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Jason Allen
We Are The Many
A blend of differing time signatures coupled with a video made using AI manipulated imagery.

Written and recorded in December 2021.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Artwork & Video: Jason Allen

YOUTUBE   •   SOUNDCLOUD
 
 
 
Jason Allen
Post Nuclear Talking Blues
Twenty years ago on December 16th 2001, we lost the great Stuart Adamson.

By way of tribute, here's a version of one of Big Country's lighter-hearted songs, recorded in the musical style of myself circa 2001. Travel easy Big Man.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Big Country

VIEW ON YOUTUBE   •   SOUNDCLOUD
 
Jason Allen
Wayside Sessions - Vol 1
A playlist featuring five songs filmed live at Wayside Studios, Whelford, UK, on August 14th, 2021.

Thanks to Dave Griffin for the use of his studio live room.

Guitar & Vocals: Jason Allen
Audio Mixing: Jason Allen
Video Edits: Jason Allen

VIEW ON YOUTUBE
 
 
 
Jason Allen
Natural Courses
Here's a YouTube playlist featuring all eleven tracks (plus a trailer) from Natural Courses.

The album was released on June 1st, 2021.

Some 'proper' videos may appear in future, apathy pending.

 
Jason Allen
Into The Background Noise
A video for a track from the Disappearing Act album, which was released in December 2020.

It's an honest song about living life in your own way and accepting your lot.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Video Edit: Jason Allen

YOUTUBE   •   DISAPPEARING ACT
 
 
 
Jason Allen
Northern Breeze
This song appears on the Disappearing Act album, which was released in December 2020.

The video was shot at Stanton Drew stone circles in Somerset, England.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen

VIEW ON YOUTUBE   •   DISAPPEARING ACT
 
Jason Allen
Education The 80s Way
One of many songs written during the development of the Disappearing Act album.

It's about friendships, growing up and sharing old memories. Taken from the Peaceful Protest EP.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen

YOUTUBE   •   PEACEFUL PROTEST EP
 
 
 
Jason Allen
Peaceful Protest
This song originated during the Disappearing Act sessions in 2020. It was published in January 2021.

Part of the Peaceful Protest EP, a collection of off-cuts from the main album.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Video: Jason Allen

YOUTUBE   •   PEACEFUL PROTEST EP
 
Jason Allen
Came Ashore
This is a remixed version of a song formerly called Tribe. It was originally released in summer 2020.

This video and mix dates from early 2021.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen

YOUTUBE   •   PEACEFUL PROTEST EP
 
 
 
Jason Allen
Toothless Wolf
A video for a song called Toothless Wolf, which was written and recorded in summer 2020.

Taken from the 2020 album Disappearing Act.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera: Jason Allen

VIEW ON YOUTUBE   •   DISAPPEARING ACT
 
Jason Allen
Starred & Crossed
This Big Country song was a B-side in the late 1980s. I've always had a soft spot for it, so I created my own interpretation.

Recorded on October 26th, 2020 in Somerset, England.

Composer: Stuart Adamson
Composer: Bruce Watson
Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen

VIEW ON YOUTUBE
 
 
 
Jason Allen
Where The Hell Do I Begin?
I wrote this song back in August 2020, whilst jamming on a nylon-stringed guitar in the heat of the afternoon sun.

This is a studio version of that song. It appears on the album Disappearing Act.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen

WATCH ON YOUTUBE   •   DISAPPEARING ACT
 
Jason Allen
Fifty Nine Percent Less Spam
This is a B-side, because I miss the concept of hastily-recorded tracks on the flip side of traditional singles.

The lyrics were written using cut-up phrases from spam emails.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Artwork: Jason Allen

YOUTUBE   •   PEACEFUL PROTEST EP
 
 
 
Jason Allen
Ways To Win Your Heart
This is the fourth and final track from The River EP, which was released in March 2020.

The song emerged late one January night in 2020, as winter storms battered the country. It's imperfect, as we all are.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen

THE RIVER EP ON YOUTUBE   •   SPOTIFY
 
Jason Allen
The River
The title track from The River EP, released in early March 2020.

Written and recorded January to February 2020. All instruments and voices by Jason Allen.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen

THE RIVER EP ON YOUTUBE   •   ITUNES
 
 
 
Jason Allen
The Stand
A song about protecting important things. All instruments and voices by Jason Allen.

Taken from The River EP. Written and recorded in January and February 2020.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Photography: Jason Allen

THE RIVER EP ON YOUTUBE   •   SPOTIFY
 
Jason Allen
Winter Life
A mildly-whimsical song about winter life in the Somerset countryside.

Written and recorded in January and February 2020.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen

THE RIVER EP ON YOUTUBE   •   SPOTIFY
 
 
 
Jason Allen
When Doves Cry
A re-imagined studio cover version of When Doves Cry, originally performed by Prince.

All instruments and voices by Jason Allen. Recorded in January 2020.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Prince
Original Caged Bird Artwork: Ria Sopala

WATCH ON YOUTUBE   •   SPOTIFY
 
Jason Allen
State Of Calm
An epic video for a song about an epic journey. Written, produced and performed by Jason Allen, summer 2019.

This song is taken from the album Find Your Silence.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Video Footage: Various (via Pexels)
Video Edit: Jason Allen

STREAM OR DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM
 
 
 
Jason Allen
A Spark To Grace
Another song taken from the album Find Your Silence.

Video footage captured at various points during 2019.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Video Edit: Jason Allen

LISTEN TO FIND YOUR SILENCE
 
Jason Allen
Lockdown Jams
A collection of live acoustic renditions, often recorded outdoors during the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021.

This playlist features cover versions and original songs.

Guitar & Vocals: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen

YOUTUBE PLAYLIST   •   SPOTIFY   •   APPLE
 
 
 
Jason Allen
The Very Definition
The third song to be released from the Find Your Silence album. Written and recorded over a two-day period in August 2019.

Stock footage credits can be found at the end of the video.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Video Edit: Jason Allen

LISTEN TO THE ALBUM
 
Jason Allen
Nothing's Wrong (acoustic)
This is a live acoustic rendition of the opening track from my 2019 album Find Your Silence.

It was written in spring 2019. The footage was shot in summer 2019.

Guitar & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen

WATCH ON YOUTUBE
 
 
 
Jason Allen
The Way Back
The second track to be released from my 2019 album Find Your Silence. The song was written and recorded in spring 2019.

Made on location in Somerset, England.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Producer: Jason Allen
Image: Pixnio

LISTEN TO THE ALBUM
 
Jason Allen
Don't Change
The first track to be released from the album Find Your Silence.

Written, recorded and filmed by myself in the first week of January 2019.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen

LISTEN TO THE ALBUM
 
 
 
Jason Allen
Steady As You Go
A gentle video for a gentle song, filmed on location in the Chew Valley region of Somerset.

Taken from the album Simple Machines.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen

STREAM OR DOWNLOAD SIMPLE MACHINES
 
Jason Allen
Return
This song was the first fully-completed track to be released from my 2018 album Simple Machines.

Written, performed, recorded and filmed in the spring and summer of 2018.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen

SPOTIFY   •   APPLE MUSIC   •   YOUTUBE
 
 
 
Jason Allen
Only Stars
A self-made video for Only Stars, filmed in Somerset, England.

This song is taken from the album Roads From Ruin.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen

LISTEN AT BANDCAMP   •   LYRICS & INFO
 
The Stories
Short Stories EP
The Stories debut release is a collection of five original songs recorded in early 2018.

This playlist features a video for every track, plus the trailer.

Artist: The Stories
Composers: Jason Allen, Teri Souter, David Griffin
Animation: Jason Allen
Video Editing: Jason Allen

THE STORIES   •   STREAM OR DOWNLOAD EP
 
 
 
Jason Allen
Ghost On My Trail
This is the opening track from my 2017 album Roads From Ruin.

It was written in April 2017 and recorded during the summer of 2017. The video was made in October 2017.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen

LISTEN AT BANDCAMP   •   LYRICS & INFO
 
Jason Allen
Musical Doodles
My second YouTube account ('Jason Allen 2') is a home for my short videos.

Each clip in this playlist contains one of my hastily-made 'musical doodles', alongside footage shot on my travels.

Visit my main YouTube channel for less-rushed music videos.

 
 
 
Jason Allen
Inwards
My take on Inwards by Big Country, with a vaguely mid-period Snow Patrol production, self-recorded at home, December 2016.

The video is an array of layered mosaic clips, rather than one of my usual 'walking in a field looking forlorn' efforts.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composers: Big Country
Video Edit: Jason Allen
 
Jason Allen & Roy Harrill
Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard (live acoustic)
We've been bashing out this Paul Simon tune at parties for 25 years, so we decided to make a video of it.

This was recorded and filmed live in August 2016.

Guitar & Vocals: Roy Harrill
Guitar & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Paul Simon
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen
 
 
 
Jason Allen & Paul Jolliffe
Train In Vain
My lifelong friend Paul came to stay for a few days, so we decided to learn this tune, record it live, then cut a video in one day.

The original song appears at the end of London Calling by The Clash. Created in May 2016.

Guitar & Vocals: Jason Allen
Ukulele: Paul Jolliffe
Composers: Joe Strummer, Mick Jones
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen
 
Jason Allen
Natural Stuff (live acoustic)
This song was one of the last to be written when I was finishing up my Fieldwork album in spring 2015.

It took a lot of time and practice to be able to play and sing this particular track. This version was filmed in June 2016.

Guitar & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen
 
 
 
Jason Allen
Hey What Ya Got?
I taped a drum loop during a Medicine Show rehearsal. Within hours I'd built this rough and ready song around it.

I then set about making a video for the track. I managed to write and record the music and complete the video all in one week. Made in February 2015.

Vocals & Instruments: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen
 
Jason Allen
Enough Of This Love
A timelapse-based video for a song from my 2015 album Fieldwork.

I spent a lot of time being very still while making this video.

Footage shot from June to September 2015 in Somerset, England.

Vocals & Instruments: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen
 
 
 
Jason Allen & Paul Jolliffe
London Calling (live acoustic)
Myself and Paul Jolliffe continue our attempt to record the entire London Calling album on our own.

Here's our guitar/ukulele version of the title track, filmed live at the Harrill Guitars Woodshop in August 2016.

Guitar & Vocals: Jason Allen. Ukulele: Paul Jolliffe
Composers: Joe Strummer, Mick Jones
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen
 
Jason Allen
Tin Can Planet
A 'lost and found' video for a lost and found song. Filmed and edited in a single spring day in March 2012.

The song was originally written in 2007, and has steadily evolved ever since.

Vocals & Instruments: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen
 
 
 
Jason Allen & Roy Harrill
Running To Stand Still
In May 2013, on the eve of The Medicine Show's launch in Spain, we attempted a tune we'd never played before.

I knew the lyrics and arrangement, and Roy improvised using his newly-acquired lapsteel skills. Here's the resulting live jam.

Guitar & Vocals: Jason Allen
Dobro: Roy Harrill
Composer: U2
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen
 
Jason Allen
Just A Shadow (live acoustic)
Just A Shadow is one of my very favourite Big Country songs. This is my acoustic interpretation, filmed live on the porch with my iPhone, 18th May 2014.

Written by Stuart Adamson, Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler and Bruce Watson. Originally from the album Steeltown.

Guitar & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Big Country
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen
 
 
 
Jason Allen
Make You
I wrote this song in February 2012.

The video was completed in May 2012. It incorporates over 600 still photographs to create a dream-like animated consciousness.

Guitar & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen
 
Jason Allen
I'll Be Here (live acoustic)
I'll Be Here proved to be one of the more popular songs on my 2015 album Fieldwork.

This 'Deck Session' version was recorded live in September 2015.

Guitar & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen
 
 
 
The Medicine Show
Five Go Mad In Madrid
A light-hearted documentary of The Medicine Show's live launch in Spain, as part of RibFest 2013. Contains scenes that some viewers may find amusing.

Vocals: Teri Souter
Lead Guitar: Roy Harrill
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Crow
Bass: David Scull
Drums: Jason Allen

Director & Editor: Jason Allen
Camera: Jason Allen, Teri Souter
Audio Mix: Jason Allen
 
Chances R
Built On A Landslide
A video for the final Chances R studio track, with live footage shot in 1993 at Bristol Mauretania. Created in December 2011.

Vocals & Guitar: Jason Allen
Guitar & Vocals: Roy Harrill
Bass: Paul Jolliffe
Drums: John Bidder
Keyboards: Pete Jennings

Composer: Chances R
Camera: Graham Jones
Lighting: John Turton-Smith
Remastered Edit (2011): Jason Allen
 
 
Jason Allen at YouTube
YouTube (main)
My main YouTube channel for music-related videos.
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YouTube (alt)
A second YouTube channel for misc odd and ends.
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  Jason Allen at Vimeo
Vimeo
I've got a few videos at Vimeo, the 'Posh YouTube'.
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  Jason Allen at Vine
Vine
It's now extinct, but for a while I posted clips at Vine.
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