Singer, guitarist, and keyboardist Mark Allen has been in a number of bands over the years. He is a gifted singer and songwriter, as well as a musician who can play nearly a dozen different instruments. His years of experience served him well when he decided to put together the Mark Allen Band in 1992. Other original members were bassist Larry Leitham, guitarist Dave Codner, and backup singers Carol Kaye and Karla Giannelli. In 1995 the lineup changed a bit, dropping a few members and adding in drummer Michele DiSisto, keyboardist Tony Agapiou, and bassist Barney Cortinez.