Article and photo in the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel -
Chick Singer Night set for Caroline's
Article and photo in the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel
Alaria opens for Paula Cole at the 20th Anniversary of Chick Singer Night in Los Angeles.
Alaria invited to open Jam 4 Sam benefit at The Rave, Sunday, May 4th.
Alaria hosts show on Time Warner Cable which will air throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois in May. She's hosting "Dot Dot Dot" from "The Next Great American Band."
Alaria is honored to receive a nomination for 2008 WAMI Folk/Acoustic Act of the Year. WAMI awards show at Turner Hall in Milwaukee, April 22nd.
Article and photo in The Shepherd Express
Click here: Chick Singer Night
Interview/article in MKE magazine
Cable. TV appearance hosting a show featuring the band "Catfight".
This is the band that Gina Glocksen (American Idol) was in. Will air multiple
times in WI and IL.
April 13th 2007:
TV appearance on WTMJ/NBC/Channel 4 Milwaukee. The show is
called "Morning Blend". I'll be on performing and talking about
Chick Singer Night and my new CD.
Alaria receives 2 WAMI
(Wisconsin Area Music Industry) nominations: 2007 Female Vocalist of the
Year and 2007 Folk/Acoustic Artist of the Year.
TV appearance on Time Warner Cable WI and IL: Best of CSN
Summerfest airing multiple times all over WI and IL during Feb, March and
TV appearance on WCTV/Channel 14. Interviewed about Chick
Singer Night and performed several songs. Joined by Kostia, Carmen Nickerson
and Susan Julian. 30 min. show aired 16x during January.
"Unfinished Business" is a finalist in VH1-Song of the Year contest!
Alaria receives endorsement deal from Luna Guitars. "These are the most beautiful guitars I have ever seen and they are designed especially for women." Check it out: www.lunaguitars.com/feature_alariataylor.php
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Summerfest photo gallery.
Alaria's pic next to Paul Simon!
Summerfest gig: World's Biggest Music Festival!
Chick Singer Night and
Alaria named voting member of
The Recording Academy
(Wisconsin Area Music Industry) Folk/Acoustic Act of the Year
Alaria interviewed in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Rock 'n' role - Rock chicks have a tough time finding their place in
an industry that cranks out pop tarts
Oct. 22nd 2005:
Alaria is the featured artist on
"Love To Sing".
Featured artists are selected by a panel of 26 different
singers/music industry folks.
Alaria's song "Clinging Like a Leaf" chosen to be on
2005 GoGirlsMusicFest CD which was distributed nationally as
part of the 14 city music festival. Alaria was the host of GGMF in
Milwaukee and a featured artist.
Alaria's CD placed 4th in the national
Kweevak Music Projects of the Year!
mkeonline.com - Female artists band together on 1 stage at Bastille
Inteview in "M Magazine"
Alaria Taylor LIVE on WMSE! Listen to the May 1st interview...
Alaria receives 2 WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) nominations!
WAMI CD/Recording of the Year: Unfinished Business
WAMI Song of the Year: Patiently
JS Online: WAMI announces 2005 award nominees
Alaria Taylor named director of Chick Singer Night/Milwaukee –
national female singer songwriter showcase. (Visit
Chicksingernight.com to learn more.)
“Alaria Taylor named Director/Wins Billboard World Song Awards”
“Alaria Taylor Sweeps SOWI Awards”
Comments From Fans:
Girl! – You are looking and
sounding FABULOUS!!!!!!!!! What a hot site! I love you! Alaria
Hysteria is Coming to a Town Near You! Yours for a song,
Alaria! Wow! This CD is amazing –
I love Clinging Like a Leaf, Waiting, Immunity, Patiently, One Hour
A Day and Unfinished Business. I love Willy Porter on that last
song. Your voice sounds killer! My god you’ve got some pipes! You
should get these songs on the radio – I’m not kidding. Best of Luck.
I will be making everyone I know buy one of these CD’s!
Hi Alaria, I love your web site,
it is a great site. It matches your great music. Tony
My favorite songs are: One Hour A
Day, Waiting For You, & Unfinished Business. The guitars &
instrumentals on See Your Face & Drowning are really awesome. Robin
Pluer & Keith Pulvermacher add unbelievable backup vocals & guitar
work on many of the songs. I like those handclaps on One Hour A Day
too. Great job! J.T.F.
…website look great, liked the
sound bites, you sound a bit like Chrissy Hines (pretenders) and
Hey Alaria – I was a fan of yours
way back at the coffeehouse. Can’t believe I found you again! Best
of luck to you with your new CD and all things in the future. I hope
to see you playing out and about – I always loved your songs, your
show, your voice and missed you the past few years. Congratulations!
Annie P.S. Great website!
Alaria…congratulations on making
your dream come true! I love the CD, especially Clinging Like a
Leaf, Rachael, Patiently and Unfinished Business. Carlie
Congratulations, and keep your
fingers crossed for the WAMI’s and who knows what else next year.
Alaria – the awards are very
impressive. I had no idea you were such a good writer, although with
your vocabulary I’m not surprised. Love the drive-thru song – made
me laugh out loud. Although Clinging Like A Leaf is the one that
will make you millions. Keep up the good work! JDS
I am really enjoying the new
Alaria Taylor CD. The songs are beautiful, interesting and very
unique…much like she is. I keep the CD in my car so I can listen to
it often. Love all the songs, but my favorites are Clinging Like a
Leaf, Patiently, Rachael, Waiting For You. Great arrangements, too.
“Alaria Taylor is perhaps the most decorated musician that you have never heard of. ‘Bread or Water…one of the strongest EP’s of 2007. Taylor’s vocals achieve a Stevie Nicks-like quality. ‘Bread or Water’ is the song that should be present on any rock station’s rotation.“
Neufutur Magazine August 2007
"Immediately upon popping in the sophomore album of this Wisconsin native, one thing is obvious: she was incredibly influenced by Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks. While I think Taylor's voice is more powerful, I can hear a bit of Stevie in there... The only disappointment is that there are only five tracks. I want more of this rising star!"
David McKinney/Music-Reviewer.com-December 2007
"Grab your favorite blanket and a cup of coffee. Alaria Taylor’s recent release, Bread or Water, will keep you warm during those winter nights with her sultry voice and down-to-earth approach."
Innocent Words Magazine/December, 2007
"Make no mistake, however, the songs are propelled and compelled by Ms. Taylor's evocative voice and songwriting skill which, lyrically, tend to show and not tell....Her songs show mature insight into the human condition and express these insights with flair and musicality."
Mark Kirby/MusicDish Industry e-Journal- October 2007
“...phenomenal collection of songs and a display of sheer talent. Alaria Taylor has a
beautifully modulated, yet powerful voice, a blend of Gloria Estefan and
Jennifer Rush. ‘Clinging Like A
Leaf’… finds its way insidiously into the section of your brain that makes you
hum snatches of the tune through your daily routine.”
Rambles: a cultural arts magazine - March
"Alaria Taylor's latest CD of twelve original songs is certainly worth the national recognition and
praise that it has been receiving. Alaria's voice is rich and full
of passion as she sings lyrics that are personal, poetic and
Here And There Ezine ::: Music Reviews
Alaria Taylor sings like an
angel….say it like you mean it vocals….Her magnetic appeal lies in
her delivery, every fiber of her soul comes through with each
syllable she vocalizes….fantastic set of pipes…she sure makes it all
appealing with that voice of hers!
Keith “Muzikman” Hannaleck/Evolving Artist
Alaria Taylor is a gifted and
talented singer/songwriter. She has written a beautiful, fun, quirky
and touching collection of songs...put simply, Alaria Taylor is a
great songwriter! Fans of singer/songwriters definitely need a copy
of this record! You owe it to yourself to get a copy of Unfinished
Business as quickly as you can!
Alaria possesses a beautiful vocal
style reminiscent of Gloria Estefan and Vanessa Williams combined!
Alaria’s vocals are rich and
passionate….Unfinished Business is a major accomplishment for this
amazing artist…. Her lyrics are personal, poetic and inspiring….Alaria
Taylor’s debut release is finished and it’s a job well done!
Laura Turner Lynch/Kweevak.com
…irresistible clapalong opener
“One Hour A Day”….hopefully these type of accolades will continue in
bigger and better ways as Taylor becomes a popular indie artist in
the years to come….Taylor’s going to appeal to many listeners
struggling to find voice for their own pain and survival.
While listening to songs for their
contest(SOWI) I came across your song “Patiently”. Very good song;
well written; well composed melody; focused lyric; shows a lot of
talent. Also, really like your voice. I’m interested in knowing a
more about your current music career and plans for the future.
Neil Diercks/Berklee College Board of Trustees, Manager A&R
The word that comes to mind when
listening to Alaria Taylor's latest release, Unfinished Business, is
"classic"...... Her vocals are mature and timeless with hints of
Heart, Stevie Nicks and Belinda Carlisle....
KS Singer Magazine ~ issue #31 February 2005
The Voice of the Independent Musician & Songwriter
Your talent is obvious. Stay the
course. P.S. Not a judging criteria, but the vocal was superb.
Judge for Billboard World Songwriting Contest 2004
Slick & concise theme, groove.
Well constructed. Lyric a good fit. Great job!!
Judge for Billboard World Songwriting Contest 2004
Thanks so much for your CD. You certainly know your craft. Wishing
you all the best.
CD worth taking along on an autumn road trip, December 24, 2006
CD "Unfinished Business",
Alaria Taylor presents us with a series of mostly hopeful, wise
and serious songs supported by a very solid backing band. Her
message (though a bit religious in nature) is not overbearingly preachy and her
melodies are strong enough to keep the listener returning for
repeated auditory servings.
There is a conceptual
flow here that seems rather well thought out. For instance, Alaria's progressive
rock song "Immunity" really
stirs up the juices, quickly fades out and then we are treated
to the pretty piano / vocal song "Clinging Like A Leaf". Somehow
the pacing and transition works. This is accomplished no doubt
by the producer. He is Joe Puerta the great bassist and co-writer for the
late 1970's group "Ambrosia".
His familiarity with all types of musical genres (does anyone remember
the masterful rock rhapsody "Dance With Me George") is just what
was needed for Alaria's varied song stylings. It is also no surprise
then that the arrangements are tasty - never overly cluttered and the musicianship
and sound quality is polished. Puerta keeps the whole canon of
songs locked into the adult contemporary mode but never allows
for predictability. Thus, we are treated to the rock edged Chrissy Hind
influence in "It
the cool Sade type flavoring found in "See Your Face", the concise
slide guitaring, bluesy outing ala Bonnie Raitt entitled "Lose My Mind",
the sophisticated major/minor ballad "Rachael" and the world /
folk sounding closing track "Unfinished Business". There is also
a hint of Karen Carpenter in Alaria's delivery which is very appealing.
It's a soothing, warm quality not often heard in today's overly
compressed, distorted over the top female vocals.
Though not breaking
any new musical ground in the female / singer song writer world,
this is nonetheless a solid CD worth taking along on an autumn road trip
when you're by yourself. Nicely done.
Reviewer: John Tabacco (Centerport, NY United States)
Outstanding CD, Outstanding Talent!, December 23, 2005
I am a big fan of the modern female folk-pop singer and she is
really one of the best. Here's why I love her CD ... 1. Her voice is
rich, warm, and heavenly! 2. The songs are all originals she wrote.
The changes are wonderful, not your typical 1, 4, 5 chord
progression. 3. Her lyric's are heartfelt and she expresses them
beautifully. They are at times funny, sad, desperate, passionate,
joyful, etc. 4. The are quite a variety of styles on this CD which
Alaria and her band/guest artists handle beautifully. Not only is it
interesting to hear such variety on one CD, but you also realize you
are not only listening to a talented singer, but a real musician as
well! I highly recommend this CD!
Reviewer: KMH (USA)
Earthy & quirky, December 14, 2005
Sure, the earthy vocals and "new" folky sound are great. But the
magic lies in the heartfelt and quirky lyrics. Just when you think
you might know where a song is going, it takes another turn; and
songs end up like the singer's hair--flowing with endless curls and
curves cascading down into a glorious full-bodied 'do. Gee, your CD
Reviewer: Joel Kopischke (Milwaukee WI)
CD You Must Hear, December 14, 2005
Take the opportunity to listen to this album. This is a great CD!
The first time I heard Alaria was in Milwaukee a few months ago and
her music has been on my mind ever since. The music is fun, moving,
wonderful, great, and something you'll always remember.
Reviewer: Nadine (Texas)
Velvet Voice; Throughtful Lyrics; Emotional Delivery, December
Alaria Taylor is a gifted songwriter and entertainer, with subtle
shades of Gloria Estefan... My personal favorite is "Patiently,"
where she weaves a bit of Gershwin ("Someone to watch over me") into
her beautiful song. When you hear her sing the words "Waiting
patiently," you can feel the yearning, but you just know something
good is around the corner. Alaria is a wonderful performer and her
work deserves a national stage... - Jim Bohn
Reviewer: James G. Bohn "Doctor Bones" (Grafton WI)