Reticent drummer Allen Aucoin, the normally quiet drummer for The Disco Biscuits and Dr. Fameus has announced that he will join the famed Three Tenors, uniting José Carreras with Plácido Domingo once again. With few Disco Biscuits dates on the horizon, Allen felt that it was time to let his pipes take center stage.
Allen said in a spoken statement (upon his insistence): “There comes a time in every man’s life when he must showcase his true abilities, allow himself to put forth his best effort and show what he is truly capable of. Although I am a drummer at heart, the mechanics are at times, too trivial and repetitive. If you have heard Bombs or House Dog Party Favor, you can agree that the songs and beat get a little stale, more so for the drummer who has to play those songs over and over. My true talent lies not in my hands but in my larynx. I am a gifted singer, having performed with the Vienna Boys Choir from an early age, then traveling America with the cast of Newsies! before settling down and playing drums to the point of exhaustion.” “I will however, still remain a member of The Disco Biscuits and perform solo as Dr. Fameus from time to time. I get a thrill out of showing off my B-talent while keeping the A-talent to myself.
Thus, I embark on a journey that will take me around the globe to dozens of countries as my tenor voice is augmented by the likes of my colleagues and friends, Plácido Domingo and José Carreras. I know that I am not Luciano Pavarotti, but I will certainly do my best to fill the void of what has been missing for the past five years. It is an utmost honor to perform with these gentlemen.”
Aucoin’s vocal skills have long been dormant but daily exercises should keep him fresh for the tour. Despite a chance in pace – a break here and there during a set, rather than a 90 minute set with nary a break, Allen is looking forward to the potential ‘side project’ he has found himself part of. Biscuits fans need not worry though, there is an expectation that Allen will take to vocals at Camp Bisco XI and perform ‘O Sole Mio’ inside an inverted Strobelight & Martinis.