In a day and age where true artistry is rarely demonstrated and even less likely to be celebrated, Philadelphia based singer/songwriter Alaina Nelson claws her way to center stage...ready, willing and fully capable of defying the odds. A self-proclaimed 'artsy artist,' her sugary, story-telling soprano grabs you by the hand and beelines straight to the left. Perhaps a sub-conscious, yet brazen attempt to distract you from her ambiguous appearance...or just maybe, a mere glimpse into the gray area that is her world.
The daughter of a local icon, singer/musician Dave "Sonny" Nelson, Alaina was often the only child present at his band rehearsals. Tucked away in a corner, her eyes open wide with fascination;
At the tender age of five, she began cultivating her musical roots via training in piano and musical theater, and it quickly became apparent that she had been blessed with a beautiful gift...a powerful, luminous, and undeniable voice. Alaina's focus shifted toward industry icons like Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Teena Marie, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey; with whom she was strongly impressed by their vocal delivery, writing and performances. Relentless in her pursuit, Alaina studied these artists all the while honing her skills by performing as much as possible up and down the east coast in weddings, talent showcases, corporate events, and festivals. Although her sound was often compared to Teena Marie vocally, Alaina's original music began to exhibit a heavy hip-hop/soul influence, a result of being captivated by artists like Mary J. Blige, Busta Ryhmes and A Tribe Called Quest.
Alaina has spent the last few years signed to several independent labels, none of which produced a final product. Finally, Alaina decided to take fate into her own hands and test the waters as a true independent...writing, recording and releasing her album, entirely on her own. April 8, 2014 marked the release of her first commericial single, entitled "Frisky Tipsy." This was the third single released from her album (Behind "If Time Were On Our Side" & "Still In Love") but it was the first collaboration with her current producer/co-
In love with the process, Alaina is currently writing & recording the follow up to her debut album, which she plans to release as an LP before the years end. She's the lead female singer for The John King Dance Band, a part of Philly's premiere talent agency, EBE, as well as Expressions Models. Having also returned to her acting roots, Alaina is currently filming a television show (Rollo Robertson Productions)
Never one to quit or be silenced, Alaina continues to grow as a singer, songwriter and actress. More comfortable in her own skin than ever, all the world is her stage ... she plans on using every square inch of it.
The Jimmy Star Show is pleased to showcase the expertise and talent of Alaina Nelson and all anticipate a fun and informative time talking with her about her career and the entertainment industries at large.. Join King of Cool Jimmy Star, Cool Man about Town Ron Russell, and Hollywood Vixen Deidra Sarego as they have a playful and sometimes wild time with the talented featured guest!
To hear Alaina Nelson live on The Jimmy Star Show tune in to W4CY Radio on Wednesday July 16th, 2014 from 3-5 pm ET and 12-2 pm PT online at www.w4cy.com from anywhere in the world.
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