Born in a small town in North East Victoria, country life and country music have been a permanent fixture for Allie Jean. Living in various rural and remote locations around Australia including Booleroo Centre (South Australia, population approximately 400) before settling in the picturesque Victorian high country, country music has always been a part of her life.
Combining accessible melodies with poetic lyrics, Allie Jean dives into lived and observed experience, authentically capturing human experience in its full glory of light and shade. Drawing on elements of country, pop, rock and grunge, authenticity has always been the key driver of Allie’s music. Encapsulating the adage “only bother saying something if you have something to say”, Allie’s songs may not always be a comfortable listen but they provide a hard edge to an otherwise mellow sound.
Allie spent 2020 – 2021 writing and demoing music for her first album under the direction of well-regarded producer and multi- Golden Guitar winner Matt Fell. The album was recorded in 2022/2023. Her debut album, ‘This Drink is for The Hard Times’ was completed in February 2023, and mastered by Grammy award mastering engineer William Bowden. It will be released towards the end of 2023. First single, ‘Gasoline On Fire’ will be released in August 2023.