alyson faith

alyson faith

BandRockAcoustic

Soulful,energetic acoustic pop with great hooks and engaging lyrics

Biography

Alyson Faith has been performing and singing for as long as she can remember. At the age of 4, she sat her mother down and told her she wanted to put on a concert. By 1st grade, she was stopping people in the mall asking if they wanted to hear her sing, and crowds would quickly form to listen. This intense and innate love of performing has continued to this day.

Raised on Long Island, and trained on vocals and piano, Alyson was writing her own songs at age fifteen. Her teenage years were rich in musical experiences, including lead roles in musical theater productions. Ultimately she graduated high school a year early to begin her music career in earnest. Since moving to New York City, she has been performing both as a solo artist, and as lead singer of the R&B/Soul band SBK, and currently, the Alyson Faith Band. She also works with guitarist Neil Cavanagh and other talented musicians in intimate, acoustic settings that aptly suit her intensely personal songs.

Alyson often writes at the piano, and also regularly collaborates with local established songwriters. In 2004, she released an EP co-written with seasoned tunesmith Marc Swersky, recorded at the Hit Factory by engineer Patrick Woodward. One of these songs, "Something To Remember", was featured on MTV's show "High School Stories", while the song "Stranger" was used in the independent film "Dreams and Daylight" (KBLZ Productions.) In 2006, she went back into the studio to record more songs to complete her full length record. Two of her songs , "The Great Nowhere" and" Leaving LA" were featured in the independent film, "Leaving LA."

Alyson's music has been compared to the works of Fiona Apple, Melissa Etheridge, Tori Amos, and Stevie Nicks, but her truly unique voice is distinctly her own. Her live performances are often quoted as having the same fervor as Janis Joplin, consistently mesmerizing audiences with her incredible energy on stage. Alyson has been seen and heard recently at top NYC venues such as the Bitter End, Crash Mansion,the Cutting Room, Southpaw, and at the 2004, 2005 CMJ Music Marathon. Alyson recently opened for Joan Osborne at Southpaw in Brooklyn in April 2006.
She was selected to showcase at the NACA National Conference in February, 2007 in Nashville, and she was a featured artist at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006 and 2007.

In 2007, Alyson's song State of Mind was featured on the compilation, The Swarm Riddim with producer 77 Klash. It is available on itunes.
Alyson's music can be heard on Live 365, internet radio as well as on UTube and My Space. Her CD is available to purchase at ParadiddleRecords.com

Discography

Alysonfaith.com
Myspace.com/Alysonfaith

Set List

Something To Remember
The Idea Of You
How Dare You
The Great Nowhere
Time is a Photograph
Leaving L.A
Midtown City Blues
Stranger
Honest
Open Sky
Sets (original)are usually 45 min-1hr.
Sets with covers can be up to 3 hrs(with short breaks)
Covers include: Me And Bobby McGee (Janis Joplin), Hey Jude(Beatles), and Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder). Can perform hundreds of covers with original twist.