Allies was a Christian rock band formed in San Bernadino, California in 1984. The name Allies came from a suggestion via their producer, Dino Elefante. After naming the group, Randy and Sam set out on a search for a lead singer. They didn't have to look far. Sam was playing in a band with Bob Carlisle, whom He and Randy had known for years.
One evening Bob called Sam from LA looking for a fresh, Christian setting to sing with, and he was immediatly offered the position with Allies. Randy and Sam talked that night and they met with Bob at his home in San Bernardino, California. The band was started that very evening. Within a few weeks an 8 track demo of the band was handed to Light Records exec., Gary Whitlock, and Light records signed the band on the spot. Matthew Chapman, longtime bandmate and friend, was added on bass.
The Allies released six albums during the 1980s and early 1990s.