Hula, was born as Richard Allen in the Beauregard Parish of DeRidder Louisiana.
Born to a loving Father and Mother, The oldest of 5, 3 brothers and 1 sister.
With the strong desire for music at an early age, he dreamed that one day he perform for audiences.
Remembering his parents giving him his first guitar at a very young age and fondly remembers the days his brother John and him would sing to all their own rendition of songs of yesterday.
He was 16 when he took to learning guitar, self taught he found that he preferred writing songs more so then covering others material.
With a very wide range of influences to name just a few: Beatles, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Beach Boys, Chicago, Led Zeppelin, Pat Travers, ZZ Top etc. Always leaning towards being a Rocker! He put together a Texas Rock Band known as " Bad Boy Blues" a all original material rocking blues power trio. in the 80s with "Mr Brently" Brent Bonner from Euless TX on Drums and the late great "Bullithead" Scott Tanner from Fort Worth TX on Bass. The band disbanded in the early 90s . Life went on.
It wasn't until 2010, Hula Formed HULAGAN with the original line up of Bad Boy Blues until Scott Tanners untimely death 2016.
2016 to present Hula performs regularly. locally, regionally, nationally, Winning the north Texas Blues Challenge 2018 solo category.
Playing the House of Blues, Appearing on The Hang over Crew, The Mark Jokel Show, DC Bar side Jive. etc. He continues to write and play his own blend of rhythm and Blues. Stop out and say hi, he'd be glad to see you.