"You are the best band we have ever seen here"
- New Fan, Downtown Saloon
"What and awesome voice"
- DK, Falls Chruch, VA
You guys are awesome"
- LK, Falls Church, VA
"You guys are amazing, we love every song you play, great set list."
- Bar and Wait Staff, Electric Palm
"What you are playing are memories, takes me back to my youth.....I love it."
- BA, Woodbridge, VA
Josh Allen has been singing all his life and loves music. Josh says when talking with people it is difficult to not break out in a song, many people unknowingly say something that are lyrics in a song.
People have always told him he needs to be in a band but he never though people would want to hear him. He deciced to say what the heck and do it, he tried out for several bands but things didn't work out for various reasons. Josh talks fondly of the tryouts and rehearsals that didn't quite work out the way everyone wanted, he says they are all great memories and have help make him who he is today as an artist.
He met Larry Orf and Bryan Smith through Rand Gardner. The day they met they played for the first time together in Strasburg. The show was a huge hit with the show ending in a standing ovation and requests for encores. Their final song was Sultans of Swing, to this day the Josh Allen Band ends their shows with Sultans of Swing and House of the Rising Sun.
"We try to do requests", says Josh "I always tell the audience, if we pull it off it is because of the guys (he points to the other guys in the band) if we mess it up it's because of me".
If you ever get the chance to hear this band do yourself a favor and go, you will not be disappointed.