Noteworthy Expo AlumniAlissa Moreno
Very very special congratulations to Alissa Moreno who has been rewarded for her talent and hard work with a Universal Music Group deal on the heels of her huge Rascal Flatts hit, "Every Day."
Editors Note: Alissa Moreno is an "old hand" around the Expo, having performed at the event seven of our ten years! As you will see on this page, Alissa has been a busy gal...not to mention her song "Every Day" was recorded by super-platinum pop stars Rascal Flatts and released on Still Feels Good. Congratulations Alissa on your many successes!
Alissa Moreno, whose music has been featured on MTV hit shows including, "Laguna Beach" and "The Hills," is an acclaimed singer/songwriter. In addition to co-writing and singing the theme of the ABC show "Hope & Faith" (second season), her songs have appeared in films such as Quentin Tarantino's "Daltry Calhoun" (Miramax), "Undiscovered" (Lions Gate Films), and the Slamdance Feature Film "Mall Cop." You may have also heard her music on television shows including "Wonderfalls" (Fox), "The Drive" (CMT), "How I Met Your Mother (CBS), and a variety of other projects.
Alissa has collaborated with noteworthy music industry veterans including songwriter/producer Jamie Houston (Kid Rock, Macy Gray, Santana, Bo Bice) composer John Swihart ("Napoleon Dynamite"), Jeffrey Steele (Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill), Ben Margulies (Mariah Carey), David Baerwald (Sheryl Crow), and Tony Scalzo of Fastball.
Born on a Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico to parents who are teachers, Alissa was raised in Albuquerque, later to live in Santa Fe. After college, she went on a vacation to Kona, Hawaii, and decided to stay for more than a year. It was here that she had the opportunity to spend time with her grandfather, Bob Moreno, who had toured and written with Mel Torme and Matt Dennis. As the top pick for the Benny Goodman show as drummer, Bob could not read tablature and lost the gig. He encouraged Alissa to study music profusely, leading her to be an extraordinary musician as well as singer.
Alissa is a renown piano and vocal talent, having worked on the set of "Truth, Justice and the American Way" (Focus Features 2006) as vocal coach to Ben Affleck. She also is an actress, appearing in commercials, indie films, and creating and starring in Los Angeles Independent Film Festival short film "Superchicks." She currently lives in Los Angeles, and performs regularly at some of LA's hottest clubs: House of Blues, Knitting Factory, The Viper Room, and The Hotel Cafe.