CFP #16 – Simon Allen

Musician, record label manager and photographer Simon Allen is a founding member of funk and soul outfit The New Mastersounds and runs the band’s label, One Note Records. Born in Warwickshire, Simon moved to Leeds at the age of 18 where he met guitarist Eddie Roberts and started a musical relationship that is still going strong today. In this insightful and funny interview, Simon explains why hearing one particular song when he was working in Discovery Records in Leamington Spa at the age of 14 changed everything for him musically, why his administrative skills have proved just as useful as his drumming skills in developing One Note Records, and why being paid in cash on tour can often prove costly.

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