Alisa Simms
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Alisa Simms


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"Illinois Entertainer"

Alisa Simms‘ Remember consists of the title track plus two remixes. The original is a mix of simple keys, drums, minimal guitar, and some nice string touches near the end, keeping the spotlight on Simms’ warm, silky vocals. The second, “Remixber,” has a little more percussion in its groove. The final, “Reminder Drum ‘N’ Bass Mix,” is the strongest of the three because of heavier drum and bass tracks (obviously). But there’s no question Simms has a lovely voice and a good foundation for songwriting.
Penelope Biver - Penelope Biver

"Navy Pier Beer Garden"

Coming off the success of her 2006 debut CD Remember, local soul/R&B singer Alisa Simms has been blowing away audiences with her sultry and earthy vocal style. Covering the classics from R&B, Neo-Soul, Pop, Jazz and Motown, Simms demonstrates her compelling vocal range with confidence, charisma, and class. - Navy Pier

"Old Town School of Folk Music"

Alisa Simms has been dubbed "The Queen of Chicago Soul." This Chicago native has been singing professionally since 1989, performing with numerous bands and touring all across the country. She has been fronting her own band for years now and launched her recording career in 2006 with her debut CD "Remember." Alisa Simms possesses a commanding vocal style with extraordinary range and depth that begs her to sing the wide range of classic R & B and Soul.
- Old Town


November 14, 2008
Alisa Simms: The soul singer has a passion for old school R&B that stretches back to her childhood. “My mom always used to buy the 8-track tapes,” she says. “I was always drawn to the real singers—Anita Baker, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan.”

She eventually began performing at private birthday parties for the likes of Michael Jordan and Hilary Clinton. Is it even possible to be intimidated onstage once you’ve performed for sports and political royalty?

“No, not at all,” says Simms laughing. “That forced me to get over [my] stage fright.” - Andy Downing

"Bolin Reunion"

The theme of this year's Bolin Reunion in Chicago was "celebrating our heritage and elevating our world". Williams College's formal dinner held at the Westin Hotel Chicago was a success and after the formalities, everyone enjoyed the evening’s entertainment, singer Alisa Simms and her band.
- Williams College


CD Single: Remember

The Upper Room with Joe Kelley"
WVOF 88.5 FM
Fairfield, CT , Mondays 4-8 pm EST
Kamlegaze Radio
ILR Television and Radio, Newcastle Australia
Radio Beckwith, Italy

Topradio TRL, Belgium
Radio Incontro, Italy
Celtica Radio, United Kingdom
ERT/Greek Radio 2, Greece
Dutch Coast Radio, Netherlands
Radio Universitaria do Algarve, Faro Portugal
Meziani Rafik(90.7 FM), France
Drechtstad FM(Dreadlock In Moonlight), Netherlands
City FM, Armenia
Soundwave FM, New Zealand
laserfm Soulfuldance, Amsterdam Netherlands
Soul Connexion, United Kingdom
Radio Unerhort Marburg, Germany
Radio lu, Luxembourg
Jazz Radio FM, Poland
Vibes 90.6 FM, United Kingdom
WCVF-FM, New York
Alooga Radio, Germany
Highlands 100.7 FM, Australia
Radio Holstebro, Denmark
Minsk, Belarus
WFIT 89.5 FM, Florida
KZSC 88.1 FM, Santa Cruz, California
KMHI Radio 1240/FM, Idaho
KCLC FM 89.1, Lousiana
Neoreal, Tennessee
WTLZ FM Hot 107, Michigan
KVMR VM, Nevada City California
WTPL, Greenville, Tennessee



Alisa's influences are: Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight & Maysa Leak.

Singer/Songwriter/Recording Artist Alisa Simms has crafted over the years a unique vocal style that demonstrates her compelling vocal range with vocal intensity and has designed her path with experience, charisma and class.

Alisa has been singing and performing professionally with local Bands and Orchestras for many years making her a veteran at her craft. Her style, talent and professionalism has made her a highly sought after songstress and opened up opportunities to travel beyond Chicago.

Alisa has traveled to Las Vegas, Nashville, Denver, Wisconsin, Canada, etc. and performed at many different types of venues and events for corporate, weddings, anniversary parties, fundraisers, political conventions, grand openings, bar mitzvahs, sororities, reunions, and celebrity parties.

But as an independent artist, Alisa desired to take her career to another level so she began promoting and marketing herself and has been formly known as The “Queen of Chicago Soul” but is currently The "Soulstress" while touring with her own live band. Alisa’s vocals coupled with her bands melodic musicianship is unrivaled in any music she performs. Her live performances proved equally compelling, her rapport with the audience is both engaging and intimate, and her powerful but warm voice is ambient as it spreads across every corner of the room and draws you in.

In 2006 she recorded and released her first CD single she co-wrote with her Chicago producer, Jonathan Scales. Her debut CD, “Remember” is a crystal-clear triumph, and has been getting rave reviews with an anticipation of more to come. This is truly the work of a very fascinating and talented female vocalist.

To book Alisa for your event contact: 312-670-9650 or email: