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Steve Allen
 
 
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Steve is a trained Classical Guitarist who has taken a swig from the hipflasks of Flamenco, Jazz, Fingerpicking and Folk. He is equally at home in a Flamenco den in Andalucía, folk festivals such as Woodford, or a concert hall.

He completed a Bachelor of Music at the Australian National University with Tim Kain, has performed as the support act for artists such as Tommy Emmanuel, James Morrison and Victor Borge, and has shared the stage with many, including: Grace Knight, Yothu Yindi, Sirocco, Margaret Urlich, Marina Prior, Rick Price, Rhonda Burchmore and Bruce Rowland (Man from Snowy River).

Steve teaches music at The Canberra Grammar School and runs 3 Guitar Orchestras there. He lives in Canberra with his amazing wife and 2 children.
   

My CD About Time, contains a collection of pieces that represent some of the musicians who have inspired me to love making music. Tommy Emmanuel, Sting, Bach, Paco Peña and Django Reinhardt.  It covers many styles, including classical, jazz, flamenco, folk, popular music and gypsy Jazz.

I envisaged this CD to be enjoyed with a glass of wine as the listener exhales at the end of the day - I hope you enjoy!

 


Order a copy of Steve's About Time CD
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AU $25 (free postage)

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Steve's CD has been featured as Album of the week on “On the Verandah” on ABC Classic FM with Julia Lester

Tracks on About Time

  1. El Noi De La Mare- Catalan Folk Song, Arr. Miguel Llobet -  Listen to preview
  2. Since we Met, Tommy Emmanuel
  3. Herencia Latina Rumba, Paco Pena, Arr. Steve Allen Flamenco - Listen to preview
  4. Tears, Django Reinhardt, Arr. Steve Allen
  5. Prelude from the 1st Cello Suite, J.S. Bach
  6. Stung, Medley of 4 Sting Songs for Spanish Guitar- Brought to my Senses, Fragile, St. Agnes and the Burning Train, and The Shape of my Heart, Sting, Arr. Steve Allen
  7. Milonga, Jorge Cardoso, Clarinet interlude Sally Greenaway, Arr. Steve Allen
  8. Manha de Carnaval (Black Orpheus), Luiz Bonfa, Arr. Steve Allenz
  9. Verano Porteno Tango- Astor Piazzolla- Arr. Baltazar Benitez
  10. Sakura Theme and Variations (Japanese Folk Song) , Arr. Yuquihiro Yocoh
  11. El Testament de Amelia- Catalan Folk Song, Arr. Miguel Llobet

Watch my featured track Stung on YouTube

 

"Stung" is a track on my About Time CD that is featured in full on YouTube.  It is an instrumental medley of 4 Sting songs that I have arranged for spanish guitar: Brought to my senses, Fragile, St Agnus and The Burning Train, Shape Of My Heart.
 

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"Stung" A Sting medley by Steve Allen - Complete track



Listen to preview tracks from About Time on YouTube



El Noi De La Mare - Catalan Folk Song, Arr. Miguel Llobet

The folk song El Noi De La Mare originated from the small island of Catalonia, off the coast of Spain, and has been tastefully arranged for solo guitar by the 19th century Spanish guitarist Miguel Llobet.  I feel that the song represents one of the things I love about the classical guitar -- the capacity to sustain a beautiful melody whilst providing its own accompaniment.

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"El Noi De La Mare - Preview"


 

Herencia Latina Rumba, Paco Pena, Arr. Steve Allen

Paco Peña is one of the key Spanish players to deliver the flamenco guitar as a solo instrument, separating it from the traditional flamenco troupe of dancers, singers, cajon and of course guitar! His ability to present the traditional dance forms with their intricate rhythmic patterns and complex overall structures is legendary. Originally for solo guitar, this Rumba has been arranged for 2 guitars, double bass and cajon.

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"Herencia Latina Rumba - Preview"


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