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Allon Beausoleil was born deaf and with teeth.
After a series of operations allon regained his hearing, opening him to a world of sound.
Currently based in Tokyo and hailing from Portland, Oregon, his musical career was set in motion at the age of 10 when he heard Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" album during a family trip.
As the dynamics of the songs rose and fell it left him in tears and with a clear vision of his future he swore to himself, “That’s what I’m going to do”.
After starting and joining bands, most often as a guitarist and singer, allon decided to go solo.Since then he has shared the stage with such artists as Beck, Rickie Lee Jones, The Head and the Heart, Sonic Boom, The Dandy Warhols, Stereo Total and John Fahey (RIP) to name a few.
Allon continues in the tradition of troubadours and wandering minstrels before him.
For 3 years he made his living traveling as a street musician playing the sitar on the sidewalk or at any street festival he could find.
He moved from Portland to NYC, from NYC to Tokyo and in 2010/2011 allon played over 30 shows in 5 different countries.
His sweet voice, semi-sarcastic lyrics, combination of electronics with traditional instruments and intimate understanding of the production process creates music that is thoroughly modern, yet underpinned by a sense of nostalgia that stirs emotions.
"Your voice is pure and unaffected, your lyrics moving .
It's a special treat to listen to music that both makes me laugh so genuinely and want to cry so unabashedly." -email from a fan
As well as composing and producing his own music allon has written music for movies and for other artists.His unique style of production and mixing has found him in demand and working on projects in America, Asia and Europe.
On his new full length album “Prince Charming of Darkness” allon explores the lines between pop, folk and experimentalism as he persists in his journey of sonic discovery.
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