From Allen Weber
Born in Chicago, raised in the Chicagoland area.
ASCAP (Writer and Publisher)
Toured USA and Asia, numerous clubs, concerts, festivals, and recording sessions.
Journeyman musician Allen Weber is another musician to emerge from Chicago's music scene. At age 7 he learned to play piano. At age 11 he switched to trumpet. And at age 15 he finally moved to guitar, though he originally wanted to be a bass player after watching the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show.
He played his first gig in a combo at age 16 and never looked back. Moving from parties, to clubs where he continued honing his musical chops, to tours in the USA and Asia including venues such as Chicago's venerable Arie Crown Theater, and numerous recording sessions.
Moving to Hawaii in the 1979 Weber formed a Country band playing at premier clubs in Honolulu and Waikiki, leaving in 1980 for LA Weber began doing some session work, and performed in several bands. Relocating again in the mid 1990's to New York City Weber continued to do a bit of session work and performed in some bands, before stopping playing professionally for some time. Moving to Jacksonville Florida in 2000, Weber again picked up his musical career, and in 2012 formed a fusion band called Allen Weber's Hot Shock Band which has performed at local Jacksonville area clubs and regional festivals.
Weber composed and arranged songs, and in in 2013 hired musicians and then recorded the album released under the name Allen Weber Hot Shock. The album was produced by Weber as well.
In 2014 Weber released the second Hot Shock recording. A live EP “Live and Sparking” consisting of four songs from Concerts in 2013 & 2014
His Album Hot Shock has received terrestrial radio air play world wide, from stations in major cities like Chicago, Miami, NYC, stations in the UK, Holland, Germany, Mexico, and many other countries. In addition a lot of internet radio stations have added Allen Weber Hot Shock to their play lists. Such as jazzbitesradio.com where he was artist of the day
A new album is planned for 2016. The music is already written, and you will be invited to join in the journey via a kickstarter donation for a great reward! Coming soon.