Communion Records, the independent label founded by Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett, has announced the newest addition to their roster, Allan Rayman.
“I’ll always remember the day when I walked into the Communion Office in Brooklyn and heard Allan blasting out over the sound system,” says Ben Lovett. The whole office was dancing around and singing along and I felt like I was late to the party. Ever since then I have been a fan, and I couldn’t be prouder of welcoming Allan Rayman into the Communion family. He’s a distinctly talented artist who is diverse and ambitious and has a very clear vision. We will be here to support him every step of the way.”
Since releasing his debut project ‘Hotel Allan’ on Spotify in 2015, Allan has accumulated over 15 million streams, reached #2 on the Viral Chart and was named a Spotify Spotlight artist. He’s headlined Communion’s Residency tour, playing sold-out shows in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, and Vancouver and showcased at SXSW 2016’s Communion Church, Spotify House and Stubb’s closing party.
Allan Rayman is in a league of his own, and you really can’t compare him to anyone else,” HillyDilly says of his gritty voice backed by slinky soul-soaked R&B and folk-leaning intonations. The consummate storyteller engages his audience with his tale of love (and themes of death) while incorporating an intoxicating mix of Americana, blues and hip hop.
“25.22,”Allan’s latest single explores the overarching theme of his internal struggle and obsession with music and the inability to love anything else. Listen here.
Watch his short films “The Bird” and “The Cage” where Allan presents his uncanny ability to blend gripping story lines throughout his music.
Fresh off a handful of European dates, Allan will embark on a North American tour with James Vincent McMorrow, then will close out the year with headlining shows in Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right and Toronto’s Royal Cinema.
Allan recently released a re-packaged version of his debut, ‘Hotel Allan,’ showcasing new artwork and music (stream here). He is currently putting the finishing touches on an upcoming album set for release in early 2017 via Communion Records and his own label/brand 512 Productions, more news to follow.
2016 Fall Tour Dates:
*with James Vincent McMorrow
Tuesday, November 15 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH*
Wednesday, November 16 – Metro – Chicago, IL*
Friday, November 18 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN*
Saturday, November 19 – Park Theatre – Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN*
Monday, November 21 – The Winspear Centre – Edmonton, Alberta, CAN*
Tuesday, November 22 – Jack Singer Concert Hall – Calgary, Alberta, CAN*
Thursday, November 24 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC, CAN*
Friday, November 25 – Alix Goolden Hall – Victoria, BC, CAN*
Saturday, November 26 – The Showbox at The Market – Seattle, WA*
Sunday, November 27 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR*
Tuesday, November 29 – The UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA*
Thursday, December 1 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA*
Tuesday, December 6 – Baby’s All Right – New York, NY
Friday, December 9 – The Royal Cinema – Toronto, ON