Friday, December 28, 2012

NEW SOCIAL NETWORK LAUNCHED ON FB!

Thanks for visiting, it's been a few months since I've posted.  I was on a long Tour in Israel, Amsterdam & back to Israel - now in NYC until New Years Day 2013 - then back to Miami, FL!

I'd like to invite everyone to my New Social Network on FB (Group) dedicated to everyone in the Entertainment Industry. 

MUSICIANS / BANDS / PROMOTERS / RECORD LABELS / MODELS / ACTORS / ACTRESSES / DJ's / PRODUCERS & MORE!

Many hits so far, and tons of connections being made.  Go Join and start making some connections.  This is one of the many ways I plan on connecting people that deserve the chance to be heard for 2013!  Enjoy :)

JOIN NOW! - https://www.facebook.com/groups/absocialnetwork/





Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Amsterdam 2012

An update from Amsterdam!

All I can really say about Amsterdam is.. What?!   What happened?
My memory seems to be a bit "foggy" from the trip, but I found a few hundred pictures that explained it all afterwards ;)


  

An update from Israel :)

The past few weeks have been some of the most amazing, heart pounding kick ass weeks ever.  After being in Jerusalem during a rocket attack, and being sent into a hideout by IDF Soldiers (where they mixed men & women together for safety, I knew shit was hitting the fan and this was the real deal.  (At the Kotel "Whaling Wall", Men & Women always pray separately as tradition.)  The gunfire which was celebration time for the Palestinians could be heard from the West Bank as we listened from our balcony..  Crazy times!

If that wasn't enough.. after arriving in Tel-Aviv about 1 week later, a bus got blown up only a few blocks from the apartment that my brother and I rented out.  Thankfully nobody was killed in the bus bombing (picture below) but there were severe injuries reported.  This was only our first day arriving in Tel-Aviv.  After all of the chaos, a long awaited "cease-fire" was finally announced on TV and it's been quiet ever since.  Some say that the cease-fire is just "Reload Time" but who knows?  Either way, Israel is and will always be one of my favorite places on earth.

Today I'm heading out to Amsterdam ;) with a two hour lay-over in Geneva.  I have never been to Amsterdam before so I'm definitely looking forward to the craziness!  The Networking, connections and meeting new people has been unreal.

As I write this blog update on an EasyJet flight, we are about to land in Geneva..

For all Artists, Musicians & DJ's interested in temp collaboration or seeking a Full Time Drummer, I am currently available for Tour/Studio work Worldwide!

Email me directly: info@AllenBenatar.com or contact me on my Official Website: www.AllenBenatar.com



Tuesday, November 13, 2012

It's been way too long..

It's been almost 5yrs since my last trip to one of my favorite places in the world..ISRAEL.

I'm so fortunate to be able to say that tonight (after a week in NY on business & visiting family), I will be leaving on a 12hr flight tonight at midnight back to the holy land :)

I have missed all of my closest friends, and family and can't wait to arrive at the most comforting, deep most beautiful countries in the world (that is only the size of the state of NJ) for another amazing trip.

There will be TONS of non-stop action, networking and traveling within the next few weeks that I promise to get a bunch of pictures and video of for you guys! Wish me a safe flight, love you all!

Tel Aviv

 "2008" - Cairo, Egypt

Saturday, September 29, 2012

BABY BLUE BDAY BA$H! - (PRETTY RICKY)

Showin' some Birthday love w/ New drum sticks for my man Baby Blue, Spectacular
(keep up the practice man!) & my boys #PrettyRicky ;) *BSF Crew! Baby Blue & Spectacular Bday Bash good times +amazing cake! =)  Thanks for coming out Larry Dogg ;) = Best Comedian in South Florida! 

Follow Pretty Ricky on Facebook! - http://www.facebook.com/PrettyRickyPersonal?ref=ts&fref=ts
Follow Comedian Larry Dogg on Facebook! - http://www.facebook.com/larry.c.gordon?fref=ts 

#music #instagood #iphonesia #photooftheday #instamood #igers #me #cute #iphoneonly #instagramhub #picoftheday #girl #jj #instadaily #bestoftheday #sky #igdaily #beautiful #webstagram #summer #food #fashion #nature #sun #instagramers #follow #sunset #pretty #jj_forum #drummer  http://instagr.am/p/P5JiYwulNG/

BABY BLUE & SPEC. BDAY BASH, BLUE STAR FAMILY - PRETTY RICKY,  LARRY DOGG & SPECIAL GUESTS


BLUE. BIRTHDAY BOY. NEW STICKS. FAMILY. :)

ONE OF MY MY CLOSEST BROTHERS IN MIAMI, "BIG DOGG", LARRY GORDON A.K.A. "LARRY DOGG"!!     BEST COMEDIAN AROUND..  YOU ALWAYS HAVE ME CRYING ;) LOVE YA BROTHER.





BSF SEE YOU IN THE STUDIO

BSF

BLUE CUTS THE CAKE!

BSF

MONEY (SINGLES) CA$H, MUSIC!!


SPECTACULAR, BDAY BOY.. YOU GET A SET OF STICKS TOO.. :)

LAMBO CAKE IN MY TUMMY



WHAT A PIMP

 

Photo shoot w/ Kemuel Valdes PT. II !

Another Kick A$$ shoot with my man Kemuel Valdes - who I'd like to proudly announce has just RELEASED HIS NEW BOOK entitled "In The Flesh" which can be purchased at the following link: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3255283









Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Liquid Tension Experiment Cover "Acid Rain" Posted on YouTube!


I decided to cover this song due to it's off time signatures and amazing musical melodies.  The instrumental comes from one of the best bands I've ever encountered "Liquid Tension Experiment", which was a side project of the Progressive Metal band Dream Theater (for those of you who aren't familiar with them).  Enjoy the vid, much more to come!! 

#Liquidtensionexperiment, #Rolanddrums, #Dreamtheater, #Acidrain, #Mikeportnoy

New Music Video w/ Julien, Featuring Addison Parker


Always A pleasure working with these guys.  Hip-Hop Artist/MMA Fighter Julien & Addison Parker (only 15yrs old!!) Tons of Talent here, Special thanks to Shecky & Nathalie.  Get ready to see a lot more from these guys in the near future!  I used my Roland TD-9 Kit for this Video.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Photo Shoot

This photo shoot was pretty interesting being that it was a solo shoot.  One of the props for the shoot was this beautiful "Dean Razorback *Dimebag Darrell" 7 String Guitar I picked up from Guitar Center.  The only way I can describe this beast is fu#!ng badass!!  Another one of my props was my 10" DW Tom Drum from my live kit.  I don't know what it is about this drum, it's just always been one of my favorites.

The shoot was done in Hollywood FL, By Kemuel Valdes / valdesarthouse.com
As soon as I arrived to the Valdes studio, I was kindly greeted by Gina, the sweet "studio dog".. ;)
There's nothing I love more than entering a new place and being welcomed by an awesome animal!!
After trying on a few different outfits, (and sweating my balls off from the studio lights)  I went on to the "tight ass white pants" which I have NEVER done before..  I could hardly get them all the way on to close the buttons but it actually worked out pretty well for the photo's!  

Overall the shoot went pretty well being that I was on 3hrs of sleep ...if that, and coming down with a cold (thanks to my good friend Andrew :) who paid me a surprise visit in Miami for a week whom I took to the airport a few hrs before the shoot.  No fainting = a plus and being offered Alligator meat by Valdes = ?? :O lol!  I deff recommend Valdes for professional photography and im looking forward to the next shoot.  Check out a few of the shot's below and more on my Facebook Profile as they arrive.  \m/ Enjoyyy!



Monday, January 30, 2012

Current Playlist

Current Playlist: Soilwork's Latest Album "The Panic Broadcast" !

Friday, January 6, 2012

2012

Welcome 2012! - Making Killer moves in in the Music Industry & Pushing my Business to the MAX to support my #1 Passion =MUSIC. *Making amends with old friends & band members I haven't spoken to in a while including Michael Centrone (X-TTD, (Current Dehumanized Vox).  My TTD boys will always be in my heart & I can Guarantee I will share the stage again w/ my brothers Mike & Lou one way or another sometime again in the near future!  Look out for old "Through the Discipline" Tour Footage on YouTube - (As soon as I get a free chance to transfer all the crazy video!)

Big ups to - Jon Kita & Diecast,
Nathalie Flautat w/ (Addison & Julien) *BE SURE TO CHECK THESE GUYS OUT -
http://www.unsignedtopcharts.com/topchart/addison-parker-julien-find-love/

Also.. Oblivious Signal, City of Treason, Acaro, Baby Blue (Pretty Ricky), John Collet (X-Dehumanized), Jonathan Dow / (Adame') & REDDIRAY- Taking it to the next level no matter what obstacles come their way Just like it should be done in this FUCKED UP Music Industry!!

I wish **EVERYONE** a KILLER & Prosperous 2012..
This year is going to be ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE for EVERYONE including myself. 
I can't stress this enough -TRY TO STAY POSITIVE & HAVE A GOOD OUTLOOK ON THINGS! 

Losing my BEST FRIEND IN THE WORLD - OMI *RIP* - YOU ARE WHAT KEEPS ME GOING <3 & Brandon/NYC last year made me realize a lot about life and how SHORT our time here really is.  You need to make the ABSOLUTE BEST of every second you have and never take anything for granted..




So much to come in 2012 - Be on the lookout for Studio tracks w/Baby Blue, New Music, Collaboration & Stage footage w/ all my New & old favorite Musicians! 
~Heading to LA to meet with many talented artists this/next month, Pushing #QR CUSTOM DESIGNS + my NEW *Soon to be Launched T-Shirt line & website, to the Fullest.  Big thanks to all the sexy models who have helped along the way you know who you are!

I wouldn't be where I am today without my extremely supportive FAMILY*, AMAZING BROTHER Steven Benatar, Amazing Friends & Kick ass Musicians surrounding me.

Anyone I forgot to mention - YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.  Best of luck - and LET'S make the best of this shitty world in 2012!~  :)  FUCKIN' TEAR IT UP!

BEST OF HEALTH & LOVE TO ALL!
 ~Allen

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