BIOGRAPHY

Musical Background


Alyssa is a seasoned, powerhouse vocalist. She has been singing and performing on stage since she was five. She was on the televised, Tom Slick Show in Denver and sang in front of 5,000 people at just 7 years old. Alyssa met and got on stage with Wynonna Judd when she was just 9 years old where she asked her to sing, and slipped Wynona her mother Mickaela's demo tape. She and her mother met Wynona backstage after the concert where Alyssa received an autograph and was able to meet Ashley Judd after the concert. Alyssa also performed alongside her Mother Mickaela for Maria Holly (Buddy Holly) in Clear Lake, Iowa at age 9.


She auditioned for Star Search when she was 10 years old.  By age 13 her mother Mickaela moved them to Tennessee and the two of them performed on the original Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee on several occasions in front of The Country Music Hall of Fame Souvenir Shop while they lived there. During her time in Nashville, Alyssa and Mickaela also met Tim McGraw when he performed at The Hot Doggit and he invited them up to sing. They also met the Bellamy Brothers and Garth Brooks pulled over during her mothers performance to hear her sing.


At 14 years old, she started writing poetry and has won several awards for her poems. She began songwriting shortly after. She has performed at several, County and State Fairs, Various National and International  competitions, including the International Freedom Festival, in Windsor Ontario, Canada 2 years in a row, and won in 3 categories for the Essex Singing and Fiddle Competition in Essex Ontario, Canada 2 years in a row. She has also won numerous awards for singing competitions that she has participated in over the years. 


Alyssa (along side her mother Mickaela) performed with Ron Ellison from The Delfonics at a local establishment in Denver several times in the early 2000s. She also met Heidi Newfield from Trick Pony at the Grizzly Rose in Denver where she received an autograph when she was 17, she met Geoff Tate from Queensryche and his band at the Village Inn in Thornton Colorado when she was 18. She was honored to jam with Daryle Singletary when she was 20 after his concert in Williston, ND in 2003. 


In 2007 she won a Wild Card Round in the WeFest Singing Competition at The Rockin' Horse in Minot, North Dakota and had the honor of being one of the selected vocalists to open for Sawyer Brown, singing for 10,000+ people in Jamestown, North Dakota. She auditioned for American Idol in Denver twice, Nashville and St Louis. She has also had the honor of meeting Ryan Seacrest from American Idol twice during her audition process, she received an autograph from Ace Young American Idol Season 5, and she also met Lauren Alaina from American Idol Season 10. 


Alyssa has also performed with professional drummer Rick Sibbett who toured with Amy Grant & Blue Man Group, professional lead guitarist Jeff Robinson who toured with Dierks Bentley, LeAnn Rimes, Joe Diffie and Lorrie Morgan and also performed with lead guitarist David Panzer of Wilson Pickett. She started and fronted Supernova Band on the local circuit in Washington DC/Northern Virginia/Maryland area, she is one half of the Piano Duo M2M (MARRIED 2 MUSIC), one half of a mother-daughter duo MIRROR, was one half of the guitar duo Alyric, she also fronted "Aqua Spank, Lonsome Ryder Band and Kicking Norma as a guest lead vocalist and jammed with the Jameson Green Band at their studio.


She comes from a line of vocalists including her Mother Mickaela who was her first and biggest inspiration, as well as her grandmother, who was an opera singer. She has performed at Weddings, private parties, corporate events, clubs, street dances, large concert venues and small festival stages. She also has several years experience running lights and sound for various entertainment companies, and several years experience as a DJ and hosting karaoke shows.


She spent the summer of 2017 traveling to Austin, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia to audition for the Voice! Music is her passion and she isn't giving up on her dreams! She is currently singing lead in EIGHTY3 (an all 80's Rock band), as well as JUST DANCE (a variety dance band), singing in an acoustic duo with Chris Blache, doing spotlight performances with bands such as Ozonic, JustUs and the Ashtonz, working on original material and working with electronic producers as well as working with bands and venues as a booking agent in Colorado.


Volunteer Work

Starting when she was 7 years old, Alyssa would ring the Salvation Army Bell every Christmas with her Mother Mickaela, to help raise money for needy families. They would sing in harmony at numerous locations in Northern Iowa. All proceeds went to less fortunate families.


Alyssa and her mother Mickaela also performed together at several geriatric centers (nursing homes) throughout Northern Iowa starting when she was 8 years old, to bring joy to the elderly community. 


As a teen, Alyssa would perform with her Mother Mickaela. They would sing for several charity fundraisers, cancer benefits, etc at various VFW locations in Colorado, for several different things over the years. 


In 2005, Alyssa worked with the Red Cross in Minot, North Dakota to do a charity fundraiser for the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund. She performed with several other vocalists to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. All of the money received, was donated to the Red Cross for the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund. 



In 2012, Alyssa also performed a Christmas special at a Nursing Home with her guitar duo ALYRIC, in Fredericksberg, Virginia 


In 2014, Alyssa worked with her husband to deliver meals to the terminally ill, for the Angel Heart foundation. 


These are just a few of the small rewarding groups she has been a part of. 

WORDS TO LIVE BY

"Put your vision to reality. Wake up and live!"


-Bob Marley

"When you hit a wrong note, it's the next note that makes it good or bad."


-Miles Davis 

"I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music."


-Albert Einstein