Greg Allen is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter best known for his work with Jerry Nolan of the New York Dolls and Johnny Rao of the David Johansen Group, Helen Schneider and the Kick. He has shared the stage with artists such as Johnny Thunders, Rick Derringer, Johnny Winters, Nazareth and Jon Spencer, and has done some time with the underground in London and New York.
In the early 80s Greg Allen played with Blue Ruin of Providence, RI. A popular group, Blue Ruin recorded a 45 single produced by Billy Rath (bass player Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers) and appeared in the "City History/Live at the Livingroom, Providence, RI" album. Greg moved to London via New York City and formed the Vulture Squadron. He later toured the UK with Two Saints.
Back in New York in the early 90s Greg formed a group with Jerry Nolan of the New York Dolls and Chicago Vin Earnshaw of the Delinquents. Their recordings at Baby Monster Studios were brought to an end by Nolan’s untimely death. Greg then formed the Jigsaw Men and later the Greg Allen Group. The Greg Allen Group recorded the albums "Just For You" with Johnny Rao and "Let's Pretend" produced by Nite Bob (New York Dolls, Aerosmith, Iggy and the Stooges.)
Greg is currently finishing an album with Johnny Rao (engineered by Paul Kolderie and Ivan Julian) and forming a new group in Boston.