Allies (band)

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Origin United States
Genres Christian rock
Contemporary Christian
Hard rock
Years active 1985–1992
Labels Light Records
DaySpring Records
Past members Randy Thomas
Bob Carlisle
Sam Scott
Matthew Chapman
Jim Erickson
Kenny Williams
Scott Sheriff
Mark Hill
Brian Fullen

Allies is a Christian rock band. They released six albums during the 1980s and early 1990s.

Band members[edit]

The most notable band members were guitarist Randy Thomas, formerly of the Jesus music group Sweet Comfort Band and vocalist Bob Carlisle[1]. Bob went on to pursue a solo career and recorded the hit song "Butterfly Kisses", which was co-written with Randy.

Sam Scott and Jimmy Erickson were both formerly of Psalm 150.

  • Randy Thomas: guitars, vocals, bass (on first release)
  • Bob Carlisle: lead vocals, guitars
  • Sam Scott: electric keyboards, acoustic keyboards, vocals (1984–1986)
  • Matthew Chapman: bass (1985–1991)
  • Jim Erickson: drums (1985–1991)
  • Kenny Williams: keyboards, saxophone, vocals (1987)
  • Scott Sheriff: keyboards, vocals (1992)
  • Mark Hill: bass, vocals (1992)
  • Brian Fullen: drums (1992)


  • Allies — 1985 (Light Records)
  • Virtues — 1986 (Light Records)
  • Shoulder to Shoulder — 1987 (DaySpring Records)
  • Long Way from Paradise — 1989 (DaySpring)
  • The River — 1990 (DaySpring)
  • Man with a Mission — 1992 (DaySpring)
  • The Light Years (compilation disc) — 1995 (Light Records)


  • Powell, Mark Allan (2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music, Hendrickson Publishers. p. 30. ISBN 1-56563-679-1