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Jon Allen returns to Hampshire
Jon Allen

Winchester-born singer-songwriter Jon Allen returned to his roots for an appearance in aid of BBC Children in Need.

The 31-year old was on stage at Up Close and Personal with Sally Taylor at the Kings Theatre in Southsea.

It is the latest milestone in Jon's music career which is skyrocketing.

Having already worked with Seal, Emmylou Harris, Mark Knopfler, KT Tunstall and Jose Gonzalez, Jon's music is crashing into the mainstream.

Jon's music is evocative of the folk rock scene of the late 60s/early 70s. In Your Light made it onto BBC Radio 2's 'A' playlist while Going Home was initially championed by Radio 1's Jo Whiley and was used on a Land Rover television commercial.

He grew up in the village of Northington, near Winchester before moving to Devon. He later went on to study at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.

Appearing on BBC Radio Solent's Sally Taylor programme, Jon played two tracks - Going Home and In Your Light.

He was taking time out of his UK tour which Jon explained was going well. He said: "It's good. It has moments of surreal-ness! It's great to have people respond to your music. It's nice to go back to a place and see more people each time - it's very gratifying."

Presenter profile: Sally Taylor
24 Jul 09 |  TV & Radio
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