Indie R&B singer Allan Rayman has managed to keep a rather secretive profile during his brief music career.
Allan Rayman @ Academy 3
Thursday 13th December, 7.30pm
After dropping a strangely alluring self-released LP called Hotel Allan in 2015, he racked up an impressive amount of plays, thanks largely to word of mouth and a series of mysterious videos that play like short films.
Based out of Toronto, Rayman maintained his cryptic presence on stage as well, singing soulfully to either pre-recorded tracks or minimal instrumentation, then sitting at a small onstage table sipping a drink between songs while eerie pre-recorded messages play over the P.A.
In spite of his low profile, Rayman built a loyal following who eagerly received his second missive, Roadhouse 01, a similarly strange mix of R&B, soul, hip-hop, and folk that chronicles an alter ego called Mr. Roadhouse.
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