Atlanta native Mark Allen, .. has had many chapters in his musical carney journey…moving to Nashville in 1998 after a successful stint at running Benchmark Sound Studios in Atlanta. Mark built and ran the ASCAP Nashville studio for 12 years and along the way was staff writer/artist at CAL IV Entertainment, scored films and released the critically acclaimed “American in the 21st Century” album as Al-n in 2001. Since then he has had a number of original projects including the Allen/Buxton Express, Analogue Dogs, Blue Echo, and the Irish band Enyaface ( as a regular performer at the Opryland hotel FIndley’s Irish pub). He currently tours in the UK from 2017 to the present.
As a producer and engineer with his company Benchmark Productions in East Nashville he can be found working in a multi-genre capacity from Hip Hop, Celtic, R&B, Jazz, Country, Rock and collaborated with the likes of Lisa Lopez (TLC), Kool Moe Dee, Brother Marquis (2 Live Crew), Derek St. Holmes, Wet Willie, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Amy Ray(Indigo Girls), Jim Brown, Reckless Johnny Wales and many others.
"Being able to bring a sonic vision to fruitiion is always a joy and
challenge. I'm always ready for new musical adventures because “sharing the love of music with others is the point!
Look forward to helping you with yours!"
"The Musician's Art
send light into the depths
Of humankinds heart"