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Mitchell Allan Sherr, best known as Mitch Allan, is the former lead singer and guitarist of the band SR-71.


Mitch Allan was born in Baltimoremarker, Marylandmarker, the younger of two children. He graduated from Randallstown High Schoolmarker in Baltimore. Mitch also attended the University of Marylandmarker at College Parkmarker and graduated with a BA in Mass Communication with a minor in Political Science.

His original band, Honor Among Thieves, became a big name on the Baltimore, MD music scene in the mid 1990's. They later changes their name to SR-71 when they signed to RCA Records. While playing the Baltimore music scene, he also ran and produced records out of Wall of Sound Recording Studio which later became Wright Way Studios.

As Honor Among Thieves, the quartet self-produced an independent album entitled Grow. Two songs from this disc would eventually be re-worked and placed on the SR-71 debut CD, Now You See Inside.

With a number two modern rock single, a number four video on MTV and endless touring, Now You See Inside was certified gold in the U.S. within five months of its release and would go on to sell more than 750,000 copies worldwide. The single "Right Now", written by Mitch Allan, would go on to appear in over a dozen films including Loser, Dude, Where's My Car?, and American Pie. Less than two years later, SR-71's second album, Tomorrow, written and co-produced by Allan, was released, producing another top 15 single and pushing their total worldwide sales to over 1 million. SR-71's third album, Here We Go Again (2004), is only available as a Japanese import. Allan had planned to release his solo album called Clawing My Way To The Middle.

In recent years, Mitch has been focusing his attention on song writing and producing. His most recent success was the Top 5 hit "1985" written by Allan, John Allen, and Jaret Reddick and performed by the band Bowling for Soup. Allan appears in the music video for the song. Originally only available on the SR-71 Japanese import CD Here We Go Again, the Bowling For Soup song "1985" has gone on to be certified Digital Triple Platinum and holds the iTunes record for the most downloads in a single week (over 23,000). It can be found on the Gold-certified Bowling For Soup album A Hangover You Don't Deserve and is part of the compilation Now That's What I Call Music! 17.

Mitch's writing/producing credits also include songs for artists such as Chris Daughtry, Faith Hill, The Jonas Brothers, Tokio Hotel, Takota, Anberlin, Monty Are I, Bo Bice, and Marty Casey & Lovehammers.

Recently, Mitch was nominated for a Latin Grammy for "Song of the Year" for the Belinda song "Bella Traición". A song co-written by Mitch and Kara DioGuardi entitled "Lost" was recorded by Faith Hill, and released as her first single from her greatest hits project. In 2009, he co-wrote with Kara DioGuardi and Cathy Dennis the American Idol winner's single "No Boundaries".

An avid poker player, Mitch is also one of the "famous faces" due to being a regular player on the online poker website Hollywood Poker, which is run in conjunction with Ongame Network.


With SR-71



Year Album Title Band Record Label Credits
2000 Now You See Inside SR-71 RCA Writer on "Politically Correct", "Go Away" and "Non-Toxic", co-writer on "Right Now", "Another Night Alone" and "Alive"
2002 Tomorrow SR-71 RCA Co-writer and co-producer (all songs)
2004 Here We Go Again SR-71 Crown Japan Writer and producer
2004 A Hangover You Don't Deserve Bowling for Soup Jive/Zomba Co-writer "1985"
2005 The Red Shift Monty Are I Producer
2005 A Little More Personal Linsday Lohan Casablanca Co-writer "Fastlane"
2005 The Real Thing Bo Bice RCA Co-writer "My World", producer
2006 Marty Casey and Lovehammers Lovehammers Epic Co-writer and producer on "Casualty"
2006 Voodoo Shoppe Cowboy Mouth Verve Forecast Co-writer "Joe Strummer", producer
2006 Call It What You Want JParis Emanon Co-writer "Here We Go Again", producer
2006 Utopía Belinda EMI Televisa Music Co-writer "Bella Traición" and "Alguien Más", producer
2006 Daughtry Daughtry RCA Co-writer "All These Lives"
2006 The Great Burrito Extortion Case Bowling for Soup Jive/Zomba Co-writer "Much More Beautiful Person" (feat. Lesley Roy)
2007 Dignity Hilary Duff Hollywood Co-writer "Happy"
2007 The Hits Faith Hill Warner Bros. Co-writer "Lost"
2007 Unbreakable Backstreet Boys Jive Co-writer and producer on "Something That I Already Know"
2008 Indigo Diego González EMI Co-writer and producer on "Losing Me"
2008 Camp Rock Jonas Brothers Walt Disney Writer
2008 Unbeautiful Lesley Roy Jive Co-writer and producer on "Make It Back"
2008 New Surrender Anberlin Universal Republic Co-writer "Soft Skeletons"
2009 "No Boundaries" Kris Allen/Adam Lambert Sony Music Co-writer
2009 Hannah Montana 3 Hannah Montana Walt Disney Co-writer "He Could Be the One" and "Don't Wanna Be Torn", producer
2009 Leave This Town Daughtry RCA Co-writer "Learn My Lesson" and "One Last Chance"
2009 Jessie James Jessie James Mercury Co-writer "Wanted"
2009 Let's Rock and Roll Charm City Devils Eleven Seven Co-writer and producer on "The Best of the Worst"
2009 Picture Perfect Every Avenue Fearless Producer
2010 Unbroken Katharine McPhee Verve Forecast Co-writer "Had It All"


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