Mike Allen to join Prophets?
During the years he sang with Poet Voices (1996-99), Mike Allen seems to have made for himself quite a base of fans who have since wanted to see him back with a quartet. Since 1999, Allen has been touring as a soloist with the Homecoming Tour, but it looks as though his fans are about to get their wish.
A source close to Ed Hill’s Prophets Quartet tells me that they are about to announce that Mike Allen is joining them as their bass. Last week, Allen was in the studio with the rest of the quartet recording vocals for their debut project.
The quartet already has legends Bill Baize on tenor and Ed Hill on baritone. (Paul Jackson, a newcomer to the quartet scene, sings lead.) Although they’ve taken their time getting this group off the ground, adding Allen to the lineup would create a group so strong vocally that I’m suspecting the wait will be worth it.