Simply stated, a drummer is a percussionist who creates music using drums. In all styles of music, from rock to reggae to jazz, the drummer keeps the tempo and embellishes the timber of the song. And one of the most highly-respected Nashville session drummers is Kip Allen.
Do you need a session drummer? How about a songwriter? Do you need a producer? Kip Allen wears all three hats, and somehow finds time, as a touring musician, to tour the world with some of the biggest names in the music industry. Call Kip at 817-995-8093 for more information.
As a drummer percussionist
Since 2008, Kip Allen has been a session drummer/studio drummer for the likes of Phil Vassar, Devin Dawson, Josh Gracin, Chase Martin, and Eric Van Houten, to name just a few. He has built a reputation as the consummate professional, always prepared, always rooted in a vast knowledge of music, and always willing to take on any challenge and find a musical solution. He is the glue which holds any performance or recording together, and he takes that responsibility seriously.
A good session drummer is somebody who has real good time, is an excellent reader, whose drums sound good, someone other musicians are comfortable playing with, and who can assimilate a variety of styles.
As a songwriter
Kip has worked in many genres over the years, from gospel to rock to country, and everything in-between. He has written songs for Trev Leigh, Emma Rowley, Mad Welsely, The Wolf Brothers, Eli Mosely, the Forest Fire Gospel Choir, and others since 2008.
He comes at songwriting from a rather unique direction, leading a song to where he wants it to go, while at the same time seeing the total picture, a bit like seeing a jigsaw puzzle completed while looking at 1000 different pieces. While the songwriter process might be difficult to describe, it is magical to witness.
As a producer
For over thirteen years, Kip Allen has been producing music for some of the biggest names in the music industry. He can record any instrument or voice and produce full tracks for artists to use in their songs.
Music production is the process by which music is created, captured, manipulated, and preserved so that it can be distributed and enjoyed. All of the recorded music that you know and love exists because it went through the production process, no matter how well-known or underground a recording may be, and no matter how minimalist or maximalist it sounds.
Professional music production is creative and technical. It requires well-developed listening skills, a good handle on recording technology, a deep musical knowledge, and effective project management and leadership skills by a music producer.
That is what Kip Allen brings to the table, as a music producer, on any production gig he is involved on.
Final words on Kip Allen
Experience . . . respect . . . reliability . . . talent . . . those four words speak volumes about Kip Allen, and explain why he is constantly in demand as a drummer, as a songwriter, and as a producer. Call him, discuss your next project with him, and know that you will be working with one of the best in Nashville.