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T.R. Dallas (Tom Allen) Photo Gallery (1970 - present)

Finnavons - Nightrunners - Sailors - Mainliners - TR Dallas

Photo Gallery - Band Lineups - Discography - Audio samples - Where Are They Now?

The Story

The story of T.R. "Tom Allen" Dallas is a little piece of showband history, and a success story unlike any other during the era. The Moate born singer is the brother of Tony Allen (1/2 of the legendary folk duo, Foster and Allen). Tom got his start in the showband era in July, 1970, when he joined a newly revamped Finnavons Showband. Former lead singer, Gerry Black had left the band, along with several other musicians and the Castleblaney based band had to regroup. They added Tom on vocals, along with Gerry O'Rourke (guitar), Sean Hughes (bass), Frankie Lynch (drums) and Brian O'Neill (sax).

In February, 1972, Doc Carroll of the Royal Blues had just released his final single with the band (called Night Runners) and he announced he was leaving to form a new band. He drafted both Allen brothers, Tom and Tony (who would soon be half of Foster and Allen).

The next stop for Tom was the Sailors.


More to come.....

Photo Gallery

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T.R. Dallas TR Dallas (KS) TR Dallas (KS) TR Dallas (RF) TR Dallas (RF)
TR Dallas (RF) Nightrunners - 1973 Mainliners - 1978 Who Shot JR? Coming Soon
Years Vocals Guitar Bass Drums Keyboards Sax Trumpet


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Where Are They Now?  

Tom Allen: Not only has Tom continued to sing as TR Dallas over the years, but he is also a Councillor in his home town of Moate, Co. Westmeath.
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