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Ross Allen

Howlin' Woods Tent, 03 Jun

Ross Allen

Ross is a DJ, A radio show host, an A&R person, a label owner, a journalist and now a manager. 


From humble beginnings DJing in South London in the mid eighties whilst at school to touring the world as SADE support act. Ross has had residencies at all of London’s cooler clubs Fabric, Bar Rhumba, Cargo, The Heavenly Social and Ministry of Sound, and played records on every continent on earth. 


He gave up DJing professionally in 2013 to concentrating managing his first act London Grammar who went on to sell 2.5 million copies of their first album. 


Ross  is a music lover of all persuasions and you can hear it on his highly acclaimed NTS Show which is weekly Thursday afternoons between 12-2pm. Where he continues what he started on BBC London 24 years ago playing the best in soul (music with an emotion)and funk (groove) right across the musical spectrum. He is a lover of the new but with deep roots in the history of Black Music. He has also hosted regular shows on Radio One, BBC 6Music, Mi-Soul and Ministry of Sound


His sets at Red Rooster have been a staple since the first one. He is the one constant in the Howling Woods where he always rocks the party. 


Ross is currently managing the much hyped Jazz singer, dubbed the Grace Jones of Jazz:  Lady Blackbird, KDA and Erykah Badu producer now artist in his own right, Zach Witness. He also runs Lady Blackbird label Foundation Music.