As lead singer of folk rock band The Emerald Armada, Neil Allen is no stranger to the Northern Irish music scene. They have become synonymous with their annual St Patrick’s Day and Winter shows calling upon their loyal fan base.
Their style of music varies from full and hearty singalongs to slowed down folk that would bring a tear to the eye but one thing remains consistent and that is the spirit of it all. Get to Know Neil Allen.
Name: Neil Allen
Where you’re from: I’m from Dundonald…the infamous Ice Bowl.
Describe yourself in three words: Lanky, Ginger and Enthusiastic…
Favourite album of all time: I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight. Richard & Linda Thompson…Perfect
Favourite local venue to play in: It has to be Voodoo…They’ve been so good to us over the years, it has sentimental value for me.
Last thing you do before going onstage: I want to say a cool pre-stage huddle…but it’s really a pre-stage pee.
Favourite local band/artist at the moment: Joshua Burnside…hands down.
Musician you would like to collaborate with: Prince. But realistically…No Oil Paintings..they are a KILLER local band.
The last song you listened to: Bruce Hornsby, Thats the Way it is…I must have been reminiscent