Okay, so last week I featured Ariel, who was just starting her creative career. Well, this week we have an artist who has sustained a career in the music business for over 30 years. His name is is Jeff Allegue.
Jeff began learning classical guitar at the age of 10. He then learned the bass while in Bayport High School. Jeff was profiled in Guitar Player Magazine, Bass Player Magazine and Guitar for the Practicing Musician.
Along with his brother John, their band -The Tallboys had a video that appeared on MTV which led to their appearance on “Star Search,” where they won three consecutive shows and placed in the finals.
Jeff has also released a solo classical guitar album called “Gut Strings”. Plus, another instrumental guitar album, “The Lovely Savages”.
He went on to become the bassist for Taylor Dayne and toured the country for many years with her band.
Jeff just so happens to also be a founding member and bassist for the Trans-SIberian Orchestra. He was awarded 2 platinum and 4 gold records for his work with them.
Currently, Jeff is part of the tribute group called The Cover Girl Band, playing all over the New York area.
What is truly remarkable to me is that he has never had to work a regular job. That’s right. Through his music alone, he has managed to support himself and his family. You don’t hear that often.
And Jeff has so much more to say, so turn it up and enjoy my chat with Jeff Allegue.