Ed Allen had much success on the local scene around Hampshire and Surrey as part of the Ed Allen Trio, playing at venues such as the Talking Heads in Southampton and the Boileroom in Guildford, as well as frequently being played on local radio stations. Since moving to Leeds in 2015, Ed has reformed the band into an exciting new quartet, "Ed Allen & the Stinging Rogers", playing Blues, Soul, Funk and Jazz. The band have been recording throughout late 2015.
Ed's songwriting reflects influences such as James Brown, Ray Charles and Paul Simon. Ed and the band create a refreshing and exciting sound with their focus being on the energy in their music.