The Music

This video was shot on the beautiful Kapiti Coast in 2013. Thanks to Rob Walker and Russell Allen; my brother and biggest fan! Such a fun day!

A link to a recent performance at the Mid Winter Holler, what a fantastic weekend!

The picture below takes you to Soundcloud, to a demo of Simon & I singing a selection of covers and originals.

‘Picture This’ is the first recorded song from my new album – Crystal in the Breeze. ‘Picture This’ was recorded at Tsunami Studios in Levin, New Zealand. Vocals & backing guitar – Gill Allen. Acoustic lead guitar and bass – Kevin Watson. Keyboard & piano – David Trail. The album was mixed by Rob Walker. Much thanks to all those involved in the birth of a new album – exciting!

Picture This – Gill Allen – Soundcloud


Just posted a new song arranged by me and written by John Timmer-Arends.  ‘Do You Still Want Me’ is a laid back country song with some beautiful guitar work by Kevin Watson. The link below will take you to the Soundcloud website on a new window – hope you like it!  And thanks for listening. 🙂

Do You Still Want Me – Soundcloud

Kevin and I are playing once more at the Bent Horseshoe this Sunday 29th March at 2.00 pm. This could be the last time at the Bent Horseshoe as they have decided sadly to close their doors. So pop down for a relaxing coffee and listen to some chilled music. We really look forward to seeing you there 🙂



It’s a real privilege to be performing with Kevin Watson this Sunday 9th November at The Bent Horseshoe in Tokomaru. Here is a little bit about Kevin and us as a duo. Gig starts at 2.00pm and is just a gold coin donation – hope to see you there. 🙂

Treetop Flyers are a musical duo made up of Kevin Watson on guitar, bass, banjo, harmonica and vocals, and Gill Allen on acoustic guitar and vocals.  Based in the beautiful Horowhenua region with a varied repertoire of both covers and originals, these two musicians bring a magical blend of stirring guitar work and memorable vocals in a variety of music styles from ballads to blues.

Kevin Watson – has been a session musician in Wellington from the 60’s through to the 90’s and has played on numerous recordings, including radio and TV productions.  Kevin has performed with an impressive list of top musicians including: the NZSO, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Midge Marsden, Rodger Fox, Malcolm McNeill, and Martin Winch.  Kevin has performed at a number of jazz festivals including Tauranga, Wellington and Waiheke Island.


I have been influenced by many musicians; Elton John, Eva Cassidy, Joni Mitchell, Clannad, Tracey Chapman, Pink, Fleetwood Mac, Phil Collins, and David Bowie to name a few. “Colour Outside the Lines” my debut album is made up of twelve original tracks, recorded in the beautiful surroundings of the Horowhenua here in New Zealand at Tsunami Sound Studios – thanks guys couldn’t have done it without you.

You can hear tracks of my album ‘Colour Outside the Lines’ on Soundcloud To purchase the album email me: to organise internet banking and I can post one out to you! $20 + pp. 🙂

Gill Allen - Colour Outside the Lines

Gill Allen – Colour Outside the Lines