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Nathan Jackson --- Alyssa Tess

Alyssa's Bio:

Alyssa Tess is a 20 year old singer songwriter from the Georgian Bay area. Alyssa fell in love with performing and songwriting at the young age of 7 after she performed in a local singing competition and came in 3rd in the junior division. Since then, she has continued to express herself through song. Her music is a collection of personal experiences and stories that cover a wide range of emotions and musical sound. Alyssa captivates audiences with her angelic voice, heartfelt songs and catchy melodies.

 

In the last year, Alyssa has been working hard to make her dreams come true. Alyssa has performed in several venues throughout Toronto, the GTA and the Barrie area. She has played at numerous restaurants, bars, local festivals, weddings and events. In December 2016, Alyssa had the opportunity to perform at a RAW Artists showcase at the Mod Club in Toronto. In the spring of 2017, Alyssa started working with producer Neil Whitford to create her first professionally produced EP "Twenty/Twenty". With its release on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at a CD release party in Midhurst, Ontario, "Twenty/Twenty" has already received lots of press and buzz. A second release party for her Toronto support is happening at The Cavern on Sat. November 4, 2017. 

 

Opening Act - Nathan's Bio: 

Nathan Jackson has had an exciting few years which has brought him to Toronto to study music.  He is realizing his dreams and is enrolled at Humber College in the Bachelor of Music, Vocal Major, where he is studying Jazz Repertoire. In 2015, Nathan's single "Feels so Right" caught the attention of an LA Record Producer.  He is now signed with LA based multi-award winning Grammy nominated Record Producer/Songwriter Greg Wells. He is thrilled to be creating new music and taking his songwriting and singing to an exciting new level.

Nathan was born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario where he began playing guitar and singing at age seven.  His songwriting came along at age 14 and was driven by his struggles with bullying, which is reflected in his earlier original songs.  Nathan appeared on YTV's The Next Star Supergroup as a Top 20 contestant from across Canada. He was also a feature lead in Shawn Mendes' music video "Something Big". Nathan's acting also landed him a National tv commercial for Rogers NHL. Nathan has been performing for many years locally and in Toronto.  He's a well-known young musician (Wire Awards Rising Star 2015) and performs at many venues, charities, fundraisers, exhibitions and sings the National Anthem at OHL hockey games. It's very important to Nathan that he uses his music to connect to the community and make a difference.