A Little About Allen...AKA...Jesse Brady
Allen has been in the music business in one form or another since age seventeen when he recorded his first record "Sorry `Bout That" b/w "My Imagination" under the name Chris Allen.
Following Military Service Allen worked as an embalmer/funeral director first in Indiana, then later in California. It was while in California, he was working days in the mortuary, and spent his nights singing in clubs in and around Hollywood. Allen received his first break when he was seen and heard by Chuck Cabot of Hollywood International Talents (H.I.T.) Within days he was signed to both a management and recording contract with Versepto Records.
Under the stage name "Jesse Brady", he charted three top ten singles "We`ve Found Everlasting Love", "The World Of My Woman", "It`s Your Baby..You Rock It" and three albums until moving to the BJB label. His last performance was at the famed "Palamino Club" where he did a show with the late Rick Nelson. After several years of living on the road, Allen left the Hollywood scene and returned home to Indiana where he became a barber/hairstylist. Shortly thereafter he took a position teaching at the Indiana Barber/Stylist College in Indianapolis.
Again bitten by the "music bug", Allen moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he took a job as a radio record promoter, before opening his own booking agency "Showstoppers Of Nashville" with lifetime friend and former bandmember Tom Pugh. Allen (aka Jesse Brady) is also a BMI songwriter and has written many country and gospel songs. His best selling composition to date was Orion`s "Some You Win, Some You Lose" on the famed SUN Records label. He also recorded two sides for Teddy Bear Records and enjoyed moderate success with "There Was A Tall Oak Tree" and "If The Sun Shines Brighter".
Since that time, Allen has been writing and singing both country and gospel music. He appeared weekly on two TV programs ("Life And Praise" at 6:30 pm on Saturdays, and "Let`s Talk" Saturdays at midnight) both on Nashville 21 CTN. He has also appeared on "Old Time Gospel Music", "Make Mine Country" and "Southern Gospel Jubilee".