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Hey I'm Alyssa & I am a sixteen year-old singer-songwriter, pianist, ukulele player, & overall music enthusiast. I have been playing piano since about 2005 and I have been singing just as long. I've been writing songs since 2011, & I currently have two self-produced albums out now: Music is my Life + Memories & New Beginnings & a professionally recorded EP: Looking Glass.
 
I cover a ton of songs in my videos and during gigs. Some of my favorite artists are Sara Bareilles, Ed Sheeran, Regina Spektor, Ingrid Michaelson (the list goes on...). Also if you ever meet me, I'm probably writing in my notes, reading the newest YA novel, or just singing to my heart's content. Music & Songwriting have become dominant factors of my life, and I'm lucky enough to spend most of my time doing what I love.
 
So, here I hope you find out a little more about who I am, my songs, my videos, and my performances. I hope you enjoy my music, & I hope you get inspired or simply enjoy listening to my songs. Don't be afraid to leave me a note just to say hi. 
 
Thanks for all your continuous support!
Much Love,
Alyssa

Fundraiser for New Avenue Foundation, King of Prussia Mall, November 13, 2016

I will be playing at a fundraiser for New Avenue Foundation on Sunday November 13th from 12 to 4 ( I will let you know what time my set will be as it gets closer). It will be held at the Ten Thousand Villages store in the King of Prussia Mall. The store is donating 15% of their sales that day. Please join us and spread the word!

NY Songwriters Circle - The Bitter End - NY - October 3, 2016 8pm

I'm part of the showcase for October 3. You can go to the NY Songwriters Circle website for more details. My first public performance in New York City!

Opened for Sawyer Fredericks ( Of the Voice ) at Sellersville Theater, July 25, 2016, 8:00pm

 

I opened for the incredible Sawyer Fredericks (previous winner of The Voice) at his SOLD OUT show at Sellersville Theater last Monday, July 25, 2016, 

There are no words. The energy & the support from the audience was unreal!! Playing this show was a feeling like no other. Thanks to the incredibly talented Sawyer Fredericks for having me open for his show and big thanks to everyone who came to listen or watched on periscope!

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Sawyer Fredericks (of the Voice) at Sellersville Theater

It's pretty fun to watch it through Periscope with the 579 people and their streaming comments and 'likes'. This is the first time ever that someone live streamed my set. Thanks, Lynn Nyquist!

Bethlehem Musikfest August 8th, 2016

I am so excited to say that I will be performing again at the Bethlehem Musikfest on August 8th from 6-6:40 pm at the Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

Musikfest. I had so much fun last year and I'm sure this year will be as amazing. 
 
Please follow the link below for more information.
 

Summer in the City Music Series in Allentown, PA - June 29th, 2016

 
 
 
I had a great time playing at the PPL Plaza! It was a wonderful crowd. Thanks to everyone who made it out to watch! 
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Opened for Crash Test Dummies at the Sellersville Theater.

 

 

 

I had an oppurtunity to open for 3 time Grammy nominee Crash Test Dummies at the Sellersville Theater last  March 9th. It was an awesome experience.

 

Here is a playlist of my set.

Here is a nice blog written from an audience member about my opening performance. Please follow the link below to read the blog.

Alyssa Garcia (Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA, March 9, 2016)

New Thought Philadelphia Performance, February 28,2016

I had a return role as the musical performer for the Sunday services at New Thought Philadelphia. Her is my cover of Martina McBride's "Anyway".

10th Annual 93.7 WSTW Hometown Heroes Homey Awards

I have some great news! So my music and I are up for two nominations in the 10th Annual 93.7 WSTW Hometown Heroes Homey Awards. It's an award show for local artists and their music. I am so happy to be nominated for Best New Artists and Best Pop Song for my original "Loved Actually". Thank you so much to everyone who supported me. 

 

#TAKEBACKYOURVOICE Concert at State Theatre Video and Review

Darios Jukebox was kind enough to record this and got much better footage than we did at the State Theater in Easton, PA. Here is my latest song "Sincerely,Me" and my award winning song "Better Life".

Check out this review by Dustin Schoof on the recent #TAKEBACKYOURVOICE Concert held last October 17th at State Theatre in Easton, PA featuring Flintface. I was one of the student performers who opened the show.

" Teen singer-guitarists Julia Gross and Abby Illingworth and singer-keyboardist Alyssa Garcia each wowed during their individual sets. Their stunningly strong, and powerful, voices channeled much older, more rustic soul;. Illingworth's folk-country original "Mountain Song" sounded like it could have been plucked directly out of a Cameron Crowe film. Garcia's two originals, the lilting "Better Life" and the perky "Sincerely Me" impressed with uncanny craftsmanship and lyrical depth. The latter tune should be on the radio, now." ~ Dustin Scoof

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REVIEW: Student performers impress at State Theatre

#TAKEBACKYOURVOICE Concert at State Theatre, October 17, 2015 at 7 PM

 

I'll be one of the High School performers opening for Flintface in the ‪#‎TAKEBACKYOURVOICE‬ concert at the State Theatre on October 17, 2015 at 7 PM.

Here is the link for more info: State Theatre #TAKEBACKYOURVOICE CONCERT

The #TAKEBACKYOURVOICE movement encourages and empowers students to embrace what makes them who they are, with no apologies, so that no bully, no abuse or any other challenge in their lives can take their voice back. 

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Check out this article from the Lehigh Valley's Morning Call newspaper: Flintface: Musician with a mission plays at State Theatre

Ticket to Entertainment Article

on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 21:22

I am beyond honored and very excited to have been featured at Ticket to Entertainment this week. Please click here to read the actual article. It will also be in the Times Herald, The Colonial, and The Lansdale papers this weekend! Be sure to check it out!

 

Norristown’s Alyssa Garcia set to kick off Jillian’s Café season

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STORY WRITTEN BY M. ENGLISH 
For Digital First Media

Alyssa Garcia’s dad, Anthony, is beyond modest when asked about his music talents:
“My musical talent?” he laughs. “My wife’s?

2015 Philadelphia Songwriters Project Winners Tour Videos

Here are the playlists of my set from the 2015 Philadelphia Songwriters Project Winners Tour 

Philadelphia Songwriters Project Final Showcase 2015

I'm so excited and honored to say I am one of the four winners of The Philadelphia Songwriters Project's 2015 contest!
I'll be going on tour this summer. www.phillysongwriters.com
I also released my new album "Looking Glass" produced at Chaplins, Spring City, PA at the show. 
 
 
2015 TOUR – PRIZE PACKAGE
 
The City Of Philadelphia: OVAL Stage  Opening Day  Saturday July 18
The eight acres of public space located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway known as Philadelphia’s own “Avenue des Champs-Élysées,” Eakins Oval is The Oval, a park with community programming, events and activities
 
Penn Museum Summer Nights Music Series Wednesday July 15  5-8 pm
Beautiful music in a garden setting in the heart of University of Pennsylvania. Stoner Courtyard at the archeological museum. $10 admission gets you a concert and the museum as well.
 
Rose Tree Summer Festival  Saturday July 11    7:30 -9:15 pm
This family friendly festival runs all summer in the beautiful setting of Rose Tree Park. We play in the band shell under the stars!
 
Bethlehem Musik Festival Sunday August 16   5 – 9 pm
LYRIKPLATZ Stage is the home of singer-songwriters inside the Arts Quest Complex every songwriter last year had a packed house!
 
Opening Slots @ Ardmore Music Hall- Dates TBA   
The Ardmore Music Hall has established itself as a premiere landing spot for many renowned, local and national touring musical acts. The room itself holds as much history as any local venue in the Philadelphia or surrounding suburbs; from 1980 to 1994, the legendary 23 East Cabaret sat within the same walls, and hosted an impressive array of artists from The Dave Mathews Band, to Blues Traveler, Hootie & The Blowfish, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish, The Hooters, Joan Osborne and so many more. The date is TBA, because you are specifically paired with a headliner and have to go through an approval process.
 
On Air Interview and Live Music on HomeTown Heros with Mark Rogers WSTW
 
Audio and Video Package from KettlePot Tracks
 
Here is a video of my winning performance at the 2015 The Philadelphia Songwriters Project's finals showcase.