Alyssa English

Alyssa English Studio Shoot By Harry Pseftoudis - 01.10.20131. How did you get your initial start in music?

As a child music surrounded me! My parents always had the radio on, but having never pursued their own musical aspirations, it was clear to them that they would make every opportunity available to me. At the age of three they made the decision to start me in a program that introduces music to young children. I took to it really well, and from that point on I was always working on expanding my musical knowledge. I joined my church’s children’s choir,  and after my first sunday performance with them realized myself how much I loved to sing.

 2. What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

Success for myself in the music industry would be, walking down the street and hearing someone blasting my song in their car! Or performing live and actually seeing other people enjoying my music as much as I do. I know when I listen to other artists, the way I can relate to their music

3. How long have you been writing your own music?

My first attempt at writing music came at age 11. I put my piano skills to work and wrote a couple lines that rhymed! I’ve just kept working at it over these last seven or eight years, and when I came to the UK to start working with producers, I found that writing connected me to the music even more so.

 4. Who are your top three influences, and why?

A major influence for myself would be an artist named India.Arie. I find her music uplifting and inspiring, and reminded myself as a young woman, in a big city, that theres a lot more to life than expensive clothes clothes, and trying to fit in. Her positive message helped feed my courage to keep pursuing my career in music. Other influences would vary from Nat King Cole and Beyonce, to K. Michelle and Aretha Franklin, as well as a slew of other pop artists that remind me why love to sing and play!

5. Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?

My current release is focused on fun! Started working on some of the songs when I was 15, and love being able to look back and hear some of my experiences through the music.

6. Where are you based, and whats your local scene like? Any favourite venues?

I’m based in West London.

7. Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?

Check out an up and coming artist named Shae! You can follow her on twitter @ShaeArtist.

8. Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.



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