SongVault Artist Profile
BECK AND ALLEN
Alfaz del Pi
Chillout / Lounge / Soundtracks
Rick Allen started in the music business in 1972 after attending the Royal College of Music London, studying saxophone, flute and piano in both Classical, Jazz and Contemporary Pop music. On leaving college Rick had the opportunity to work with Elton John and this opened up the doors to many areas in both television and radio working as a session musician.
Rick has toured extensively throughout Europe with various bands playing all types of music. His experience over the years has lead him to work with Tommy Cooper, The Searchers, The Sweet, Bruce Forsyth, The Troggs, and so on.
Rick is also a trained Radio and TV Presenter working for the BBC and Independent Stations. He has a Teaching Degree and has been Head of Music at schools and colleges in both the UK and Spain.
Rudi Fabeck has been in the music business since he was 15 years of age. Almost from day one he started writing songs and has become a prolific songwriter with about 200 songs officially credited to him. He has recorded six singles and nine albums. Some were quit succesful hits in Belgium, France and Holland. His first solo album recorded in 1981 was played extensively on the radio and achieved excellent reviews from the music press. Rudi toured all over Europe for many years with a variety of pop bands. The most famous one´s were the Symphonic Rock bands Banzai and Flyte. With the band Bruno Basta, Rudi was touring as support act for Level 42. Encouraged by many of the local entertainers from Benidorm, he moved to Spain in 1993. For many years Rudi worked all over the Costa Blanca as "Rudi West". Since June 2006 he got back to his roots of the pop music, scene with an Eagles-Beatles tribute, building a reputation with "The Beagles". In July 2007 Rudi and Rick started recording the CD Music Mission 1.