Lunch At Allen's

Lunch At Allen's

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandFolkAdult Contemporary

Biography

It is all too appropriate that the genesis of Lunch At Allen’s began over a friendly meal at Allen's Pub & Restaurant in Toronto. It serves not only as the inspiration behind their name, but the base of camaraderie that provides the familiar and easygoing spirit behind their music.

You would be hard pressed to find another Canadian ensemble with the collective depth of influence over the country’s musical landscape that Lunch At Allen’s has garnered. Individually, each of the band member’s is a true icon of Canadian music, lauded by critics and fans alike.

Marc Jordan and Ian Thomas, renown musicians and songwriters in their own right, have had their songs recorded by international stars ranging from Rod Stewart to Bette Midler, and from Diana Ross to Santana; Murray McLauchlan, who has brought his unique and influential folk styling to fans from coast to coast for over 40 years; and Cindy Church, the sweet-voiced songstress who’s musical versatility is demonstrable in her solo work and as a member of Quartette.

Together, as Lunch At Allen’s they play music with a collaborative creativity that only good friends could bring to life - a kinship and intuition that makes their records and live performances an intimate, joyous experience for their listeners.

Their newest release More Lunch At Allen’s is a dulcet collection of 12 songs recorded in that late summer of 2009 mostly in Thomas’ home studio - an invitation to listen to musicians at their finest form. More Lunch At Allen’s seamlessly blends together re-imagined performances of well-loved classics and marries them with brand new tracks exclusive to the record.

Four accomplished musicians, who come together to lend one another their talents and have a good time all the while. If that isn’t the definition of a super group, then what is?