Independent songwriter/singer Alisa Boniello is set to release LOVESTRUCK, her debut four-song EP on May 15, 2012. On the heels of the release, she’ll also make her premiere live headlining performance at the popular Drom nightclub (85 Avenue A, East Village) in New York, on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at
LOVESTRUCK will be available via CD.Baby.com and its’ distribution partners digitally for $2.99. Boniello initially released the title track video, “Lovestruck,” at the top of the year, followed by the single on Valentine’s Day. She also filmed a live performance LOVESTRUCK VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL on Valentine’s Day online via sites like Cool Grrrls, PopYouLarity and Bella Online. The special featured three songs from her EP, taped with a live audience at Montana Studios in New York. She recorded her EP in the Fall of 2011.
Boniello collaborated with Grammy Award winning songwriter/producer Barry Eastmond (Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Anita Baker) on co-writing all four songs, “Lovestruck,” a retro-soul/pop ditty, “(When Will) Love Feel Real,” a love saga, the whimsical ballad, “Why,” and the pulsating and edgy “That Kind Of Girl,” co-written and co-produced by Wendell Hanes, (Mya, Cheri Dennis) and Dan Kramer. Eastmond also produced all the tracks except for, “That Kind Of Girl,” which he co-produced with Hanes and Kramer.
“I’m just discovering who I am as an artist,” admitted Boniello, “but I’m hoping that once people hear these songs, they’ll feel the joy I felt in writing and recording them.”
Boniello is a native New Yorker, who earned a BA degree in Classical Voice from Hunter College (May 2011). She’s been playing the piano since age 5, and over the past several years started cutting her teeth as live performer at open mic nights around the city, such as the Waltz Astoria in Queens, the Sidewalk Café, Desmond’s Tavern, and 169 Bar in Manhattan.
Her debut performance at Drom will feature Boniello fronting a four-piece band. To purchase tickets online or reserve tables, go to www.dromnyc.com.
Official website: www.alisaboniello.com