About Alison

From belting out TV show theme songs on family road trips to recording her first single, Alison has always been obsessed with music. She began studying the clarinet at age 8, played in the marching band, and gained solo and chorus positions in various high school musicals. For a classmates' Senior Project, Alison was hand picked to sing harmonies on an album of cover tunes they recorded and pressed onto vinyl.

While still in high school, Alison successfully auditioned for a rock 'n roll cover band who played in clubs, bars and dives all over the greater Boston and Providence area. Then she entered and won a talent show contest at the Red Barn in Westboro. This led to another rock group who took her into the studio to finish recording a Nautilus New England ad jingle that ran on two Top 40 radio stations in the Boston market.

Alison then put herself through college, earning a B.A. in Music, cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts/Lowell. She switched from clarinet to oboe, was classically trained, and fell in love with jazz and theory.

In the early 90's, she entered one of her compositions into the Billboard World Song Contest. Her song "Old Pictures" was awarded an Honorable Mention, which placed it in the top 10% of all entries. Alison's first published review appeared in Northeast Performer magazine, which caught the eye of Boston cable TV's The Local Music Showcase, who quickly put two of her songs in rotation.

Continuing to sing, write and record, Alison is currently at work in the studio.

Stay tuned!