Enough

Alyssa Ruffin original 

Farewell Show 

Sunshine Studios Live 

Colorado Springs, CO 

Where I Need You Now

Alyssa Ruffin original

KCOS Digital Media 

The Beat Goes On with Alyssa Ruffin 

The Gold Room 

Colorado Springs, CO 

Enough

Alyssa Ruffin original

Opening for J.R. Richards of Dishwalla 

Sunshine Studios Live 

Colorado Springs, CO 

Pretty Boy Blues

Alyssa Ruffin original

Grand Entrance 

Opening for Dishwalla 

Sunshine Studios Live 

Colorado Springs, CO 

Biography

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Alyssa is a seasoned, versatile, powerhouse vocalist. She is currently working on original music for her upcoming EP, singing as a "hired gun" in several bands in Colorado, is the former lead vocalist, manager and a founding member of rock cover band, Eighty3. She has performed at the Highland Street Fair in Denver, she performed the National Anthem for opening ceremonies at the Rocky Mountain Summer Music Festival in Colorado Springs and later performed at the festival with E3 a couple of weeks later. Alyssa also fronted top 40 dance cover band, "Just Dance Band" and was a lead vocalist in the R&B group "The Crew" that featured Sugar Bear, Alyssa and E.D. Rucker. She has been a guest radio host for Tri-lakesRadio in Colorado a few times, has performed with numerous artists/bands in Colorado, was on KCOS Digital Media simulcast radio show The Beat Goes On 4x, she was on Live Stream Facebook talk show Morty On the Move,  working with several bands and venues as a booking agent and is a music advocate in Colorado. 


Alyssa guest performed with Scott Wilson of Saving Abel at Herman's Hideaway in Denver, she opened for AMA Award winning Rock band Firehouse at The Venue in Denver in 2018 and recently opened for Billboard Award & 2x ASCAP Award winning J.R. Richards of Dishwalla in March 2019 and for hip hop artist Coolio, with the Pretty Vague band in April 2019, at Sunshine Studios Live in Colorado Springs. 

Alyssa is following her dreams and making the move to California in May 2019. She is already scheduled to perform the National Anthem for opening ceremonies at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club in Santa Barbara in June and looking forward to new projects on the West Coast.


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's demo tape. She and her mother met Wynona backstage after the concert where Alyssa received an autograph and also met Hollywood actress (Wynona's sister) Ashley Judd after the concert. Alyssa also performed alongside her Mother for Maria Holly (Buddy Holly's wife) in Clear Lake, Iowa at age 9.

She auditioned for Star Search when she was 10 years old and by age 13 her mother moved them to Tennessee. 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. During her time in Nashville, Alyssa and her mother met Tim McGraw when he performed in front of The Hot Doggit and he invited them up to sing. They also met the Bellamy Brothers.


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 singing 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 won numerous awards for singing competitions that she has participated in over the years, including the WeFest Singing Competition in North Dakota!


Alyssa (alongside her mother) 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, during that same time frame. In 2002, she met Geoff Tate from Queensryche and his band at the Village Inn in Thornton Colorado. In 2003, Alyssa was able to jam with Daryle Singletary after his concert in Williston, ND. Throughout 2006, 2007 & 2008, Alyssa performed the National Anthem for Semi-professional basketball team the Skyrockets on multiple occasions. 


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 20,000 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 has also received an autograph from Ace Young- American Idol Season 5 and met Lauren Alaina- American Idol Season 10. In 2011 Alyssa performed the National Anthem for the United States Air Force at Scott Air Force Base, in Belleville, Illinois. 


While living on the East Coast in 2012-2013, Alyssa performed on several occasions with professional drummer Rick Sibbett, who toured with Amy Grant & Blue Man Group. She also performed with professional lead guitarist Jeff Robinson who toured with Dierks Bentley, LeAnn Rimes, Joe Diffie, and Lorrie Morgan and performed with Wilson Pickett Lead Guitarist & Legendary Musician David Panzer. During her time there she started and fronted Supernova Band and played for thousands of people at National Harbor in Washington DC. She performed all over Northern Virginia and Maryland, including Ocean City! Aside from fronting Supernova, Alyssa was one half of the Piano Duo M2M (MARRIED 2 MUSIC) and one half of guitar duo Alyrik. She also guest fronted Aqua Spank, Lonesome Ryder Band, Kicking Norma and the Jameson Green Band. She also recorded with Jameson Green at the Blue Room Recording Studio.


She comes from a line of vocalists including her Mother, who was her first inspiration. She has performed at Weddings, private parties, corporate events, clubs, street dances, large concert venues, and small festival stages. She has several years of experience running lights and sound for various entertainment companies, and several years of experience as a DJ (DJ Dazzle) and hosting karaoke shows. Alyssa also spent the summer of 2017 traveling to Austin, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia to audition for the Voice! 

Show History

West Coast

-CALIFORNIA-


SANTA BARBARA POLO AND RACQUET CLUB (CARPINTERIA)



-COLORADO-


THE VENUE (DENVER) 

HARD ROCK CAFE (DENVER)

HERMAN'S HIDEAWAY (DENVER)

HIGHLAND SQUARE (DENVER) 

DENVER CIVIC PARK (DENVER) 

PORKY'S STEAK HOUSE (DENVER) 

TEQUILA SUNRISE (DENVER) 

ARMIDAS (DENVER) 

SWANKYS (DENVER) 

COLORADO SPORTS CAFE (DENVER) 

SHERRY’S LOUNGE (DENVER) 

ALAMEDA BOWLING ALLEY (DENVER)

WHISKEY BILL’S (LAKEWOOD

PUT N PUB (LAKEWOOD)

LAKEWOOD GRILL (LAKEWOOD)

ECKS SALOON (LAKEWOOD)

ANTERO HALL (LAKEWOOD) 

VIOLET'S VENUE (LAKEWOOD)

HOLIDAY BOWL (LAKEWOOD)

SCORES (THORNTON) 

TRAMPS LOUNGE (THORNTON) 

BREWSKI'S PUB & GRILL (THORNTON) 

TRAILSIDE SALOON (THORNTON) 

DAVIES LOCKER (THORNTON) 

TWIN TOWERS (THORNTON) 

SONESTA LANES (THORNTON) 

SNICKERS (THORNTON) 

GROGAN'S PUB (THORNTON) 

CASTAWAYS (THORNTON)

MR K'S (THORNTON) 

PARK CENTER LOUNGE (THORNTON) 

THIRSTY'S (THORNTON) 

JOE PALOOKAS (THORNTON) 

SILVER BULLET (THORNTON) 

LILS LOUNGE (THORNTON)

VILLAGE PUB (THORNTON) 

SNOOKS (THORNTON) 

THE EXTRA POINT (THORNTON) 

TOP HAT (THORNTON) 

HOLIDAY INN LOUNGE (THORNTON)

COLORADO SPORTS CAFE (THORNTON) 

STEVE-O'S (THORNTON) 

OLD CHICAGO (THORNTON)

LAKE AVENUE PUB (THORNTON) 

THE ARMIDILLO (THORNTON)

SMOKIN JOES (THORNTON)

ACES COUNTRY (FEDERAL HEIGHTS) 

MEMORIES (FEDERAL HEIGHTS) 

THE FLIGHT DECK (FEDERAL HEIGHTS)

ONE LEGGED JOHNNY'S (FEDERAL HEIGHTS) 

JR'S SALOON (FEDERAL HEIGHTS) 

SHOTZ (FEDERAL HEIGHTS) 

IN KAHOOTS (BROOMFIELD)

RILEYS (BROOMFIELD)

TAILFEATHERS (HENDERSON)

VFW (COMMERCE CITY)

R PLACE (COMMERCE CITY)

EAGLE GRILLE (LONGMONT)

SAMS CORNER BAR (FREDERICK)

SUZIE Q’S (FREDERICK)

THE HELMET (FIRESTONE)

PISTOL PETE'S (LITTLETON)

PITCHERS (LITTLETON)

SAND CREEK BAR (AURORA)

FIREHOUSE (AURORA)

ARMIDILLO (AURORA)

ILIFF PARK SALOON (AURORA)

PINKYS (WESTMINSTER)

BRUNSWICK ZONE (WESTMINSTER)

STEAK N ALE (WESTMINSTER)

WOODYS PIZZA (WESTMINSTERS)

HICCUPS (WESTMINSTER)

SWEET WATER JUNCTION (WESTMINSTER)

REAR END LOUNGE (WESTMINSTER)

CHEERS (ARVADA)

OLD TOWNE TAVERN (ARVADA)

NO EXCUSES (ARVADA)

JAMMIN JOES (WHEATRIDGE)

DENNYS (WHEATRIDGE)

BRUNSWICK SIERRA LANES (WHEATRIDGE)

WOLFS LOUNGE (WHEATRIDGE)

CORDIAL (WHEATRIDGE)

TAVERN ON THE TOP (GOLDEN)

GOLDEN NUGGET DISCO (GODLEN)

GOLDEN CUE (GOLDEN)

SUZIES LOUNGE (GOLDEN)

BLUE MOON (BRIGHTON)

DUECES WILD BREWERY (COLORADO SPRINGS) 

PEAK 31/UNION STATION (COLORADO SPRINGS) 

THE GOLD ROOM (COLORADO SPRINGS)

BACK EAST BAR & GRILL (COLORADO SPRINGS)

GOOD COMPANY BAR  (COLORADO SPRINGS) 

THE COW (COLORADO SPRINGS) 

SUNSHINE STUDIOS LIVE (COLORADO SPRINGS) 

ROCKS BAR (COLORADO SPRINGS) 

FRANKIE'S BAR & GRILL (COLORADO SPRINGS) 

COLORADO SPRINGS EVENT CENTER (COS)

BACK EAST BAR & GRILL (MONUMENT)

LIMBACH PARK (MONUMENT)

SPEEDTRAP (PALMER LAKE)

THE VILLA (PALMER LAKE)

CRYSTOLA ROADHOUSE (WOODLAND PARK) 

THE HISTORIC UTE INN (WOODLAND PARK) 

HISTORIC ANCIENT MARINER (MANITOU SPRINGS) 



-NEVADA-


SOUTH POINT HOTEL & CASINO (LAS VEGAS)

ELLIS IISLAND HOTEL & CASINO (LAS VEGAS)

ALOHA KITCHEN (LAS VEGAS)


East Coast

-DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA- 


NATIONAL HARBOR (WASHINGTON DC)

BANANA CAFE (WASHINGTON DC)



-MARYLAND- 


DA LAZY LIZARD (OCEAN CITY, MD)

CAPTAIN BIGS (CHESAPEAKE BEACH, MD)

B & G TAVERN (ACCOKEEK, MD)



-VIRGINIA-


MADIGAN'S WATERFRONT (OCCAQUAN, VA)

LION & BULL (HAYMARKET, VA)

BRION'S GRILL (FAIRFAX, VA)

GROG & TANKARD (STAFFORD, VA)

ARMY NAVY COUNTRY CLUB (FAIRFAX, VA)



Midwest

-IOWA-


DIESELS LOUNGE (SHEFFIELD, IA)

MAIN STREET MINING COMPANY (CLEAR LAKE, IA)

THE SURF BALLROOM (CLEAR LAKE, IA)

THE DIAMOND K (CLEAR LAKE, IA)

JB PLUMS (CLEAR LAKE, IA) 

THE O.P. (CLEAR LAKE, IA)

VFW (CLEAR LAKE, IA)

THE O.P. (MASON CITY, IA)

VFW (MASON CITY, IA)

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS (MASON CITY, IA)

DILLINGERS (MASON CITY, IA) 

NORTH STAR (MASON CITY, IA)

NORTH IOWA FAIRGROUNDS (MASON CITY, IA)

NORA SPRINGS BUFFALO DAYS (NORA SPRINGS, IA)

MAIN STREET BAR (NORA SPRINGS, IA)

COUNTRY CROSSROADS (MANLY, IA)

ROCK FALLS BAR (ROCK FALLS, IA)

TOMS (CHARLES CITY, IA) 



-NORTH DAKOTA-


THE ROCKIN HORSE (MINOT, ND)

BLIND DUCK (MINOT, ND)

DAE UDDER PLACE (MINOT, ND)

SPORTS ON TAP (MINOT, ND)

STARLIGHT LOUNGE (MINOT, ND)

JAMESTOWN CIVIC CENTER (JAMESTOWN, ND)

Where I Need You Now

Alyssa Ruffin original