British troubadour Jon Allen found success early on when his song “Going Home” was featured in a 2008 UK advertisement for Land Rover. With the song a commercial success via tens of thousands of downloads, Allen’s critical acclaim continued to grow in England with rave reviews, an appearance on Later With Jools Holland, and five singles playlisted on BBC Radio 2.
The Devon born, raspy voiced singer songwriter will now make an impression in 2012 with the US release of his new album, Sweet Defeat. Produced by Tristan Longworth, Sweet Defeat is backed by the same raw emotional intensity that has become so distinctive of Jon Allen, frequently drawing comparisons to a young Rod Stewart. Showing an impressive air of confidence and maturity in his songwriting, the album tells about love in all stages – from the initial attraction and passion to heartbreak and loss of hope. Americana, folk, and blues influenced, Sweet Defeat seamlessly transitions from solo acoustic, finger picked songs to upbeat and instantly memorable band anthems.
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