Seeking professional management.
Gary Allen hails from East St.Louis,IL. A veteran of the United States Navy, He began performing with a stocking cap, sunglasses and a broom for his Dad's card games at 4 years old. When Elvis wouldn't due any longer, Van Halen, Judas Priest, WASP, Loudness, Dokken, Pantera, KISS and many more artists influenced Gary to sing, play guitar and perform. His first band was The Edge, a five piece school dance sensation that should have went all the way. In 2000 Gary became the lead singer and contributing songwriter for North Carolina's Devyce and successfully managed,booked toured in support of their debut album Slowers, taking the band to the height of it's success. In 2005 he formed ReAlign, A Salute To Godsmack and performed over 200 times all over the southern states, most recently supporting Powerman 5000 in Raleigh,NC. The band remains available today. In 2011, He founded Grind,portraying Layne Staley in the hauntingly realistic Tribute to Alice in Chains, managing,booking and promoting the band worldwide himself. Grind are humble and proud to be recognized by the families of Layne Staley and Mike Starr and many of their closest friends,recently accepting an invitation to perform on a star studded bill in honor of Mike Starr in Seattle. Eddie Trunk called Grind "A kick ass Tribute" via twitter after attending a recent show in Las Vegas at Danny "The Count" Koker's Vampd. Proud to be the only world touring authentic Tribute To Alice in Chains with it's mission to honor the legends they worship, their amazing triumphs and the tragic losses they continue to deal with. Grind currently seek professional management. A father of two amazing daughters and living life with his love Sarah, Gary continues to perform in honor of his only son Aaron, who is laid to rest in Fairview, IL after dying in his fathers' arms when Gary himself was only 17.
"Killing Pain" - Rob Halford.
Grind makes it's debut at Club Bash in beautiful Boca Raton Florida Saturday, December 3rd.
Returning to the 2012 Ink Life Tour Feb 17,18 and 19 in Amarillo,Texas.