interacting with audiences and is told by many fans that his vocals are excellent. Darrin has opened for Doug Stone in Oregon and has also sang in other states such as Idaho, Utah, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee. In July 2007, Darrin was chosen among famecast fans as one of the top five country artists in a worldwide video competition where he then performed live in Austin, Texas. Darrin is now competing for the top 5 spot out of the top 20 country artist chosen worldwide on famecast, season 1 and 2, by country music fans to sing with a stellar line-up of country artists, etc Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Trace Adkins and many other well know country artists at the Big State Festival in College Station, Texas Oct. 13-14, 2007.