GUITARIST Allou April got his start by playing with garage bands from the tender age of 16. After moving from his hometown of Saldanha to Cape Town in the 1970's, he was discovered by some of the city's top gospel bands, and so began his career as one of the most sought after session musicians in the Mother City.
Over the years, Allou has developed his own unique style of guitar playing that reflects the many eclectic genres within the South African music environment. He has become a significant voice within South Africa on the contemporary African and jazz music landscape.
His music reflects on various styles, including funk, goema, gospel, township contemporary, and R&B, and he normally performs a collection of the best material at any kind of events ranging from corporate functions to 5000 strong music festivals.
Allou's 2 albums Bringing Joy and Colourful World is still popular on radio and in music stores, and he is just about to release his 3rd in December 2008 - see www.parkan.co.za for more info.