John McLean Allan, an award-winning bagpiper, singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. John has appeared playing bagpipes in numerous feature films and television shows, including the Oscar-winning Best Picture, "Million Dollar Baby," "Open Season," "Austin Powers 2," "West Wing," "Primary Colors," "Judging Amy," " Sleeper Cell," "National Security," and "Providence," among many others.
John McLean Allan has performed with the Chieftains, Korn, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, The Tonight Show Band and at the Coachella Music Festival. As a member of the top-ranked L.A. Scots Pipe Band, John has performed and competed all over North America and Europe. The L.A. Scots Pipe Band have also performed and recorded John's compositions. He also played with a variety of rock bands in Los Angeles for ten years.
Raised in Scotland, Allan started playing the bagpipes when he was 7 years old.
John's compositions have been used for such diverse applications as a Honda Commercial, and in performances by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In addition to composing and his work with Stand Easy, John also performs frequently at special events and gives bagpipe lessons.