PAPER MASKS

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PAPER MASKS

DD Allen - I See You in the Dark cover art

I SEE YOU IN THE DARK

DD Allen - Seattle Lights cover art

SEATTLE LIGHTS

DD Allen - Bad Love cover art

BAD LOVE (EP)

DD Allen - Rebecca's Curse cover art

REBECCA'S CURSE

DD Allen - Just Like the Old Days cover art

JUST LIKE THE OLD DAYS

DD Allen - Never Felt so Far from You cover art

NEVER FELT SO FAR FROM YOU

PAPER MASKS - (LIVE AT ABSOLUTE MUSIC)

PAPER MASKS

I SEE YOU IN THE DARK

REBECCA'S CURSE

SHOW ME A LITTLE MERCY

HOLBORN AVENUE

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Tour

  • 10

    February, 2022

    Lighthouse Theatre | Live & Unheard

    DD Allen plus special guests Southern Brotherhood and Rich Atkinson

    Poole, BH15 1UG

    Doors: 6:30 pm

  • 24

    September, 2021

    Madding Crowd | Student Welcome Fest

    DD Allen (Headline) + Mikey Ball & The Company + MC Allstars (Session musicians from Rag 'n Bone Man, The Hoosiers, Eminem, Birdie, Rhianna)

    Bournemouth, BH2 5LP

    Doors: 6:30 pm

  • 08

    April, 2020

    The Brook | Live & Unheard Bestsellers

    DD Allen + 27 Days, Liam Wakefield

    Southampton, SO17 3SD

    Doors: 7:00 pm

  • 21

    December, 2019

    The Spice of Life | HotVox Presents

    DD Allen + Lanterns, BOCA, Jessica

    Soho, London W1D 5NA

    Doors: 7:00 pm

  • 02

    October, 2019

    Lighthouse | Hangover Hill Presents

    DD Allen + Hengistbury, Tobias in Flight

    Poole BH15 1UG

    Doors: 6:30 pm

  • 21

    July, 2019

    Grooves on The Green

    DD Allen + Mother Uckers, Emma Hardy Band, Barefoot Soul, Marble Tides, Tim Somerfield

    Ashley Cross, Poole

    All day

  • 13

    June, 2019

    Patronaat, NL

    Vintage Trouble + DD Allen

    2013 DN Haarlem, NL

    Doors: 7:30 pm

  • 12

    June, 2019

    De Oosterpoort, NL

    Vintage Trouble + DD Allen

    9724 DA Groningen, NL

    Doors: 7:30 pm


About

“Something stopped me in school a little. Anything that I’m not interested in, I can't even feign interest.” - Quinten Tarantino
From childhood tragedy to anti-school rebellion, and from race car builder to storytelling troubadour, DD Allen's journey is an emotionally-fuelled challenge of determination over defeat.
You can feel it in the music. A shyness and vulnerability that hints at a need to find solace in the soul of the songs. 
His sound is a contemporary antithesis of any known genre. But you’ll hear influences from The War on Drugs, Sam Fender, early Springsteen, Dylan and Neil Young.
And the songwriting dials in the attention. Fervour-filled stories of people, places, and things that seem so relevant to the world we live in.
If there’s a character behind a face, then DD Allen is likely to discover it. He’s written songs about the charismatic drug smuggler Howard Marks, music maker Daniel Lanois (Bob Dylan, Neil Young, U2), and John Gotti gang mob whistleblower John Alite
There’s a lilting lullaby written for Prince’s former wife, Mayte Garcia. An ode to Stevie Nicks in the cocaine characterised ‘Double Up The Devil (Off a Silver Plate). And an emotional tribute to Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington.
Self-built and self-funded, DD Allen engages a growing fanbase with his deeply personal ‘music for thinkers’. The debut album is set for release in mid-2022.

"DD Allen is making the kind of music deserving of any main stage at any of the top festivals. He's a huge talent. Awesome voice and a great songwriter. I'm anticipating big things."

Matt Spracklen (TV Judge, BBC1 Altogether Now TV, Mainly Music Pod, Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus Ambassador)

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