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Allardyce is widely known as an outstanding engineer, mixer and
His career started as a musician playing in bands in London including
a stint with Chris de Burgh. He came to the States working for prog
rockers Supertramp, and through his association with them found
his way into the recording studio. He earned his solid sound background
as a staff engineer first at Schnee Studio and then at Ocean Way
in Los Angeles where he worked a alongside many legends of the recording
world such as Glyn Johns, Al Schmitt, Arif Mardin, Nile Rodgers,
Jim Steinman, Lenny Waronker, Pat Leonard, Richard Perry and Marcus
has numerous chart-topping popular recordings to his credit including:
Green Days "Nimrod," and Warning cd's
for Reprise, Weezers Green Album for Interscope
with producer Ric Ocasek, and the Goo Goo Doll's "Dizzy Up
The Girl" and "Gutterflower" albums for Warner Bros.
A long liaison with Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham resulted
in tracks for Fleetwood Mac's "Say You Will" album, Stevie
Nicks' "Twisted" from the movie "Twister" as
well as "Shakin' the Cage" for The Zoo, Fleetwood's offshoot
band. Ken produced and mixed the legendary band, The Yardbirds "Birdland"
cd featuring guitarists such as Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Jeff
Beck and Brian May released on Favored Nations.
notable recordings include Supertramp's "It Was The Best of
Times" recorded live at the Albert Hall in London, Rod Stewart's"Faith
of the Heart" with producer Guy Roche for the movie "Patch
Adams". Ken has recorded and mixed with French legend Eddie
Mitchell on his latest albums (including a duet with Little Richard)
and has recorded for Johnny Halliday.
also produced and mixed the French punk rock band Les Wampas on
their "Rock'n'Roll Pt 9" album. He recorded LA pop rockers
Tsar's debut album and "The Fourth World" by Kara's Flowers
(the first incarnation of Maroon 5), and lent a hand to his friend
producer Eric Valentine on tracks for Good Charlotte.
Current Credits: Ken recently returned from Europe where he completed producing
and mixing for powerhouse alternative rockers Madmoiselle
on Roy Music. He engineered and mixed legendary French chanteuse
latest album, "Nouvelle Vague" with producer Philippe
Rault and engineered tracks on Avril
"The Best Damn Thing".
has been collaborating with producer and extraordinary musician
, Freddy Koella (Bob Dylan, Doctor John, Willy Deville) at Le
Garage Studio in LA working with singer songwriter Lila Nelson
and the well accomplished Kenny Edwards. "Working with Freddy
is a lot of fun.We are from quite different schools, but both enjoy
a laid back approach to record making while striving for the highest
standards," says Allardyce who also works out of his studio
in the Highlands, Scotland, True
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