OKGN Carols with Andrew Allen (Vernon)
Picture this... a hot chocolate in your hand, slippers on, and a personalized 10-15 minute Christmas carol happening on your front lawn, your office, beneath your apartment balcony like Romeo/Juliet... the greatest hits, by a few of the Okanagan Valleys greatest local musicians.
Bonus: If you add an Okanagan Lifestyle item to your purchase at least 24 hours before your caroler(s) arrive, these fine folks will deliver it like Santa would! Select local pick-up for free delivery!
Allen’s DIY ability and optimistic attitude have served him well. He's scored five Top 10 hits in Canada, 2009′s “I Wanna Be Your Christmas”, 2010’s “Loving You Tonight” which was lodged in the upper reaches of the charts for more than 22 weeks. 2011's "I Want You”, 2015’s “What You Wanted” and 2016’s “Favourite Christmas Song”!
His benchmark single “Loving You Tonight”, a lilting, sunny tune about an ideal romance, got Andrew signed to EPIC Records and helped put Andrew on tour with acts like Bruno Mars, One Republic, Andy Grammer, The Script, Train, Joshua Radin and The Barenaked Ladies... with the official music video garnering more than 4 million views and over 100,000 copies sold worldwide.
As a songwriter, Andrew’s written with the likes of Meghan Trainor, Rachel Platten, Carly Rae Jepsen, Tyler Shaw, and Toby Gad (writer of ‘All of Me’ - John Legend, ‘If I Were a Boy’ - Beyonce, ‘Bigs Girls Don’t Cry’ - Fergie etc) to name a few… and is credited with writing songs for Nick Howard (winner of the Voice Germany), German pop icon Mario Novembre, Italian Superstar, Marco Mengoni (who’s song ‘Ad Occhi Chiusi’ went Quadruple Platinum) CD9, a boy band from Mexico (the single ‘Dime’ went Gold) The #1 platinum hit ‘Four Seasons’ for K-Pop superstar Taeyeon and EDM singles for Project 46, Ilan Bluestone and the song ‘Last Chance’ that can be found on Kaskade’s Grammy Nominated album.
In addition, you may have heard his songs featured in various TV Shows and Movies, including the blockbuster Taylor Lautner film ‘Abduction’, reality show ‘The Bachelor’, UP Networks ‘Bringing up Bates’ the most recent Folger’s Coffee commercial, and Sony Pictures film ‘A Dog’s Way Home’!
Radio play and songwriting aside, Andrew is a true live performer with an exceptional voice, incredible songs, some serious live looping chops and limitless energy... not too mention a spatter of comic wit and story-telling ability that helps create a dynamic and interactive live show. He's definitely an artist that embodies the term 'live'.