Friday, May 16, 2014
MONTHLY MUSIC MADNESS: Carson Allen
This month's featured artist for Monthly Music Madness is the all American rocker, Carson Allen.
Carson has had quite the career and has many achievements for a man who isn't even 30!
His firat big break in the music industry was with the infamous band Escape The Fate, in which he played keyboards and recorded one album with. He also participated in a tour.
(Carson is pictured 3rd from right with the red in his hair.)
After parting ways with ETF, Carson headed to Seattle, Washington, and formed the post-hardcore outfit On The Last Day. They toured America with numerous notable rock bands and released two full-full-length albums (Meaning In The Static and Make It Mean Something) before disbanding.
(On The Last Day band photo and a live photo of Carson during that era, "borrowed" from his Facebook page.)
Carson then went in a different direction after that, when he formed the four-piece "all American rock band", Me Vs Myself, featuring Zombie Nicholas Wiggins on bass (Aiden, William Control and Girl On Fire).
I saw MvM live a few times and it was also my first time seeing Carson perform live, ever. I was awed by his live performance. I had called myself a fan before, but nothing prepared me for how talented and dedicated he was and still is.
MvM released two EPs during their active years (Seasons and Where I Am, Where I Want To Be) and toured the west coast and midwest. They recorded with Robbie Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls.
(One of MvM's press photos; Carson live with MvM in 2011 at The Viper Room on the Sunset Strip, taken by yours truly.)
After MvM decided to take a break, Carson went solo, releasing two EPs and a full-length album between 2012 and late 2013 (Something Beautiful, Blue Eyed Soul and Bad Attitude). He headlined two tours of his own and even played the famous Whisky A Go-Go on the Sunset Strip. He also toured with popular pop artist Aaron Carter.
I loved those songs, which were deep and heartfelt. I saw him three times during this period, each time I swear he got better and better!
(Top photo by Annie Smith; bottom by yours truly. Both were taken at the Whisky A Go-Go.)
Carson took a break from music in January, announcing that he had formed a marketing company called Chronicle MG, with Kerry Phillips, centered in Denver, Colorado. The company appears to be doing quite well and it just goes to show that Carson Allen is no one-trick pony!
(Carson's official business cards.)
As of just last week, it has been announced that Me Vs Myself is getting back together and hopefully will be releasing new music before 2014 is over, which makes me one very excited girl!
For fans of: Bruce Springsteen, Goo Goo Dolls, Third Eye Blind, Three Days Grace, Alter Bridge and more!
Purchase Carson's solo music via:
Google Play Music
Find Carson online via these links:
Facebook (LIKE page)
Chronicle MG Official Site
Chronicle MG Twitter
Chronicle MG Facebook (LIKE page)
Me Vs Myself YouTube