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Within the last few years, Alyse Black has skyrocketed from singing on the streets of Pike Place Market to playing some of the most prestigious theaters in Austin and Seattle, performing on Seattle's NPR station, recording a commercial for Target, and touring the country playing over 150 clubs, theaters, festivals, television shows and radio stations per year.
Born in Seattle, Alyse first took the stage alone at 5 to sing and gleaned piano from her Ragtime father. She spent her teens touring internationally with Northwest Girl Choir, living abroad, and singing in community musicals. Convinced that her musical aspirations were "impractical," Alyse earned three degrees from the University of Washington in international studies, communications, and business.
In response to suicidal thoughts, Alyse left her business-consulting career a mere six months after she began it in order to sing for pocket change on the streets of Pike Place Market. A local pianist wandered by, stood captivated for a moment, and then asked Alyse to join his band, No Jive Five, for a show that very night.
Alyse released her debut solo LP, "Too Much & Too Lovely," that same year. She soon learned her songs, "Stood for Stand for" and "Wouldn't It Be Nice?," had won Billboard's Annual World Song Contest as well as the Independent Singer-Songwriter Awards.
After spending 2008 touring "Too Much & Too Lovely" and moving to Austin, Texas, Alyse released her sophomore album, "Hold Onto This," with producer Ryan Hadlock (Foo Fighters, Ra Ra Riot, The Strokes) in 2009. She toured the new album across the states, playing over 300 shows in 2009 and 2010, including numerous festivals, television shows, and radio shows. She ended 2010 with an interview on Seattle's NPR.
After having her daughter, Scarlett Olivia, in 2011, Black released an EP, "The Honesty EP," as well as a live album, "The Triple Door Sessions LIVE," at Austin's premier One World Theatre and Seattle's illustrious Triple Door. She also recorded a radio commercial for Target.
Currently, Alyse is working on three and a half albums, co-writing with amazing songwriters from around the world in preparation for her next solo album.www.alyseblack.com
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