Guitarist Jeff Allegue was born in Amityville, NY and began his classical training at the age of 10. A founding members of The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, he played bass with the group for 12 years and appeared on their multi-platinum selling albums “Christmas Trilogy” and “The Lost Christmas Eve", as well as their newest release "Night Castle". He was awarded 2 platinum and 4 gold records from the RIAA for his work with them.
Early in his career, his band “The Tallboys” appeared on MTV which led to their appearance on “Star Search,” where they won three consecutive shows and placed in the finals. He went onto work with Jive recording artist Amie Miriello and Taylor Dayne, with whom Jeff toured for many years throughout the country. His latest instrumental guitar album "The Lovely Savages" is available on iTunes or anywhere digital music is sold. Currently, Jeff is a member of the hugely popular Long Island-based band New Life Crisis along with singer/songwriter Paul Mahos, and drummer Steve O'Brien. Jeff has been profiled in Guitar Player Magazine, Bass Player Magazine and Guitar for the Practicing Musician. He plays Spector basses, Martin, Gretsch, Fender and Alvarez-Yairi guitars. All instruments are strung with D'Addario strings.
In this conversation Jeff talks about starting out in the 80s, (MTV and Star Search), what he does to stay in shape, why his classical training informs everything he plays, and how each instrument (bass, acoustic and electric) allows him to express different aspects of his musical self. Plus-- many live studio performances, solo and with his son Grant. Find out more at http://www.myspace.com/jeffallegue
Check out Jeff's live studio performances below!
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