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Alyssa Jacey: International Singer/Songwriter, Guitarist, Drummer and Mentor! A DIY specialist!
From Superbowl to super GOALS, ex-professional dancer turned professional singer Alyssa Jacey won't settle for the standard "top three new years resolutions." No. She has 35 goals she wants to achieve this year and if anyone can do it, it's her.
By: C Farr Music
She's beginning her 9th year in the business this year (2014) and after moving to Nashville 2 years ago, playing over 350 national shows (one International)
It was September of 2013 when Alyssa started, "Alyssa Jacey's Musician Mentoring Program," which began with 0 clients. "I fell into it by accident," she said, "and I wasn't prepared enough when I dropped the news on everyone about what I had randomly decided to do. I'm little miss prepared about everything, but this just came on a whim and I went with it." She laughs, "Kind of like my entire career." With little promotion outside of social media (namely Facebook) and word of mouth, Alyssa has since had anywhere from two to six, full and part-time clients in any given month, and the list continues to grow.
"A year from now, somebody might ask why 2014 was such a packed year for me musically, and I'll be able to trace it back to these mentoring sessions with Alyssa Jacey. Had another great meeting tonight, and I honestly think if I met her 5 years ago, I'd be Bruno Mars right now." ~February 2014 client, Evan McKee.
"I always give you 100% credit for where I am right now. It seriously just took sitting down and talking with you, hearing your story, and hearing someone say they believed in me for me to get my crap together! I'm very close to being a full time musician which is a dream come true and I know it's only the beginning! You've been a huge inspiration and I can never thank you enough for sharing what you have with others!!" ~January 2014 client, Natalie Thompson.
"So I finished up my hours the other day with the fabulous Alyssa Jacey , and I am sad they are over already! We covered so much in our 8 hours even got some stuff done in the studio! I keep looking at my list of goals (one of which we already reached!) and I CAN NOT WAIT for 2014! Alyssa taught me so much already I feel like I have the tools and guidance to start my pursuit of this music career. Not only is she knowledgeable and a seasoned performer but she truly cares about the people she's working with and wants to see them succeed which is SO refreshing in this industry! I definitely recommend her program to anyone looking to get their foot in the industry or even if you just need to tie up some loose ends she can help you out!" ~ December 2013 client, Kayla Hawkins.
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"So if you're a musician and you are looking for a person to help you get your career off to a good start, I highly recommend Alyssa Jacey's Mentoring program. She has helped me with getting my music online and with setting up social media accounts, and she offers great advice on things like: how to talk to record labels, how to get gigs, and how to build your fan base. She is professional and hardworking, always has a smile on her face, and you can tell she genuinely cares abut helping you as an artist to achieve success. I have only been in Nashville three months, but Alyssa has helped me get three gigs, get on reverbnation.com, and she has taught me how to market myself. I am signing up for a second month of mentoring with her because of all the gains I have already seen just by working with her for one month. I highly recommend everyone try her program!:)" ~Oct/Nov/Dec client, Melissa Jay.
Alyssa has a list of over 30 things she focuses on teaching her clients that they can choose from, however the top favorites seem to be showing them the CORRECT ways to do most of them. She explains, "There are many artists that are doing what they need to be doing, just not properly or nearly enough. I don't TELL my clients what to do, I TEACH them HOW to do things the RIGHT way, so they can end up doing it on their own with out my or anyone else's help. That's a mentor, it's like a career coach. Not a manager. Two very different things."
Alyssa began singing to appease her co-workers as a joke back in 2004. They forced her to sing karaoke which backfired on Jacey because she expected it to be a one time deal. Too many people would continually ask her where to buy her CD's or see her shows, and at the time, she was a professional hip hop dancer/choreographer, so she had no idea what to do with this information...Except use it one year later.
2005 turned into recording, co-producing and self-releasing two albums, her debut "The Alyssa Jacey EP," and "Closed Eyes... ...Open Heart" LP. Submissions of those lead to paid gigs at the local fair, TV and radio interviews and performances. One year later she's playing with a full band opening for Ernie Halter and celebrating her 100th show, self-taught on guitar for only 11 months at that time. More recordings, competitions, touring, shows, folks this woman was on FIRE, non-stop. She had a mission and accomplished what ever she set her mind to. She was actually the only Indie artist in 2009 and 2010 to have opened for Bruno Mars twice.
She now resides in her home in Nashville, taking a little bit of a break from the live performance scene to really strongly focus on her 35 new years resolutions. "I played over 350 shows in the last two years, hosted up to four nights of live music a week where I was fielding thousands of emails, booked over 3,000 artists, roughly 500 physical hours were spent in-venue hosting and running sound and I spent 1,300+ hours promoting those nights. It all kind of hit me at once as last year was coming to an end and slowly one by one, I started giving up my paid gigs either hosting or performing until I was down to 0 hosting/booking live music, and performing now just 4-6 times a month both locally/nationally. I want to spend all my time mentoring. It's where my path has lead me. I LOVE what I do and I am SO blessed!"
Learn more about Alyssa's FREE first hour session, and how to reap the benefits from becoming a full-time client! Email her NOW at AlyssaJaceyMusic@
Find her on Facebook and other social media sites! Hear her music on Spotify, Pandora and iTunes! AJ's #1 goal this year is to get her music on TV and film. "Drowning Me" needs to be the first song picked up, followed by "Gush." Both are on iTunes, along with all her other releases. Help her reach her goal by sharing those songs with eveyrone you know!
C Farr Music