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SHAMARR ALLEN

Shamarr Allen is the definition of New Orleans! Hailing from the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Allen has influences in jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk rhythms, blues and country. He is the lead vocalist and trumpeter of his band “Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs.” In addition to performing with his band, Allen has collaborated with many renowned artists around the world such as Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, Galatic, Harrick Connick Jr, and Lenny Kravitz, to name a few. He is a sought after artist for festivals and venues around the world. In addition to displaying his skills on the front-line as a lead performer, Allen is also a music composer, writer, and producer. With a scintillating and unique sound, look, and exemplary talents, Shamarr Allen transcends musical boundaries. He is the True Orleans experience!

Amazing Achievements

Shamarr Allen is the definition of New Orleans! Hailing from the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Allen has influences in jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk rhythms, blues and country. He is the lead vocalist and trumpeter of his band “Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs.” In addition to performing with his band, Allen has collaborated with many renowned artists around the world such as Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, Galatic, Harrick Connick Jr, and Lenny Kravitz, to name a few. He is a sought after artist for festivals and venues around the world. In addition to displaying his skills on the front-line as a lead performer, Allen is also a music composer, writer, and producer. With a scintillating and unique sound, look, and exemplary talents, Shamarr Allen transcends musical boundaries. He is the True Orleans experience!

Latest Album

The latest album, ‘Bandhead’, showcases immense musical diversity. Fusing elements of jazz, hip-hop, trap, rock, R&B, New Orleans bounce, pop, and marching band music, this album will blow listeners away. It delivers a powerful line-up of fun, hardcore, authentic music, with genre bending blends of his original sound, hip-rock. The widely played song Band Head, explains how the trumpet gave him a second chance at life by saving him from the rough streets of New Orleans. This album also has a new version of Sex With Me, which is sure to delight new and old fans, while surprising fans with familiar cover songs such as Nothing But Trouble by Lil Wayne, Halfway by S-8ighty, and even Shake It Off by Taylor Swift. This album was created with multiple instruments played by Shamarr Allen himself. The “Bandhead’ album totally goes against the grain, yet it is a stroke genius.

Meet The Underdawgs

Floyd Gray

Floyd Gray

DRUMS

Herbert Stevens

Herbert Stevens

percussion & backing vocals

Jason Butler

Jason Butler

keyboards

Matt Clark

Matt Clark

guitar & backing vocals

William Terry

bass