MR DON ALLEN - ( THE DON )
Born and raised on a dairy farm in New Zealand, from a young age Don has been heavily involved in the country music scene both in NZ, Australia and in the USA. After his stint living in the USA in his 20’s, Don was supposed to move back to New Zealand but instead made a stop-over in Australia that has lasted 35 years!
Don has recorded five studio albums of the Traditional Country style – “Let it Be Me”, “For the Life of Me”, “One for the Road”, “Only Time Will Tell” and the most successful album to date “90 Proof”. The songs off the “90 Proof” album earned Don a string of hits on country music charts throughout Australia and worldwide, and seen him nominated for many music awards.
Now with his 6th album “A Place Called Lonely Street” currently under production with KLP Records in Nashville, Don is looking forward to another very busy and successful year doing what he does best – and that is taking his big country voice and style to the masses.
The first song off the new album ‘Lonely Street’ is one of Don’s old time favourites. It was originally made a hit in 1958 by Andy Williams - now Don has breathed fresh new life back into this beautifully different country ballad.
The second single, Feelings – is a song originally released in 1975 by Conway Twitty and Lorretta Lynn which made number 1 on the Billboard Top 100 Country Singles. Being one of Don’s favourite country duets, he made his mind up to find a lady to who could lend her vocals to do this beautiful duet justice – and he found that voice in Deidre Bentley – the daughter of his producer Kenny Lee.
Together, Don and Deidre’s vocals meld perfectly together, with their harmonies taking you away to another place.
Now, there is, If She Would Only Call - a beautiful song written by one of Don's close friends.
Keep your ears and eyes open, there is so much more to come from this man!