Allen grew up in Connecticut playing drums/percussion in school concert, marching, jazz bands, as well as local rock bands. As a junior, Allen was awarded a scholarship for jazz performance from Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts.
Upon high school graduation, Allen joined the U.S. Air Force to concentrate on electronics, but found it possible to continue his musical pursuits. He performed with the Basic Training Drum & Bugle Corps at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas and the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps at Keesler AFB, Biloxi, Mississippi. Throughout the remainder of his 4-year enlistment Allen performed in various rock and r&b bands. In 1987 he was awarded 1st place for instrumental drum solo in the Kelly AFB Talent Show in San Antonio, Texas. From 1988-1989 he was the drummer for Texas Metal band, KING'S RANSOM.
Allen then moved to Europe and spent time living, working, and performing in rock bands on drums/vocals/bass.
In 1995, Allen relocated to the Baltimore/Washington DC area. He has supported ILUVATAR (neo-prog), THE DARK AETHER PROJECT (prog rock), TODESBONDEN (celtic doom epic metal), HIGHWIRE ('80s hair metal cover band), and ROUGHHAUSEN (electro industrial punk rock).
As TEMPUSTRY, Allen released his 1st studio CD of electronic music, ‘Le Voyage du Temps’ on the Time Voyage Music label in 2005.
‘Le Voyage du Temps recalls some of the pioneers who blazed a trail for electronic progressive way back when the iconic Moog synthesizer ruled the realm. Names like Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream and Jean Michel Jarre’. – Progression Magazine
‘If you like the past masters and grand gurus of kosmische musik, you'll like Tempustry's Le Voyage du Temps’. – Aural Innovations
Music being Allen's passion, he has also found time to volunteer his support as a drum/keyboard tech to multiple progressive rock festivals for many years including The Rites of Spring Progressive Rock Festival (ROSFest), Three Rivers Progressive Rock Festival (3RP), and The North East Art Rock Festival (NEARfest).
Today he is the drummer of progressive power metal band, MYSTIC-FORCE, and the founder/drummer of Police tribute band, SO LONELY. In the Baltimore area you can find him playing with SYNFUL PLEASURE (80s Synth-pop/New Wave) and FIGHTING OBSCURITY (obscure hits/great songs from the '60s thru 2000s).