Chris Allen and "The Singing Loins"
Chris Allen of Nexus Alpha Low Power Systems (NALPS) plays guitar in the band "The Singing Loins" who are playing gigs in and around Rochester, Kent.
The Loins are made up of Chris (Brod) Broderick on vocals, Chris (Arfur) Allen on guitar and Rob Shepherd on banjo, mandolin & acordian, with John Forrester on occasional stand-up bass.
Chris Broderick and Chris started The Loins as a raw, stripped down acoustic duo in 1990 and soon had Medway legend Billy Childish in their corner.
Billy recorded their first two albums live in his bathroom onto a mono Revox tape machine and released them on his Hangman label. These rarities are now swapping hands for vast amounts of money on Ebay and are often quoted as major influences by young purveyors of punk/folk.
After a couple more self-released albums and an album with Billy Childish on Damaged Goods, The Loins split in 1999.
After a 6 year lay-off they shook hands and returned in 2005 with a triumphant comeback album, ‘Songs To Hear Before You Die’, and the same year were joined by Rob Shepherd, who played junk shop banjo and mandolin on their 2007 album, ’The Drowned Man Resuscitator’.
Since then the group have gone from strength to strength with tours of Eastern Europe, Germany & France, plenty of American indie radio plays, and an ever increasing fan base all over the world.
For more information on Chris and "The Singing Loins" please go to www.singingloins.co.uk.
or read more about The Singing Loins at myspace.