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Alayna


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Country-flavoured pop

Status:

Most recent release, The Wrong Side (EP, 2015)

See also:

Alayna's site

Comparisons:

Songs like other mainstream country/pop artists, vocals like early Sarah McLachlan

Covers/own material:

Own and co-written

General comments:

Alayna's vocals are highly reminiscent of early Sarah McLachlan. Her songs are well-crafted very mainstream pop—the tunes are constructed very conventionally, both lyrically and musically, and Alayna's vocals are strong. She's bent on mainstream success, and certainly stands a good chance of getting there. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Recommended first album:

Top of a Dream is the only one we'ver heard

Recordings:


Top of a Dream (2012)

Release info:

2012

Availability:

See Alayna's site

Ecto priority:

Recommendeded for fans of mainstream country pop

Group members:

Alayna Carroll—vocals, backing vocals

Guest artists:

JT Corenflas—electric guitar (1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
Bobby Terry—acoustic guitar (1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
Gary Lunn—bass (1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
Wayne Killius—drums (1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
Gary Prim—keyboards (1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
Wanda Vick—acoustic guitar, dobro, violin (5); banjo (2, 4); fiddle (4, 6); mandolin (3, 5); violin (1)

Produced by:

Bill Warner

Comments:

A debut EP that shows exactly how well Alayna manages mainstream country pop material. She has a powerful and gorgeous voice and uses it expressively and well in these very conventional songs. She can manage the range of ballads and more rocking songs. It's a strong debut, especially for fans of the genre, but I'd love to hear what she could do with material a little more off the so very well-trodden path she's currently following. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)


Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.

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