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WRITING A BOOK 

It's been a while since the last tour and the album release. Just wanted to give an update on what I'm up to. I'm playing and singing and writing songs for my next record, but my main focus right now is writing a book. I have a book deal with publisher Arsenal Pulp Press. The book is about the human fallout from fighting in hockey. I have done a lot of investigative journalism on the subject for the CBC and I'm having a great time building on that and learning how to be an author. I've written about a quarter of the book so far (plenty to go!), but I'm grinding almost every day and I'm happy with what I've produced so far. 

Music is always on my mind and I've got lots of great ideas for the future, but for the next few months, that's on hold! Talk soon!!

'ALLINGHAM IS PROOF THAT ROCK 'N ROLL IS NOT A DYING BREED' 

Couple of outstanding reviews of JA's new album RUN WILD worth sharing. 

"Allingham is proof that rock 'n roll is not a dying breed." Here's the article in the Permanent Rain Press

"Jeremy Allingham’s new record Run Wild drips with summer vibes...Run Wild a great rock piece. It combines the veins and viscera of classic rock with the instrumentation and production levels of modern rock." Here's the article in Gonzo Okanagan.

RUN WILD streaming on Exclaim! right now 

Hugely proud to share with you, for the first time, my new album RUN WILD. STREAMING ON EXCLAIM RIGHT NOW! These are the best ten songs I've had in me to this point in my life. I spilled my guts and did it with the most freedom, honesty and genuine emotion I've ever been able to. 

Thanks to Jesse Gander for producing it with me and making it sound so good. Thanks to Creative BC for kicking in to help me fund it. Thanks to Alex Glassford, Josh Denny-Keys, Michael Meroniuk and Kyle Hayes for playing so well and making the songs even better. 

Most importantly, thanks to my wife Sajeeda for supporting me and loving me through everything, always.

 

 

2017: What a year! 

It's been a big year for me and I want to take the opportunity to thank everyone who made it possible. 

First and, by far most importantly, thanks to my wife Sajeeda for bringing us a new baby boy. Tariq joined the party on January 15th, which means he's almost one and becoming a very cool guy. 

Thanks to my daughter Maliyah for being a smart, joyous, mischievous, kind and funny kid. She is everything to me. And, holy cow, she's already 4!  

I made a new record this year, and it's the best one I've ever done. That's what I've been told anyway. I always think the newest record is the best one, ha.  

Thanks to Creative BC for helping out with the funding. A huge thanks to Josh Denny-Keys, Alex Glassford, Mike Meroniuk and Kyle Hayes for continuing to contribute their creative talents to make my songs sound great.  

Thanks to Jesse Gander for his relentless efforts and out-of-this-world engineering and producing talent. You guys are the best. And thanks again to Sajeeda for holding it together on the homestead while I'm in the studio, doing what I love.  

I played a bunch of very cool shows this year. The most important was the fundraiser we did for the Overdose Prevention Society. More than 1,200 people have died this year. It's a crisis and a tragedy of massive proportions.  

It's also been a hugely rewarding year in my work as a journalist at the CBC. The BC Election was a wild ride. For me, the most important work I did was my series called 'Major Misconduct: Why We Let Kids Fight On Ice' about the human fallout from fighting in junior hockey. Thanks to my bosses and colleagues at the CBC who made it possible and thanks to the people who shared their powerful stories with me.

JA Album 2017 - Studio Session #1 

My buds came to visit my at Rain City! A dad in his happy place.

JDKK gettin' stanky on the wurly bird.

This guy is such a menacing titan behind the kit in studio.

Four of the five dudes. Thanks for all your work, fellas!

The sheet.

I was in studio at Rain City Recorders with my engineer / co-producer Jesse Gander four days in July and it was a helluva good time. The tunes are sounding amazing and I'm mega-pumped. After two big rehearsals the nights before the session, we had 12 tunes ready to go. I cut one, so we're done to 11. In the four days we completed all drums, all bass, all keys, all lead guitar and a couple of rhythm guitar tracks. Amazing work. Huge thanks to Josh Denny-Keys, Alex Glassford, Kyle Hayes and Mike Meroniuk who are such talented musicians and make my songwriting really come to life. Way to go, pals.

I'm especially excited for 'Wasted Too Long', 'Goin' Down', 'Run Wild' - all epic rock n roll songs in their own rite. Also 'Cowgirl', which is a tune I wrote about Maliyah when she was first born. Nothin' but hits! hahaha

Also had Saj, Maliyah and Tariq swing by to check things out and that was a thrill to have them there with me for a bit too!

I also did daily vlog updates on my Facebook page, so check those out for more! Next session is Aug11-14. We'll be gettin' rhythm guitar, lead and backing vocals and lord knows what else done!

Writing, Writing, Writing 

 

I had an excellent week of songwriting with some of Vancouver's most talented musicians! Wednesday night was with producer hero Jesse Gander down at Rain City Recorders. We laid down some scratches and really dug into arrangement and production ideas. Strong shit. Thursday night in my parents' basement in Langley (!) with Daniel Wesley. Dan has an amazing knack for writing catchy hooks and he had some stellar ideas for two of my favourite songs on the upcoming record. He and I also turned a riff that I had considered scrapping into a big-old jam rock tune. Making some wicked progress and so excited to get into the studio. 

New baby, New record, etc.  

It's been a while since I've posted, so I wanted to give an update, Biltmore Benefit Show to now. 

I've been mega busy at the CBC with the BC election chaos, and on the personal front (and way more importantly), raising a new baby. Tariq is four months old and going strong. I love him more and more every day. 

Great news on the music front too, I`ve landed a grant from Creative BC to make my next record. Once again, I will be truly fortunate to be working with studio magician, producer extraordinaire, beloved friend and man of taste, Jesse Gander at Raincity Records. I`m currently working my bag off writing and honing the tunes for the new record with the help of the band and some of my closest musical confidants. Tracking is in July and August with mixing in September. Can`t wait to get back in there and lay these songs down. Here I am thinking about some tasty licks at Alex`s jam space. 

I`ll be keeping you posted as the recording process takes hold!! New JA record in 2018!!!