Rob Allen
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Rob Allen

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | INDIE

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2008
Solo Pop R&B

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Born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on August 17, Rob Allen is a Pop/R&B singer-songwriter. Rob can sing, dance, write music, play piano and guitar. His goals are to use music as a means for touching listener’s hearts while spreading a positive message rooted with universal appeal.

Rob Allen’s vast array of musical endeavors was no accident as his father is accomplished musician Roberto Blanco and his grandfather, Ricardo Blanco formed the legendary “Trio Los Condes.” For the past seven years, Rob Allen has crafted his singing/songwriting abilities to cultivate a uniquely soulful, yet exciting blend of pop and R&B music. His early influences include, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Nsync, Brian Mcknight, The Eagles, Marc Anthony, and Bryan Adams just to name a few.

Recently Rob released his latest single, “Too Slow”. In this exclusive interview he describes his thoughts, modus operandi, and ambitions.

1. How long have you been doing what you’re doing and how did you get started in the first place?

ROB ALLEN: I have been doing music for about 8-10 years and listening and studying music for as long as I can remember.

2. Who were your first musical influences that you can remember?

ROB ALLEN: My father was my first musical influence. His name should be on billboards with the best of them. Other than my father, my earliest influences: Brian McKnight, Nsync, Michael Jackson, Prince, Boyz II Men, and the Eagles

3. Which artists do you listen to today? And is there anybody special you’d like to collaborate with?

ROB ALLEN: I listen to a huge variety of music from rock to pop to R&B. 3 artists in particular who I would love to work with are Justin Timberlake Robin Thicker and Pink

4. Describe the first piece of musical equipment that you actually purchased with your own money. And which is the one piece of hardware you’re still looking to buy now?

ROB ALLEN: First piece was a Samson C01 Condenser Mic. I thought I had the top of the line. Haha. These days I’m just looking for a bad ass Compressor and a gorgeously clean mic that can handle instruments and live sound.

5. Tell us something about how and where you recorded your latest single, “Too Slow”?

ROB ALLEN: Too Slow is an awesome track, written by Chazy Benton and produced by Beatnomics. We recorded this song in Hollywood, FL in a few hours and it was just magic. Fun, energetic, sarcastic song with great melodies and sound.

6. Live gigging or studio work, which do you prefer and why?

ROB ALLEN: I can’t choose. Nothing beats performing live, but to create in a room with your team is irreplaceable too….

7. Which one of your original songs do you feel is the absolute “crowd pleaser”, and moreover, do you remember when and why you composed it?

ROB ALLEN: Ahhhhhh. That I can’t answer yet. Too many secrets !!!

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8. On which one of your songs do you think you delivered your personal best performance so far, from a technical point of view?

ROB ALLEN: We have such a great compilation of music. Every song has its own energy and performance strategy behind it. I couldn’t choose..

9. Which ingredient do you think is most essential in making ROB ALLEN music sound the way it does?

ROB ALLEN: Passion

10. If you were forced to choose only one, which emotion, more than any other drives you day after day to stay in this tough business. Is it joy, anger, desire, passion or pride and why?

ROB ALLEN: Passion, you know I asked for this. No one handed me music and said ” here you will do music ” my wonderful parents never pushed anything on myself and my sister. And to see all my life what music can do, built this never ending drive to create passionately.


11. Which aspects of being an independent artist and the music making processes excites you most and which aspects discourage you most?

ROB ALLEN: Excite me ? Has to be the knowledge. You see every angle and feel every positive light and burden. The most discouraging is big money runs the industry, paying off the world to play your song. But I wouldn’t sit on discouraging, I would say, speed bump

12. Tell us something about your songwriting process and what usually comes first, the lyrics or the music?

ROB ALLEN: That depends. Usually it’s music first then If it talks to me I talk back. My process includes the elements around me. Sometimes I’m in a dark room and other times I am sitting at chipotle with my headphones on.

13. How involved are you in any of the the recording, producing, mastering and marketing processes of your music. Do you outsource any of these processes?

ROB ALLEN: I try to know my place. I have a great team who handle a lot of the business aspects. My producers wouldn’t need a hand in that area either lol. But I try to always voice my opinion at the end of the day. After all the product will represent me and my brand so I have to make sure it is just that.

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Born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on August 17, Rob Allen is a Pop/R&B singer-songwriter. Rob can sing, dance, write music, play piano and guitar. His goals are to use music as a means for touching listener’s hearts while spreading a positive message rooted with universal appeal.

Rob Allen’s vast array of musical endeavors were no accident as his father is accomplished musician Roberto Blanco and his grandfather, Ricardo Blanco formed the legendary “Trio Los Condes.” For the past seven years, Rob Allen has crafted his singing/songwriting abilities to cultivate a uniquely soulful, yet exciting blend of pop and R&B music. His early influences include, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Nsync, Brian Mcknight, The Eagles, Marc Anthony, and Bryan Adams just to name a few.

Recently Rob released his latest single, “Too Slow”. If there is something one can say about Rob Allen, it’s his tenacity to craft good pop songs. If you love smooth Pop/R&B, you will be rocking to this song in your car, down at the club, in your house or wherever.

Much in the mold of Justin Timberlake and Chris Brown with just a sprinkle of Maxwell and Maroon5 thrown in, from the first-listen, your musical taste buds will be thriving in a constant state of salivation for more of Rob’s amazingly soulful voice and captivating tones. The beautiful subtlety of the way he sings and effortlessly maneuvers through the track will enrapture you within each fleeting moment, and leave you longing for more.

At the very least, this is an excellent single to weave in and out of blissful consciousness with, while you attempt to slip and slide across the dance floor, and if you don’t already dance in front of the mirror when no one’s around, you may start after hearing this. It’s just so hard to stand still while perceiving the pulsating rhythms on “Too Slow”.

Rob has the ‘X’ factor. He is very talented and has natural soul, nothing forced or imitated here. Growing up in a musical family, he has taken his talents in the same direction, touching a variety of genres and sound textures. If you buy the single, you must see Rob live too. Like his single, Rob does not disappoint. He has hot dance moves, interacts with the crowd, and delivers an all-round high energy performance. Check out some of his live action videos on YouTube for confirmation.

Those of you, who like Dance, R&B, Urban Pop and everything in between, plus beautiful vocals without all the hype, get this single. Rob Allen may not be pumped and pimped on the Radio and TV just yet, but he soon will be, as he sure knows how to deliver on this track. You’ll love “Too Slow” because of the vibe and the supreme vocal dexterity of Rob’s voice. Simply put, if you don’t have this single by now, you’re sleeping. WAKE UP! - Independentmusicnews24.com


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Born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on August 17, 1986, Rob Allen is the complete package of musicianship and every Recording executives dream.

Rob can sing, dance, write music, play piano and guitar, as just a few of his widespread musical talents. His star is on the rise, with goals to use music as a means for touching listeners hearts while spreading a positive message rooted with universal appeal. This explosive entertainer is a forced to be reckoned with on stage, and refuses to let any obstacle stand in the way of achieving his dreams.

Rob Allens vast array of musical endeavors were no accident as his father is accomplished musician Roberto Blanco and his grandfather,
Ricardo Blanco formed the legendary Trio Los Condes. For the past seven years, Rob Allen has crafted his singing/songwriting abilities to cultivate a uniquely soulful, yet exciting blend of pop and R&B music. His early influences include, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Nsync, Brian Mcknight, The Eagles, Marc Anthony, and Bryan Adams just to name a few.

As Rob continues to build his live show resume tearing up stages in New York, Texas, Atlanta, and all over south Florida, his star has merely begun to shine.
Coupled with an endearing charm and unmistakable work ethic, its safe to say Rob Allen will be leaving quite an impression in music, modeling, and hollywood for years to come.

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