Founder and President - Ian Allen
As far back as I can remember I have always had a love and passion for music. It started in 1983 when I was five years old and would pretend I was a disc jockey trying to entertain everyone around me. But it wasn't till the sixth grade that I decided to actually put this gift to use. That was when I started to play the saxophone. From that moment on I have never looked back. From middle school to high school I was in the marching band. Not only was I in it but I ruled it, making all state and honor band.
But first thing's first: my passion for music is matched only by my passion for football. I'm fortunate and honored to play on the O-Line for the Philadelphia Eagles and I'm a four year pro in the NFL, having amassed earlier experience with the Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants before moving to the Eagles in September 2004.
My career has also allowed me to indulge a passion for travel, including a three month stint with the Scottish Claymores in the NFL Europe League in 2002. Not only did I have the opportunity to live and work in a great city, Glasgow, it was also where I met my wife Joelle.
Slipping back a few years, my life came to a defining crossroad when I went to Purdue for college. Due to the demanding schedule necessary for football I could not join the marching band. But I didn't let this stop my commitment to music, instead I took it to the next level. I began to study theater sound design which opened up my eyes to another level of music: digitized music. So while I was still playing the instruments myself I was now able to engineer them into the smooth beats I was hearing in my head.
Just because I play football doesn't mean I am just a football player. At college I was laying down sizzling beats which lead me to become the dorm d.j. for Wiley Hall. After I left college I stayed with my original dream of creating hot music.
I use my football playing to fuel my music. Can you imagine anything more inspiring then the sounds on a football field or the emotions that go into a game....the highs, the lows, the hits, the grabs. Music for me is twofold its my battle cry and my escape from the battle.
The name of my company is a tribute to my mother. Not only was she a great mom but as a flute player she inspired my lifelong obsession for music. Nova Angel - was her alias and I wanted the name of my company to always remind me of that original unadulterated love for her and music that started me down this path.