Band: Greg Adams Band & Sara Bareilles
Hailing from Columbus, Indiana, Allen started playing the bass
at age eleven. His playing won him several awards throughout high
school, including the prestigious Louis Armstrong Jazz award.
After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles to attend the Musicians
Institute. There he received his Bachelor's Degree in Music and
also won the outstanding student of the year.
Since graduating in 99', he has done a diverse range of live playing
and recording sessions. His playing spans the musical spectrum
from jazz to rock and everything in between. He is currently on
the faculty at Musicians Institute. You can catch Brian on screen
playing upright bass in the 2003 movie "A Mighty Wind"
starring Christopher Guest. He was the house bass player for VH1's,
The Making Of The Partridge Family in 04. Brian can be heard on
the Grammy Nominated trumpeter Greg Adams newest release entitled
He has also opened for Maroon 5 at Brixton Academy in London and
the Apollo in Manchester with Epic recording artist Sara Bareilles.
Brian can be seen on gregadamsmusic.com and sarabmusic.com
Zon bass(es) of choice:
Sonus Special 6, fretted
Mosaic 5, white/fretted
Sonus 5, Cocobolo/fretless
Sonus Lightwave 6/ fretless lined