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Lorissa Chapa

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States | INDIE

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States | INDIE
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"Chapa's Rising Career Hits Myrtle Beach"

Rising alt-pop rock artist Lorissa Chapa will make a special two-night appearance as the headline performer for Myrtlestock 2009 on Friday at Senor Frogs and Saturday at Drink!

For the rest of the article please go to: www.thesunnews.com - The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, SC


"Lorissa Chapa Defies Stereotypes"

It's been said that to make it in the music business the cosmos must be in perfect harmony and an assemblage of traits must be evident in the would-be pop star: talent and ambition, intelligence and humility, youth and maturity, good looks and accessibility, and perhaps most importantly, timing and dumb luck. If any one of these essential traits is missing, or the stars are out of whack, success can be elusive. That being said, a few anomalies will occasionally slip through the cracks and defy the gods of music--Vanilla Ice and Susan Boyle come to mind. Ice and Boyle aside, the traits mentioned may apply to 20-year old newcomer Lorissa Chapa, a Texas-born Mexican American singer/songwriter who first fell in love with Tejano Music (a Tex-Mex blend of styles) as a little girl, but who has chosen a decidedly non-Tejano style in which to express herself.

for the rest of the article go to: www.congoo.com or www.thesunnews.com - The Surge


"Hot Rocker: The American Idol of the Coastal Bend"

Even Simon Cowell would be impressed. Recently Chapa won the Walt Disney World's American Idol Experience, which is a mock contest of the reality show held at the entertainment park.
"It was amazing because I had almost the entire crowd vote for me and nobody knew me, " Chapa said. But maybe our Coastal Bend Idol had a one up, because this isn't her first rodeo when it comes to performing. Chapa started her entertainment career as a child in the Broadway musical "Selena Forever." "Out of 1,000 girls I was one of them to get picked, there were 2 of us," Chapa said.
Chapa says she owes her inspiration and start of her musical pursuit to Selena. "I honestly wouldn't be singing if it wasn't for Selena," Chapa said. "My grandfather always had me singing Selena when I was very little."
You can check out our idol's album "Selfish" on ITunes.

(to see the video interview and performance accompanying this article go to www.caller.com) - Corpus Christi Caller Times


"McRiprock's Lonestar Sixpack Project"

Lorissa Chapa-Selfish-You want indie pop. You got it. Chapa's debut album reeks of pop with a vocal range similar to Christina Aguilera and Reba McIntyre. She is comfortable in her ability to perform everything from Mariachi, as she is to rock, opera, or country. "I'll Be There" is a pure pop version of heartbreak where as "Move On" carries a more amped up style of pop. 3.5 McRiprock's. - www.Austindaze.com


"(Cover Girl) I Teen Magazine, Corpus Christi"

(the magazine published her bio with more pictures) - www.Iteencc.com


"Chapa Introduces Second Album, Selfish Reflects On Creative Evolution"

Become familiar with the name Lorissa Chapa. She's a Del Mar College student who just released her second studio effort. Her first album, "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights," debuted in 2007. It was a rock country genre, but this CD is alternative pop, something totally new for the young artist.
Selfish, her recent album is said to be a reflection on her evolution as a performer. She wrote eight of the 10 songs on the CD.
She draws real-life experiences about love and relationships to craft her lyrics. The album itself discusses young love-the excitement, the happiness and the warmth. Her songs tell a story and take the listener on an adventure.
Her singing voice sounds something like Christina Aguilera. She has a good vocal delivery and range. Her tracks "I'll Be There" and "Move On" are some good examples.
Selfish is available at local music stores and on iTunes.
Chapa is signed to Wicker Records and was discovered at the age of 10 by Abraham Quintanilla, who cast her in the lead role in "Selena Forever" as the young Selena, emulating her sound, style, and passion for music through her voice. She has had an extensive career tht has lasted 10 years. Chapa also possesses some modeling talent.
She has come a long way from serenading her grandfather. - The Pine Log, The Independent Voice of Stephen F. Austin University


"16-Year-Old Wins Idol Contest"

Rock 'n' Roll, country, slow ballads and even a show tune could be heard in the Gatti Town parking lot Sunday evening when 12 young people, 11 acts, competed in the Corpus Christi Idol competition, a version of "American Idol." For her rendition of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You," Lorissa Chapa, 16, took home the titile of Corpus Christi Idol. "Lorissa, the winner, brought a tear to my eye every time," said Gatti Town spokeswoman Penny Elledge. - Corpus Christi Caller Times


Discography

Single: "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights", a tribute to Freddy Fender, Wicker Records, 2008. "Selfish" Alternative Pop Rock CD, airplay across Texas and Myrtle Beach, SC, with two singles on regular rotation on jango.com and eosmusic.com (Selfish and Can't Go Home), with Pandora and Music Choice imminent.

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Lorissa Chapa’s draw to the stage began at the age of 10 when she was cast as the young Selena in “Selena Forever”. Since then her love of music and the stage has made her a rising star in Texas.

In the last 11 years Lorissa has grown into a beautiful young woman with a voice to match. In her debut Alternative Pop Rock album “Selfish” the listener experiences all the emotions of young love: the excitement, the happiness, the warmth…and the drama. 21 year old Lorissa is no stranger to young love, permitting her lyrics to flow freely to her fans straight from her heart. The beauty of Lorissa’s song writing is that natural transcendence conveyed by her stunningly brilliant voice.

Placed in the category with musicians from Nelly Furtado to Christina Aguilera, Lorissa is a technically skilled singer with a powerful, yet pure voice. Lorissa has been compared to Linda Ronstandt and Miley Cyrus by those who are captivated by both her vocal talent and her personality.

Lorissa's live repertoire features selections from a wide variety of musical genres including pop, rock, country and Tejano (or Tex-Mex). Although Lorissa is not fluent in conversational Spanish, she performs several songs in Spanish and has tremendous appeal on the Hispanic music scene. Lorissa heavily credits her ethnic background for contributing to her creativity as a young female musician.

Setting aside her unmistakable talent and wholesome beauty, Lorissa has the additional qualities that make her an excellent role model for young women in America. She's an honor student in college, participates in college and community service activities and performs throughout her community and state at many events. She attends church regularly and keeps herself involved with her family. Additionally, Lorissa was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a child and has been a spokesperson and huge supporter for the American Diabetes Association.
Lorrisa’s commitment to her profession as a singer-song writer and performer along with her spirit and positivity will ensure an enduring and exciting career