Alyshen’s first musical experience was performing in the church choir at the age of nine. Within two years, he was invited into a music studio and introduced to a producer. He explains, “For the first time I experienced a professional atmosphere and expert musicians. Immediately, I felt the connection and began developing my musical passion.” He began his early teen years as the lead vocalist of a successful boy band trio.
After leaving the band, at the age of only fifteen, he composed a song entitled “I’ll Go Now” which received heavy radio rotation. Although Alyshen’s musical success started early, Alyshen looks at it differently. He explains, “I like to think that I survived this phase – luckily - in order to evolve more deeply as a musician.” Indeed, soon he would forge his own path and develop as an adult artist. Leaving his hometown at the age of eighteen, Alyshen enrolled at the prestigious Saint Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts in Russia. After attending the University, he spent time traveling across the world performing professionally.
While doing so, he morphed from a young choir boy into an incredibly unique and talented performing artist. Alyshen benefited from numerous opportunities to perform in music festivals and contests from Los Angeles to Moscow. In addition to worldwide performances, Alyshen has had the opportunity to participate in two major television shows - one of which was a talent search show - the other an international reality show. His musical influences are drawn from his lifelong interest in a broad range of styles. “I have never boxed myself into listening to one type of music,” says Alyshen.
Since childhood, he has enjoyed the works of artists from pop, electronic, jazz and even music from the 1950s and 60s. Along with this exposure to many artists and genres, Alyshen’s style and understanding of how to express his thoughts through his songs has evolved. He composes his own lyrics and melodies while basing his material on real-life experiences. “Whatever genre I am working in, I aim for a sound that has a sensual, strong and is laden with emotional affect,” he explains.
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