Mike Allen

Mike has played a variety of music in the Toronto area for the past 35 years with John McDermott, Jerry Douglas, Dave Young, Hamilton Philharmonic, Kitchener / Waterloo and Windsor Symphony orchestras backing the Nylons, John Pagano, the Red Green Show,etc., following conductors such as Bill Conti, Charles Cozens, Matt Catingub, and John Morris-Russell. He has also worked with Lester Lanin, TO Tango, Patti Page, Zamfir, Ross Wooldrige`s Artie- Benny Tribute and Ross` and Eddie Graf`s Galaxy Orchestra, has done rehearsals with the Boss Brass and Dave McMurdo band with Phil Nimmons, also gigs with Kathryn Moses, Men in Black, and Bread From Heaven.

Recordings with CBC, John McDermott, Aelita, Matt Dean, Charles Cozens` Swingstep Orchestra, Fit As a Fiddle Canada, Bluma, David Warrack`s " Rob Roy", Jim Betts` " Colours In The Storm", Dan LaBrash and Susan Piltch.

Show experience (sub / first call) includes Lion King, Lord of the Rings, Showboat, Sunset Boulevard, Spamalot, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Fiddler on the Roof, Chorus Line, Rob Roy (Edinburgh), Jasper Station, Race Day, Blood Brothers, Dreamgirls, Rat Pack, Man of LaMancha, Colours in the Storm, The Full Monty, The Last Five Years, Queen For A Day, Chicago, Legally Blonde, Cats, Marathon Of Hope, Singing In The Rain, Addams Family, tributes to; James Taylor, Beatles, Stan Rogers, Roy Orbison, Nat "King" Cole, Hoagy Carmichael, and Bette Midler / Barry Manilow.

Mike has attended workshops / studied privately with; Mick Goodrick, Ben Monder, Joey Baron, Mitch Haupers, and Gene Bertoncini.