[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Andrew Allen[/lastfm] is one of the featured acts at Alice’s Summerthing 2011 this Sunday in Golden Gate Park (AND IT IS FREE!) so we figured you might want to know some random facts about them. You know their music but did you know …“Amazing” was featured during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics
Andrew started playing piano at age 5.
Andrew Allen was a “social host” on a cruise ship for a YEAR. He landed the job after lying about his emceeing experience, because he was broke and needed to support his wife.
Andrew Allen was adopted, and his birth mother made sure he was raised by a Catholic family. He became a worship director for a couple of years, before getting turned off by the political aspects of the job.
Oddly enough, Andrew Allen doesn’t consider himself a “music-listener”. He loves music, but said in an interview that he would rather write music than listen to it. (It makes him extra appreciative that people “take the time” to listen to his stuff!)
The first CD Andrew ever bought was the “Cool Runnings” Soundtrack.