Allies (band)

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OriginUnited States
GenresChristian rock, contemporary Christian music
Years active1985 – 1992
LabelsLight, DaySpring
Past membersRandy Thomas
Bob Carlisle
Sam Scott
Matthew Chapman
Jim Erickson
Kenny Williams
Scott Sheriff
Mark Hill
Brian Fullen

Allies was a Christian rock band. They released six albums during the 1980s and early 1990s.[1]

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.[2] Carlisle 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—1995 (Light Records) (compilation disc: contains three tracks from Allies and nine of the ten tracks from Virtues)


  1. ^ "The Allies - Biography & History". AllMusic.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-25. Retrieved 2009-01-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  • Powell, Mark Allan (2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music, Hendrickson Publishers. p. 30. ISBN 1-56563-679-1