I write and perform my own music, as well as arrange and perform music written by others. I can sing classical, opera, some pop, folk, and celtic music. Most of what I write sounds like orchestrated celtic music or film-score (movie music). But I can write for other genres, though I have not taken on writing a full opera yet. I am also an actor (you can't really perform opera without acting) and a plus size fashion model.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 5 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
Overall: A Client should expect prompt, if not early, arrival to the event. The performance will be as requested, if I am able to perform the piece or act, or wear the clothes I am asked to model. An audience member should expect to see a good performance, whether singing or acting is involved. It will most likely be emotionally engaging, as I try to use the emotions in the piece/act to help perform the work.
I am willing to act or sing or model with other people, but I do not have others as part of my group. The client would need to hire others if desired. I learn swiftly, but the earlier I can be given the material to perform, the better.
I am a plus size fashion model, which means I can wear size 12 or 14 clothes, depending on cut.
I am a contralto or mezzo soprano, depending on who you ask to classify me. Therefore, really high range arias are not something I perform. Please keep that in mind when requesting classical music.
If the client requests that I arrange an existing song for their use, it will comprise of a pdf or sibelius file for the notation (and a Logic Pro file for the sound if desired). I will arrange for the requested instruments.
My name is Allison Kay, and I have a B.A. in Liberal Arts: Music, and a Master's of Music in Music Theory. My primary talent and skill is in writing new music and making arrangements of existing music. An example of an arrangement is most of the pop songs performed on glee; they are not originally written for large groups, but they are performed that way many times. If hired to create an arrangement, the spirit and melody of the original will be maintained if at all possible. In fact, unless otherwise requested, it will be as close in sound to the original as it is possible to be, all while keeping within the limits of the new instrumentation. Remember, be as specific as possible when requesting an arrangement so I will know what kind of material to include.
As far as performances go, I am willing to perform my arrangements at events, if I can. For example, I am a woman, and therefore don't have the vocal range necessary to perform any bass or baritone vocal music. I am also willing to learn pieces I don't already know to perform them at events. I would obviously need time to learn these songs, but I am willing to learn. This would be really useful for weddings and themed parties.
I do have classical vocal training, and can sing opera and classical music. However, I can also perform musical theatre, celtic-sounding music, and some pop. My vocal range is contralto/mezzo soprano, depending on who you ask to make the classification. This means that there are some works for tenors that I can sing.
I am currently a solo artist. This means I have no band and no instrumentalists. This also means that if a client wants live performance of any accompaniment or any instrumental works, he/she will need to hire the players necessary. I will sing with a recording, but I will so sing with other singers and instrumentalists, and bands, if any of those were also hired.
I am an actress. If you give me a script, I can learn it. I can also read tele-prompters well and I can "improv" well. I do have some limits as to types of scenes I will not do; if you send me one of these scenes I will probably turn you down.
I am a plus size fashion model. This means my hips measure somewhere between 40-48 inches, and I wear American sizes 12-14, depending on cut and fit of clothing. I will not model underwear.
Additional Booking Notes
Performances: Unforeseen circumstances (such as car wrecks, emergency surgery, illness, etc.) will result in a cancelation and refund. I will provide my own water and food, unless I am told otherwise. I will also provide my own transportation to and from the event.
Musical Arrangements: Due to copyright laws, I will accept payment for the time needed to create the arrangement, and any live performances I give. What the client does with the arrangement is his/her business, and I will not be held responsible for breaking of copyright law after I hand over the arrangement for the client's use.
Io Morro, Suonata de l'ora by Donizetti
My Album, called Silent Fire
The Black Swan, by Mennoti
No Light, No Light, by Florence and the Machine
I'm not that girl, from Wicked
Influences & Inspiration
Florence and the Machine, Heather Dale, Beethoven, Early Chant Music, Howard Shore, John Williams, Lindsey Stirling, Aaron Copeland,
All Items requested have to actually function
Microphone, for singing with recorded accompaniment
CD player or other device than can play recorded accompaniment
A piano: for live accompaniment only
An accompanist: For live accompaniment only
Cables necessary for Microphone and Recording player
For requested song performance: Title, Composer, and favorite version (if necessary)
For arrangements: Title of song, and either the writer or artist. Examples: Part of Me (Title) by Katie Perry (artist) or Erlkonig (Title) by Schubert (composer)
For arrangements: List of instruments to be included in arrangement, and should piano accompaniment be written into the arrangement?
For new compositions: genre, length (either measures or minutes). and an example you want it modeled after.
Two weeks before deadline (or more) for new compositions
One week (or more) before required deadline for arrangements
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