Tom Allan & The Strangest
Tom Allan grew up as the son of a German mother and a British soldier. His story begins in a small town in West Germany called Erkelenz, where Tom’s dad gets stationed in the 80’s and meets his later wife. This small town is where the family moves to after his father ends his service for the Queen’s army. At that time Tom is 14 years old. He isn't athletic, weighs a few pounds too many and his German sounds strange. From the beginning on, the shy and introverted boy is the outsider. But then, at only 15 years old, he writes his first song. "For the first time", he remembers 10 years later, "I had the feeling that I had found something, that I was better at than all the others!" This moment changed his life. After a few tumultuous years of being in different bands, gaining more and more experiences in writing, trying out various things and a life lessoning experience with drugs, he begins to work in a drug help center and supports junkies in all stadiums of misery. This period in his life inspired him to write his best songs so far. Tom, who dreams of bringing back honest energy, melodious hook lines wrapped up with rough guitar sounds, melancholy and most of all attitude to the pop world, is a highly talented young musician and lyricist who can take the best from the recent history of music and modernize it and transports it to the present age.