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Boston native, self-taught guitar player Chris Allen has auditioned for everything from Lead/Rhythm Guitar in a local production of the 1971, Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice Rock Opera, JESUS CHRIST SUPER STAR, to none other than the Metal God himself, ROB HALFORD for his solo band "HALFORD" after being approached by HALFORD's management in 2002. Chris has acquired such endorsements as MONSTER GUITAR PICKS (www.HotPicksUSA.com) and has been featured in much of Their promotional material incl TV & Internet as well as SFARZO GUITAR STRINGS (www.Sfarzo.US) & Trailer Trash Pedalboards (www.trailertrashpedalboards.com).
In the mid 80's Chris studied Guitar briefly under Joe Stump (www.JOESTUMP.com) and would continue on his own to study the styles of such players as George Lynch, Randy Rhoads, Yngwie Malmsteen, etc., through tablature books, Guitar magazines, videos and countless hours of practice. In 2002 Chris formed the band MISSION:CONTROL, a 4 pc. all original, Hard Rock assault squad, which would change members over the next 6 years, playing virtually EVERY stage in the New England area and beyond including the legendary CBGB's just before closing their doors forever... Currently, Chris performs live, all around New England with his 4 pc. InstruMENTAL Hard Rock band, having shared the stage with some of New Englands bigger, well known acts. Since then, Chris' relentless Marketing/Promotion team (himself..haha!) has earned him internet popularity on social networks such as MYSPACE, with nearly 20,000 friends/fans and over 100,000 song plays and 3 FACEBOOK profiles with a combined fan base of over 8000 followers, has resulted in numerous opportunities and a wider audience bringing endless exposure...
Chris hopes his efforts, dedication, focus and perseverance will achieve recognition and notoriety among his peers and subsequent fans. With future goals of playing live, touring, pro recording, endorsements and major record deals, theres no telling what this determined, aspiring musician will bring in the way of PURE ROCK AGGRESSION!!