Quinn Allman

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Quinn Allman
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Quinn Allman in 2009
Background information
Birth name Quinn Allman
Born (1982-01-18) January 18, 1982 (age 34)
Orem, Utah
Genres Alternative rock, post-hardcore, emo, pop punk, punk rock
Occupation(s) Musician, Song Writer, Producer
Instruments Guitar, Vocals, programming
Labels Reprise Records
Associated acts The Used, Dumb Luck, My Chemical Romance

Quinn Allman (born January 18, 1982) is an American musician and producer, best known as the founding member, guitarist and backing vocalist in the American alternative rock band The Used.

Biography[edit]

Allman grew up in Springville, Utah, and later moved to Pleasant Grove, Utah. He grew up watching his father play in numerous bands as a drummer, originally picking up the drums at age 5.[citation needed]

Allman picked up the guitar at age 14, and started playing in bands at 15. Allman is influenced by bands such as Face to Face, Goldfinger, Thursday, Kenna, Weezer, Jimmy Eat World and The New Transit Direction.[1]

In 2001, Quinn Allman along with Branden Steineckert and Jeph Howard founded The Used. Later Quinn asked Bert McCracken if he was interested in joining the band. The Used's singer, Bert McCracken, describes Quinn Allman as a "truly spiritual and warm" individual.[2]

On February 2, 2015 The Used announced that Quinn would be taking a year long hiatus from the band. Justin Shekoski of Saosin temporarily replaced Quinn on subsequent tours.[3] However, on November 19, 2015, The Used released a statement saying that they were moving forward without Allman as a "result of a mutual understanding". [4] However, on Branden Steineckert's podcast 801PUNX's final episode, Allman claims he was actually not allowed to return to the band and was kicked out. [5] He continues to write, record and produce music, as well as manage up and coming artists.

Other[edit]

In addition to Allmans work as a musician, producer and composer, he is also a graphic designer, videographer and entrepreneur.

Personal life[edit]

On August 21, 2011, Allman married former American Idol contestant, Megan Joy.

Discography[edit]

Quinn Allman (far left) performing with The Used at Reading Festival in 2007.
Main article: The Used discography

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