Allister was drawn to music at an early age, playing from the age of 5, writing since he was 13, and learning a little more with every new song.
Classically trained on piano, he wrote songs for years by instinct, until becoming active in the Songwriters Association of Canada in the mid-1990's and enjoying professional training and mentoring. He has measured his success in song crafting not only from favorable results in major songwriting competitions (Billboard Song Competition, USA International Song Contest, I Write The Songs), but from the reactions he notices whenever he performs, and whenever he gets an opportunity to chat with fans after a show.
Allister's debut album "No Games", released late in 2004, was recorded with the help of top Southern-Ontario session musicians and producer Darren Walters. He performs the album with a trio, with a full 6-piece band, and also as a solo act.
His songs reflect the influence of real life, the mature outlook of a "closet grown-up", and the experience of a music lover with a huge variety of music on CD. A songwriter who hasn't lost his humility, he still cares about what his listeners want to hear.