His career in radio, which began as a teenager in London, England has taken him around the world including stops in Italy and Canada.
Allen has been heard on radio stations such as Capital Radio, Radio Nova International, Breeze FM, 1450 CHUC, 980 CHEX and 101.5 CFMP.
His passion for music started at an early age, growing up listening to his elder siblings music collections. They introduced him to The Beatles, Jimmy Hendrix, Fairport Convention, Muddy Waters, The Walker Brothers to name a few.
In the 80’s Bell had an opportunity to work, and become friends, with American songwriter Tommy Boyce. Boyce along with writing partner Bobby Hart composed a string of hits during the 6os, including Freddie Cannon’s “Action,” Curtis Lee‘s “Pretty Little Angel Eyes,” Jay & the Americans‘ “Come a Little Bit Closer,” and Little Anthony & the Imperials‘ “Hurt So Bad. Boyce & Hart, are possibly best known as the frequent songwriters for the Monkees, their hits include I’m Not Your Stepping Stone, Last Train to Clarksville and the (Theme from) The Monkees.
Allen looks to the future as the radio industry evolves and develops. He says that the continuing change and improvements are good for listeners.
Each week Allen talks to musicians about their craft, the hard work and the road they have travelled to get where they are today in their career.
Guests on New Music have included Lee Arron, Simon Ward from The Strumbellas, Elliot Moss, Jesse Hale Moore, Emma Alves, David Clayton Thomas, Dandexx, Blair Packham and Alysha Brilla.