Alissa Moreno, whose music has been featured on MTV hit shows including, “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills,” is an acclaimed singer/songwriter. In addition to co-writing and singing the theme of the ABC show “Hope & Faith” (second season), her songs have appeared in films such as Quentin Tarantino’s “Daltry Calhoun” (Miramax), “Undisclosed” (Lions Gate Films), and the Slamdance Feature Film “Mall Cop.” Her music has also been showcased on television shows including “Guiding Light” (CBS), “Wonderfalls” (Fox), and “How I Met Your Mother” (CBS).
Moreno has collaborated with noteworthy music industry veterans including songwriter/producer Jamie Houston (Kid Rock, Macy Gray, Santana, Bo Bice), composer John Swihart (“Napoleon Dynamite”), Jeffrey Steele (Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill), Ben Margulies (Mariah Carey), David Baerwald (Sheryl Crow), and Tony Scalzo
Born on a Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico to parents who were school teachers, Alissa was raised in Albuquerque. She picked up the violin at age two and began pursuing piano at five years’ old. She attended the performing arts school at the College of Santa Fe, home of Greer Garson Theatre and Garson Studios. After graduation, she went on a vacation to Kona, Hawaii, and decided to stay. It was there that she had the opportunity to spend time with her grandfather, Bob Moreno, who had toured and written with Mel Tormé and Matt Dennis. He encouraged Alissa to continue her diligent study of music, leading her to be an extraordinary musician and singer.
Alissa is a renown piano and vocal talent, having worked on the set of “Hollywoodland” (Focus Features 2006) as the vocal coach to Ben Affleck. She also is an actress, appearing in commercials and creating and starring in Los Angeles Independent Film Festival short film “Superchicks.” She currently lives in Los Angeles, and performs regularly at some of LA’s hottest clubs: House of Blues, B.B. Kings, The Knitting Factory, The Viper Room, and The Hotel Café.
Alissa Moreno - vocals, guitar, piano
"Wildfires" - "If God Were the Sun" (Lifetime Movie of the Week)
"Next Time" - "Laguna Beach" soundtrack (Interscope)
"Far From Here" - "Laguna Beach" (MTV)
"Sisters" - "Hope and Faith" theme songs (ABC)
"A Place For Me" - "The Hills" (MTV)
"Why Not Now" - "Guiding Light" (ABC)
"My Own Way" - "Laguna Beach (MTV)
Moreno's typical set list includes approximately 8-10 songs, which lasts about an hour. Although she has done a few covers (Patti Griffin, Sheryl Crow, U2), she is an outstanding writer who performs her own material.