Originally from Liberty, Utah, Marc spent his early career playing in a band called Rough Water that he co-founded with longtime friend Joe Peterson. It is there where he grew to be an exceptional piano player and honed his skills as a songwriter. He later went on to form his own group, The Marc Allen Band, before moving to Nashville in 2006. There he joined the rock group Sparkster (Little Chuckie Records) as a keyboardist until the band dismantled in 2008. As a new father of two, much of Marc's music is inspired by family and the humor in everyday life. He enjoys all genres of music and taylors many of his songs towards country vocal groups. Marc also has a passion for art and spends his day as a creative director designing print and marketing materials for a local printing and communications company.
"I remember clunking away for the first time on my grandmother's piano at the age of eight and from then on spending every free minute playing one. The piano came natural to me and I'm grateful for that, it's kept me grounded and has gotten me through a lot. Seems music has always been a part of my life, as I think it is for everyone in some way, musician or not. I believe laughter is a very important part of life and I love those songs that make you smile and not take the little things too seriously. I get most of my inspiration from my family, I have two awesome little boys that are an endless source of humor and energy. I like writers and artists like Brad Paisley, Craig Wiseman, Jeffrey Steele, Steve Robson, David Nail, and Ben Folds to name a few. I feel extremely lucky to be in Nashville doing what I love. It's great to have the opportunity to work in such a creative community in a city with so many avenues for songwriters. I'm always looking for co-writers, so send me an email if you're interested. I hope you enjoy the music and thanks for listening!"