Allen Bernard Branch is a multi-instrumentalist from the Eastside of Baltimore, Maryland and currently resides in New York City. He is a percussionist turned keyboardist, and a drummer turned bassist, and a young kid beating on pots and pans, turned working musician. He is strongly rooted in drum set. Allen has been playing since the age of six. He attended the Baltimore School for the Arts high school, and studied orchestral percussion with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s percussionist, John Locke. Allen’s drum set playing in church and marching band helped him use the music theory and orchestral experience that BSA instilled in him, to prepare him for a professional career as a musician. Allen is currently in over five New York City bands: Everyman (Baltimore/New York), Red Sahara, Lulu Fall and James Theory, Feeding Goats, LTLT, Soul’D Out NYC, Killbozby, and The Audubon Lab Experiment. Allen plays regularly on stages that his favorite influences have played on in NYC at some point, haha: The Groove NYC, The Bitter End, The Shrine NYC, Silvana, The Village Underground, Drom NYC, and Rockwood Music Hall’s Stages 1 and 2. Allen was the drummer and background singer for the European Gospel group, The Original USA Gospel Singers and Band, for three seasons. While in European, Allen played traditional and contemporary Gospel on stages in places like: Germany (Daun, Wittenberg, Berlin, Munich, The Black Forest, Leipzig, and Frankfurt), Austria, Italy, Luxembourg, and France.