allard TNMr & Mrs Allard are well known in our Music Department, teaching percussion and singing respectively. However, they appear to have a side hustle! In the summer of this year, they will be releasing their debut album as artists Reminiscent X.

Mr Allard has written all the songs on the album, which they have recorded, produced and mixed in their home studio. The album was mastered at Metropolis Studios in London by Tony Cousins, who launched his career by cutting George Michael’s Careless Whisper to vinyl.

All I Want, the first single from the album, is released today (9th February) and is available on all major streaming platforms. In Mr Allard’s words ‘Lyrically, this is verging on a love song! But others have described it as being closer to a Eurovision Song Contest entry! You can decide for yourself where it should be pigeonholed, but I can say it sounds great when played loud. Very loud! Of course, Mrs Allard’s vocals are amazing – but listen out for a cameo vocal from me too!’

Last September, Mr Allard started to offer Music Production lessons in the Glennie Studio at the top of the Music Department, which several girls have taken up. They are each working on their own songs, which we will hear later this year.

You will find Reminiscent X’s debut single release on Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music and many other streaming platforms. It is also available via their website,

Please do offer them your support and listen out for more single releases ahead of the album!

If you daughter would like to be considered for one-to-one Music Production lessons, please email Mrs Black for details (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).