Los Angeles, CA, US
Combine pure vocals and disarming lyrics, add a dash of irresistible melodies, then stir in some Jersey-style girl-next-door sensibility and you'll get ALFA: a musical concoction that's been compared to "a clear blue sky and a candid soul" (Indie Music Reviewer). A fun, interactive live show features Alfa's singular vocal style and a revolving door of instruments - from guitar, to piano, to ukulele, to kazoo.
In 2013, Alfa's album "World Go Blue" entered the CMJ Top 200 National Charts and the College Radio Charts Top 100. Alfa's music can also be heard on E!'s "Keeping Up With the Kardashians", MTV's "Friendzone", and the forthcoming indie film, "Old Fashioned" (Skoche Films).
Music Connection Magazine, which ranked Alfa in its Top 25 Artists in 2012, raves, “fans of Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles will savor this artist.” In September 2013, Alfa toured her native Philippines, playing 7 shows in 6 days, including headlining at SM Mall of Asia with Ukulele Philippines, being featured with the Philippines Department of Tourism at Manila’s SMX Convention Center, and an on-air performance on Magic 89.9's nationwide radio show, Boys Night Out.
Alfa's catchy songs touch on everything, from everlasting numbers ("The Pi Song, 3.14159265358...") to a tragic love story told in multiple acts ("Love as Tragedy: A Play in 3 Acts").
Born in the Philippines to a family of musicians, Alfa got an early start in piano and violin, playing nationally with the Children's Orchestra Society of New York. Alfa's music has received honorable mention from the New York Songwriters Circle and won Grand Prize at Kollaboration Acoustic 2009, a competition highlighting Asian-American talent.
After graduating from NYU and working as a reporter, Alfa took up music fully, traveling across the U.S. to play at college campuses and venues, while garnering praise along the way.
"Alfa captivated Wake Forest's student body ... She was the best acoustic artist we've had yet!" - WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY
"A college alumna who plays the guitar, piano, violin, ukulele and sings like a bird’s song — it’s safe to say this is what constitutes being well-rounded...perfect for fans of acoustic artists like Sara Bareilles and Feist." - UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE
"She commands the stage in a way that invites you to listen to her words and let it move you." - Paul Kim, founder, KOLLABORATION
"There is something so appealing about her voice... something that makes you want to see what else she has to say." - INDIE MUSIC REVIEWER
"Alfa has the kind of voice that makes you want to hear her sing everything, including phone conversations and orders for French fries." - INCOGNITO MAGAZINE