Shane Allsop

Have you always been musical?

Yes definitely. I started gigging at a very young age and mum and her brothers all play and sing so I guess I picked it up from them.

What/who are your musical influences?

Drums being my first instrument I have a huge list of influences especially loving all styles of music but hearing Buddy Rich play drums for the first time really pushed me to become a drummer and my favourite band of all time is Incubus.

What/who are you listening to right now?

There are so many awesome artists these days, but when I get a chance to listen to music, I usually put on some old crusy favourites such as John Mayer, John Butler, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, my list is pages long.

Favourite line from a song?

“The worlds a roller coaster and I’m not strapped in …… maybe I should hold with care but my hands are busy in the air” – by Incubus.

Which instruments do you play?

Drums are my first instrument but I also play guitar and sing.

What gig past, future or present would you like to have been to/go to?

I really couldn’t choose. I’ve been lucky enough to see so many famous bands I love over the years, but I guess Nirvana and Pantera would be high on the list. Also all the old greats including Elvis would be on the list too.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years in the music industry?

I guess any Arena or stadium would make me pretty happy. I’ve been lucky enough to play some pretty big shows over the years.

Where can people find your music?

At this moment in time I still haven’t written any of my own songs, hopefully In the future I will. As for now just check out most local gig guides too see where I’m playing.