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Alyssa Garcia's First Studio Full-Length Album

on Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:41
Update 10/13/2017 - It's finally here!
 
The WSTW Radio Show interview with Mark Rogers and the CD Release party on October 13 went by fast. My album is finally here. 
 
 
If you'd like to support me, you can buy it on:
 
 
Here's a video of my song, "Sincerely, Me" recorded at Chaplin's by Chris Cachuela! We have Tre Todd on drums, Zachary M. Alexiou on guitar, Ryan Leaver on bass, and Chris Bunn on trumpet. 

This song & more will be on my first studio LP! Be a part of my first ever professionally produced full-length album. I've put a lot of time, thought, and passion into composing each one of these songs. They've grown even more as I've played them at shows. Now, it's time to enhance these songs and showcase them to even larger public and professional audiences. Please help me in making this album happen by funding it at:

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

Posted on 

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?

Memories and New Beginnings

on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 13:43

I released my second album last November, 2014 at my recent performance at Chaplin's Live. It includes 9 original pop-singer/songwriter songs about some personal experiences ranging from starting my first year of high school to some notebook reflections turned into music and lyrics. There are 6 self-produced songs, & 3 live performance recordings.

Heartbreak Girl Cover

on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 02:01

Check out my cover of 5sos' "Heartbreak Girl" created with the help of Garageband.

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PPL Corp Asian Business Resource Group Annual Gala at The Allentown Symphony Hall

on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 14:10

I was recently invited to be the featured performer at the PPL Corporation Asian Bussiness Resource Group Annual Gala at the Allentown Symphomy Hall. The event happened last November 4th, 2013. My first time performing in a huge Symphony Hall. It was an amazing experience.

Taking Coursera Courses

on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 22:04

       Since July 19th, the Berklee School of Music has offered three classes: Introdution to Guitar, Introduction to Music Production, and Songwriting. I'm taking all three of these classes, and I am really enjoying them! I never learned to play guitar, so I'm really excited about learning! I've learned a few basic chords and a few picking techniques. I'm starting to catch on. :) The Music Production class is REALLY technical. I'm learning about the different types of microphones, cables, and connectors, and how to record the all of your instruments.

Top This Gig

on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 21:30

As I announced in my last blog post, my album was released on July 25.

       That night, I performed at Top This Frozen Yogurt for some GREAT causes. Also, I was able to give out some of the first copies of my CD to my friends and family. It was really exciting! I Performed some originals, but mostly covers. I  also got to play a couple songs on ukulele, so I got to change it up a bit. :) Hope to see some of you at my next gigs! I'll post the details on my website for any of my upcoming performances.

-Alyssa

My First Album: "Music Is My Life"

on Wed, 07/31/2013 - 21:39

      

On Thursday, July 25, I released my first album titled "Music is My Life"! Over the summer, I promised myself that I would write and produce an album to call my own. So, that is what I did! On the album, I wrote nine of the songs, recorded two versions of one song, and did three covers, ending in a total of 13 tracks.

       I used songs I had written the year before to start out with. I chose "Game Over" and "Don't Hate On Me". This year, I wrote songs more frequently.

My third original song titled There For You (Never There For Me)

on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 17:25

This is my 3rd original song, premiered in public for the first time at the Norristown Arts Hill Festival. The song is titled There For You (Never There For Me) and I wrote it in April 2013.

Philadelphia Songwriters Project

on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 01:24

I recently entered my second original song titled " Don't Hate On Me" at a Songwriter's Contest sponsored by the Philadelphia Songwriters Project.

I was selected to perform at their Final Showcase last Sunday May 19 at 4pm at The Blockley In Philadelphia.

I was one of 2 featured young artists. I opened the 2nd set before the remaining 6 artists/bands closed out the show.

This was a learning experience for me to be able to watch and perform with all the other talented songwriters.

 

Alyssa - Montco Idol Top 12 Performing at Norristown Arts Hill Festival 2013

on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 22:17

 

I recently joined Montco Idol Contest sponsored by Times Herald. I made it to Top 12 from 38 entries as selected by 3 judges; Alaina Nelson, a local pop singer and actress; Ron DiSilvestro of Forge Recording Studio; and Edwina French, an opera soprano and founder of the Community Music School in Trappe.

After the Montgomery County Community vote, I finished 6th place and was invited to perform at the Norristown Arts Hill Festival.

The fourth annual Norristown Arts Hill Festival will be on May 4 from 10-5. The festival will have more than 30 music, theater, dance and spoken word acts and

My Song, "Don't Hate On Me", Recording at Milkboy, the Studio in Philadelphia

on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 17:37

Last December 15th, 2012 I recorded my 2nd original song titled "Don't Hate On Me" at Milkboy Studios in Philadelphia. This was part of my prize for winning the Music Training Center's Singer/Songwriter Contest last Summer, 2012. It was released today, February 8th, 2013. It was produced and engineered by Brian Bricklin at Music Training Center.

 

Opening for Rockapella at Colonial Theatre

on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 17:58

Performing at Colonial Theatre was amazing! It was a great expirence meeting "Rockapella" and opening for them. We sang lots of great songs, and singing Jar of Hearts on that stage felt amazing. We all worked really hard on all of the choreography and singing and I was really happy with the results!

Don't Hate on Me

on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 14:03

This is my second original song. This is also the winning song in Music Training Center's 2012 Singer/Songwriter Contest. I wrote this song to emphasize how wrong bullying is and a message out to bullies to never bully.