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Allied Nation / Bio

Allied Nation is a six-piece hard rock band hailing from the city by the Bay, San Francisco, California. Founded by core members Anthony Martinez (keyboards, guitar, and vocals) and Jeffrey Nation (lead vocals), AN solidified it's lineup when it added Mike "Ski" Wellinske (bass), Jeff Berger (drums), and Bo Rios (the last lead gutar player to join and record with the band). Along the way, AN was fortunate enough to have many talented players pass through its ranks, including: Steve Zukowsky (lead gutar, vocals) Dan Petruzzella (lead guitar, vocals) Michael Stevenson Reed (lead guitar) Joe Sigretto (lead guitar) Steve Traversi (drums) Mark "Too Young" Collins (Drums) Alan Echols (bass) George Sternecker (bass) Allied Nation enjoyed moderate success overseas, including airplay in Belgium, France, Spain, as well as appearing in many european rock publications. In the states, AN recorded several demos, including "Find Yourself Another Fool", which appeared on the "Hot Night in the City" release in England and "If We Try", which appeared on the Album Network's Unsigned Band CD in 1991. Allied Nation played live throughout the Bay Area at clubs such as the Onmi in Oakland, The Keystone Berkeley, The Stone, The Chi-Chi Club, and the Mabuhay Gardens in San Francisco, Uncle Charlie's, among many others. Allied Nation disbanded in 1993, but its members remain active in music. Jeff nation recently recorded a collection of jazz standards and will be performing in Hawaii soon. Anthony Martinez has become a professional actor, appearing in films, commercials, and on the musical theater stage. Mike Willenske and Jeff Berger still hone their musical skills as well. UPDATE: On December 9, 2008, after a 15 year hiatus, the three core members of Allied Nation (Anthony, Jeff, and Ski) reunited with former AN guitarist Dan Petruzzella and drummer Mark Collins for a one night reunion concert in San Rafael, CA to celebrate Mark's temporary return from Iraq, where he is currently serving in the military. The reception to Allied Nation's classic sound and rocking tunes was instantaneous and they blew the lid off the joint. Allied Nation is excited to announce it's first full-length CD, "Touch & Go", to be released on the aor-fm label in Europe in early 2009. Keep watching for links to buy the CD and upcoming tour dates! Allied Nation is back...and better than before. ..

General Info

Band Members
Jeff Nation, Anthony Martinez, Jeff Berger, Mike Wallinske, Dan Petruzzella, Rudy "BO" Rios
Artist Name
Allied Nation
Profile Page
Rock / Classic Rock / Melodic Hard Rock

Contact Info

San Francisco, CA
Brian Mason Speaker @ Speakeasy Music Productions

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