Richard Allen (Composer, Arranger) began his professional career writing jingles for the radio and working as Music Director of American Celebration Restaurant. He then went on to travel extensively as Music Director for Holland America Cruise Lines, Princess Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean Cruise lines. When he returned to the mainland, Richard continued working as an arranger, playing with the Louis Bellson Big Band, the Buddy Rich Big Band, and Bobby Vinton. Richard spent ten years performing at Disneyland with the world-famous Disneyland Big Band and The Golden Horseshoe Jamboree. He also served as Music Director/Conductor n ABC Network’s pilot of “The Mike and Maty Show.”
As an arranger, Richard has orchestrated music for John Williams, The Boston Pops, The London Symphony, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Kodak Theater, Disneyland. His original compositions can be heard on television, radio, and film. Richard’s most recently project is of the Sherman Brothers music where he was conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios.