The Allender Band is a band from Bristol, UK signed to Dreamboat Records. The Allender Band is made up of Robin Allender (guitar and vocals) Alex Wilkins (guitar) and Sam Tarbuck (bass). Drummer Dave Collingwood left the band in May 2008, a replacement is expected to be announced shortly. Robin Allender began as a solo singer-songwriter and guitarist, releasing the album "The Bird and the Word" through Dreamboat Records on July 9th 2007. Robin's fingerpicked, melodic folk has been compared to Elliott Smith, Bill Callahan and Jim O’Rourke.