Born in Queens, NY Allen Benatar has been a dedicated drummer and live performer for as long as he can remember. Allen was always obsessed with Music, he loved playing the Piano & Guitar but always had a special Passion for playing the Drums.
At the age of thirteen, with an unspeakable amount of dedication, Allen finally got the five piece Pearl Export Series drum kit that he had been dreaming about. As a young child, Allen always knew he would grow up to be the passionate musician he is today.
Allen's first serious band "Through the Discipline" was established in 1997. TTD had a successful 10 YEAR run, touring the US extensively (over 3 times) & Canada. The band toured with National Metal acts such as "Kataklysm", "Full Blown Chaos", "Sworn Enemy", & "Misery Index". Through the Discipline was on every major bill across the US (including "Metal Fest" & "Hellfest") opening for bands such as "Misfits", "Killswitch Engage", "Shadows Fall", "Hatebreed", "Arch Enemy", "Children of Bodom", "Six Feet Under", "Joey Belladonna" ("Anthrax"), & more. The band disbanded after signing with an indie Japanese Record Label, and the night before heading out on tour with David Ellefson's ("Megadeth") band "Temple of Brutality" due to member complications.
Six months after the long successful run of TTD, and trying out different guitarists to form a new group, Allen met Chilean Guitarist Felipe Roa (via Myspace) & Chris Leblanc from Boston Massachusetts, who would then form the band "ACARO". It wasn't long before the guys were writing killer material and able to solidify a bassist & Vocalist. Within 6 months of traveling by bus and driving from N.Y. to Boston every weekend for band rehearsal, Allen locked down a new place to live with his Guitarist Felipe in Boston, MA. After 1 year of intense work & dedication (by only their third live performance together), the band was playing alongside National Metal acts such as "Lamb Of God", "In Flames", "All That Remains", "Gojira" & "Unearth."
After touring around the U.S. with ACARO for two successful years, Allen decided it was time for him to pursue other opportunities and made the move to Miami, FL where he hooked up with the infamous Hip-Hop Artist "Pretty Ricky". He also played for Rock band(s) such as "Oblivious Signal", "City of Treason" & Rock/Hip-Hop group "Last King". Four years after a great run down south (and after his grandma passed away), Allen made a last minute move to Hollywood CA, to continue his successful Music career and to pursue Acting. It was only a few weeks later that Allen's face began to pop up on Major TV shows, while securing a Recording Studio in Hollywood, and continuing his work with a few bands on the East Coast.
Allen's contributions to every group he has shared the stage with are remarkable. He is able to manipulate his set in ways that no one has dared to try. Blessed with a rare ability to intuitively compute measures of time and beat, Allen's artful competitive edge is endless. Always ahead of his game, Allen's unique drumming style entails fast and coordinated drum patterns that are recognized by many of his fans. His highly technical circular double-bass patterns and his off-time signature beats are extraordinarily uncommon. Allen continues to tour around the country and
his Custom DW Lavender Lacquer drum kit doesn't leave his side.
"Allen's internal fire burns solely for the desire to be the perpetual cutting-edge of the entertainment industry. His talents and contributions have endless Possibilities and his desire to learn and grow are extremely admirable".
Allen Benatar currently resides in Los Angeles, CA & continues to make his dream a reality, as a professional Musician and Successful Actor in today's exploding Entertainment industry.
AB REALITY is an inside look into the world of Music, Acting & the Entertainment "Lifestyle". Filming actually started when I was 15yrs old! From my very first Music performance, I've always had the camera rolling. On Tour, The Studio, Backstage, Rehearsal and plain old Chaos from the road.. It's all been recorded & never been released to the public! I've taken it to a whole new level after my move out to LA, when I started filming while on Set filming for TV/Film. After taking a look at a ton of footage, I decided there was too much of ME involved and I wanted to bring other people's lives into the mix. Friends, Family, Actors, Photographers, Musicians, Producers, Entrepreneurs, even people that are less fortunate living on the street. I want to get everyone's incredible story on tape and out to the world, while giving you a glimpse into my world -On my journey around the globe in the Entertainment world. I have no idea how I came up with the "Reality" part of it.. I guess it best describes exactly what is is. Unscripted, REAL life footage. If you have an incredible story or event you'd like to share with the world, I'd love to hear it! Email me and we'll take it from there!
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