in Flushing Queens, NY, Jimmy Lee has always had a love for
music - Rock n' Roll, Latin, Hip-Hop and even Opera. It was this
affection for music that led Jimmy to the entertainment capital
of the world, Los Angeles, in 1992. Starting as a thrift shop worker
and bartender, Jimmy got his first big break in 1996 as the lead
singer of the band SOIL on its European tour. In 1997, Jimmy started
his own company, Elite Interactive Entertainment, to supply mobile
DJ's and dancers for parties. In 2000, he was tapped to co-host
the exciting new Studio M shows, Countdown and Live Wire with fellow
VJ Marc "Shabazz" Allan. In his spare time, Jimmy enjoys playing
guitar, producing music and spinning discs to try out new sounds.
He cooks Italian and Japanese food, and stays in shape by running,
practicing Yoga and surfing. Jimmy currently resides in Venice Beach,
California with his three dogs, two fish and his guitar.
Allan makes his television debut as the co-host of Studio M's
exciting television series', Countdown and Live Wire along with
friend Jimmy Lee. Born in Staten Island, NY, Marc always had a knack
for entertainment. Throughout college, he performed around New York,
New Jersey and Connecticut emceeing parties, dancing and hosting
corporate functions. Additionally, he played the Tin Man in a college
production of The Wizard of Oz. After graduating in 1995, Marc sold
ladies handbags and leather goods before moving to Los Angeles in
1996 to fulfill his dream. Upon arrival, he was promptly attacked
by a rabid cat. He held an unfulfilling job as a commercial real
estate agent, continuing to emcee parties, before being approached
by Studio M in 2000. In Marc's spare time, he enjoys spinning and
producing discs, playing the bass guitar and is an avid wine connoisseur.
He stays in shape by running, hiking, playing flag football and
taking karate lessons. Marc currently resides in the Hollywood Hills.