Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen Performing on MarimbaImage of Bob Allen from Northern California's hottest music duoBob Allen is a classic entertainer. Bob has been performing on stage since he was 7 years old. Although primarily known for his voice, his piano skills are notable. Bob’s country music background enables him to pay tribute to the great Floyd Cramer. He has performed with Freddy Fender, Dave Frizzel, Rose Maddox, Red Simpson, Roger Pemberton, John Skinner, Maynard Ferguson, “Scatman” Crothers, Boxcar Willie, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Danny & The Juniors, and many more.

Bob Allen has performed extensively throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, and as far away as China. His vocal range enables him to sing songs from many genres. The rich timbre of his voice soothes the ears and carries one back to a time when a good melody combined with a good voice made all the difference!

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Last Date (piano solo)

All Shook Up 

Runaround Sue 

You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 

Fly Me To The Moon

One in a Million

Somewhere Beyond The Sea


Come Fly With Me

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

I Fought The Law

Summertime Blues 

Mack The Knife 

Greatest Duo in SacramentoAside from his piano skills, the audience will be dazzled by Bob’s performance of Bumble Boogie, Malaguena, and Classical Gas, along with jazz and Latin standards on the marimba and vibes. Bob Allen playing MarimbaAs a performing artist with Ludwig Drum Company from 1992-2004, Bob ignited audiences in New York, Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and venues across the country.  He has played for luminaries such as Peter Fonda, Dale Robertson, Margot Kidder, Jimmy Buffet, and many others.

The marimba is perfect for weddings and special events. The rich sound of the marimba will enhance any affair and add distinction to your special occasion.

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Bumble Boogie 

Marimba Salsa 

Classical Gas 

Amazing Grace 

 Malaguena (solo) 

Fiesta (solo) 

Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring 

*Other Recordings available at

Spanish Romance 

Original works for marimba, vibes and orchestra.  The rich and vibrant sound of the marimba amplifies the charm of traditional Spanish music.


Marimba and orchestra – a collection of sacred works exhibiting salsa, jazz and contemporary styles intertwined with more traditional orchestrations.

My Brother Made Me Do It!

A culmination of many interesting years performing with my brother Dave, featuring pieces by Gershwin, Rachmaninoff, Bach and Maslanka.