Biography

Allen IsaacsAllen Isaacs

Allen has been a mainstay in the Music / Entertainment Production world for over 25 years. Now based in Tokyo as a US Citizen, he has achieved Permanent residence status in Japan and has lived there for over 17 years. His Production company: Pro-mere Group, Inc. have Partner facilities in Tokyo - Nashville - Los Angeles

Allen draws on over 2 decades of experience with over 17 Million records sold worldwide. Including no less than 7 (seven) #1 hits on the Oricon charts in Japan. He also is a 2 time Gold Disc award winner (Grammy equivalent in Japan) for outstanding achievement and sales. He also has had over 30 (thirty) top 10 hits during that span.

Projects that Allen has had the pleasure to be a part of throughout the years includes such legendary icons as: Richard Carpenter - the Beach Boys - Peobo Bryson.
Sessions with numerous studio musicians including members of Toto, numerous rock acts and some of the most prolific guitarists in the world. See discography.

 

History continued...

Growing up in Music City USA Nashville Tennessee was a great experience and training ground for Allen in the early years. At age 16 he decided to become a Sound Engineer after seeing a Live Concert that really left an impression on him. Now, after over 25 years in the industry and countless Chart topping International projects under his belt; he still brings the same passion and professionalism to each new situation he involves himself in. Now with the establishment of a new Global Music Corporation Pro-Mere Group Inc. He is looking to broaden his horizons even further from his Asian base he established in 1992.

Highlights:

1981 - Moved from Nashville to Los Angeles with the Heavy Metal group STEELER as live and recording engineer. Within 10 short months, STEELER became one of the top 3 rock groups on the L.A. Metal scene along with Motley Crue and Ratt.

1982 - Recorded and Mixed the self produced single Cold Day in Hell for STEELER which later became the initial track on Metal Massacre I ( Metal Blade Records ) which also featured groups such as Metallica and RATT and Black and Blue.

1983 - Co-Engineered the critically acclaimed self titled debut album STEELER featuring Yngwie Malmsteen on Shrapnel Records. This album still stands up today as one of the classic Heavy Metal guitar albums of all time.

1984 - Briefly returned to Nashville Tennessee to work as a staff Engineer at United Artists studio on famed music row. Then returned to Los Angeles to work with the international Rock group LION.

1985 - Recorded tracks with LION the band that eventually landed their initial Album Produced by Duane Barron engineer whom later worked on the album Girls Girls Girls for Motley Crue. Also worked on the drummer Mark Edwards solo album on Metal Blade Records. Featuring : Tim Bogart, Claude Bishnell of DIO and Greg Bissonet of the David Lee Roth band.

1986 - Became staff engineer at (World Famous) Sound City Recording studios in L.A. Where too many Platinum and Gold records have been recorded to even list. There he had the great opportunity to study under such great producers as: Kieth Olsen -Fleetwood Mac, Andy Johns - Led Zeppelin, David Briggs - Neil Young, Eddie Kramer - Jimi Hendrix, Mack - Queen, and John Boylon - Boston, Air Supply.

1989 - Became freelance Engineer / Producer - Producing rock acts for the US and Asian markets. Please refer to the Works section for discography highlights.

1992 - June relocated to Tokyo, Japan to present.

2004 / 2005 - Established: Pro-Mere Group, Inc. Content Provider and Music Marketing Entity.

Live recording at the world famous Budokan
Allen Isaccs' is pictured here in the SCI Mercedes Benz at the world famous Budokan.

 

Studio Musicians recorded over the years:

Drummers:
Jeff Porcaro
Carlos Vega
Steve Gadd
Peter Erskin
Carmine Appice
Alex Acuna
Chester Thompson
Mike Botts
Greg Bissonett
Vinnie Colaiuta
Russ Kunkel
John Robinson
Bassists:
Abraham Laboriel
Lee Sklar
Mike Porcaro
Nathan East
Eddie Gomez
Tony Franklin
Billy Sheehan
Bob Glaub
David Hungate
Tim Bogart
Session Guitarists:
Dean Parks (Steely Dan)
Michael Landau
Tim Pierce
Earl Slick (John Lennon)
Michael Thompson
James Harra
Dan Ferguson
Randy Mitchel (Donna Summer)
Rusty Anderson (Paul McCartney)
Arrangers:
David Campbell
Tom Harriman
Bill Meyers

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