As a songwriter for over 12 years, Alyssa has now built repertoire of more than 400 originals in multiple genres, 150+ recorded, and a handful getting weekly International airplay from radio, Internet radio and podcasts across the U.S. Have you heard her brand new single, ‘I Want It to Rain’ yet? Listen by clicking here!
Her career started by complete accident after she moved to LA in 2003 to pursue her life long passion as a hip-hop dancer/choreographer. Friends heard her singing to herself, forced her to try karaoke one night, and the rest is history. Within the next seven months, she released her first two albums “The Alyssa Jacey EP” and “Closed eyes… …open Heart LP.” Late 2005, she picked up a guitar and spent hours a day teaching herself so that by only after three short weeks, she was able to perform 30-minute sets accompanying herself. The following year “The Soul, EP” was released after being flown to Miami to record it. This was the first album Alyssa played acoustic guitar on as well as debuting her percussion egg shaking skills which would later turn in to an unexpected path as a drummer and percussionist.
Now 2016, over 2,000 self-booked shows performed, eight self-produced and self-released albums (added were “Here’s To Change” 2010, “On the Spot” 2012, last years “Destined,” and last fall’s all acoustic EP titled “Heart Breathe”, a multi-instrumentalist and mentor, Alyssa is four years into living in Nashville, making and sustaining a living doing what she loves. She also started her own business as an Artist Developer, Media Coach and Booking Agent! Check out ImageTwelve28.com for more info there, and see a list of upcoming shows on her website, www.AlyssaJacey.com o
12 years in this business she’s performed over 2,000 live shows, gone on 4 nationwide tours, three International tours (soon to be four when she goes back on tour to Sweden in Denmark in October of 2016), several National Anthem performances for the Padres and others. Self-taught on guitar and drums, and has opened for Bruno Mars, Andy Grammer, Lisa Loeb, Paula Cole, Shawn Colvin, Meiko, Serena Ryder, Angel Taylor, Ryan Star, Joan Osborne, Sophie B. Hawkins, PEPPER, Bob Marley’s The Wailers, Keith Anderson, Chase Rice, Meiko, Serena Ryder, Ambrosia and more. Alyssa took a major step and moved from everything she knew from being born and raised in San Diego to Nashville, TN on January 10, 2012.
“Turning Points” EP was released in 2009 (basically taking songs from “The Soul,” re-recording them and added a couple new tracks). By this time Alyssa had already performed over 200 shows both acoustically and with a full band, toured, had multiple TV and Radio interviews and performances, tons of press and she began playing drums at live shows. Jacey released what she calls her “first real CD,” titled, “Here’s To Change,” in January of 2010. “It’s the first time I had sent it off for duplication, had it properly designed, packaged, got the bar code, the whole 9.” This was also the first time she had released a 10-song, full length album, which you can hear on Alyssa Jacey Radio (Pandora.com) where she played acoustic guitar on almost every song. This one features her hit single, “Fall Out of Love,” which has continued to get radio airplay since it’s release. Watch her professional music video on her Youtube channel.
Career highlights since moving to Nashville:
Produced and/or co-produced four new singles (‘I Want It to Rain’ out on iTunes 8/30/16!), three albums, written 150+ new songs, played 1,000+ live shows, performed and interviewed live on both tv and radio had meetings with record labels publishing companies, still all without a manager or any agents help. Plus three tours all over Europe! Phew!
She signed three non-exclusive licensing contracts with companies who are pitching Alyssa’s music for major motion pictures, TV sitcoms, commercials and video games, hosts TalentWatch TV as of summer of this year, and has been the co-host for Balcony TV Nashville for over a year. It’s only a matter of time before something major breaks for this artist.
‘Heart Breathe’ Nominated 2016’s Song Cut of the Year
Nominated “Best Live Country Performer” for Nashville Independent Music Awards. (2013)
Winner of “NBC San Diego’s ‘The Voice’” Competition (2011).
Winner of the “Belly Up Tavern’s Facebook Party” Competition (San Diego, 2011).
Winner of the “Your Song San Diego” Competition (2009), performed live at the “Best Of San Diego Party” and featured in San Diego Magazine.
Nominated “Best Female” for So Cal Music Live Acoustic Awards (Los Angeles, 2008).