I’ve written about every major rock star in the world. I have interviewed, hung out with, partied with and have been in the studio while bands are recording hit songs BUT, this is a first for me. In 2019, a kid I have know since he was born and grew up as a family member, signed a major record deal and released his first single.
The kid i’m talking about is Elan Allende, son of international Mexican singer and actor Fernando Allende. The group that signed the major label record deal is Shambayah, a latin pop duo Elan formed with his wife, former Miss World Puerto Rico 2009 Jenny (Colon) Allende.
Their catchy new single “Al Derecho y al Revés” produced by Guianko Gomez (Prince Royce, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony) is climbing up the latin charts at the same time as they started whirlwind media promo tour around the United States and Latin America.
Check out their steamy debut music video…
Everything seems to be happening all at once for the Allende’s as they are also currently two of the stars in the new hit docu-series, Mexican Dynasties airing on Bravo TV.
On a more personal note: I also have the distinct honor of being the person that introduced Elan and his younger brother Adan to the recording process back when I owned a studio in Burbank, California in the early 2000’s. It was there that Adan first played the drums and Elan first plugged a guitar into a studio huge amp.
“The first time I went to a recording studio was with you (Raul) and from that moment on, I knew that all I wanted to do was music” – Elan Allende
Keep up with the band Shambayah by clicking the link below and make sure to watch Mexican Dynasties, the later of which Rihanna (@badgalriri) recently told the world on her official Instagram that she loves!!!