Full of passion, creativity and laughter, Alyssa’s bright personality and music lights up every stage. This singer-songwriter from the Georgian Bay area has been captivating audiences across Ontario for the past 8 years. Inspired by personal experiences, Alyssa has created her own style that shares heartfelt emotions through unforgettable, original melodies.
Although rumour has it that she was singing before she could talk, Alyssa Tess fell in love with performing at the young age of 7. Her first “big break” was in a local singing competition in Midland, ON. Soon after Alyssa began performing with her family band and taking piano lessons from her mother. Being primarily self-taught on guitar and using her piano skills, Alyssa began writing original songs by the time she was 10 years old. Since then, she has continued to express herself through song.
Alyssa has spent years honing her performance skills working as a street performer in the Georgian Bay area, which has led to her performing at several local festivals such as the Midland Buttertart Festival and Artwalk, and Barrie’s Kempenfest and Promenade Days. She’s played in many local cafes, restaurants, bars, resorts and performance venues throughout the Georgian Bay area, Toronto, and the GTA, such as the Midland Cultural Centre, the McLaren Art Centre in Barrie and the Mod Club in downtown Toronto. February of 2018, Alyssa played her first international gig at the Millenium Music Conference in Harrisburg, PA, USA as a showcase artist on two nights. This year, Alyssa was selected as a showcase artist for Canadian Music Week 2019.
Alyssa released her debut EP “Twenty/Twenty” (producer Neil Whitford) in October 2017. Alyssa also has a single on iTunes and other streaming sites called “My Guitar” which was released in August 2017.
Alyssa is currently attending Humber College’s music program for Bachelor of Music Voice with a focus on jazz music and performance.
Alyssa values making a connection with her listening audience and putting on a live performance that is equally as memorable. Her dream is to have a career in the music industry, as a songwriter and as a performer. Alyssa Tess jumped feet first into the music scene at a young age and since then, her passion and drive has only continued to snowball into success.