Alyse Young is a 16 year old singer/songwriter based in Lafayette, Louisiana. Alyse started playing guitar at the age of 7, began writing songs at the age of 11, and picked up the ukulele soon after. Early on, she performed in talent shows, school events, and around her community. Her first paid performances started in the Summer of 2014 at restaurants and festivals.
Alyse released her debut album Unrequited Love at the age of 14, released her acoustic EP Unfamiliar at the age of 15, and is currently working on her third album of original music. She won the 2014 Songwriter Competition at Artmosphere Bistro in Lafayette, and the 2015 Lafayette High School talent show. She was a semi-finalist in the 2015 International Songwriting Competition for her song "As a Friend", and she performed at three different venues at the 2016 30A Songwriters Festival in South Walton FL. In October, she was honored to be one of ten acts selected for the Emerging Talent Showcase at the 2016 Blast on the Bay Songwriters Festival in Port St Joe FL.
Although Alyse is young, she already has several years of public performance under her belt , and her music is being played on local radio. She enjoys sharing her originals and her unique interpretations of cover songs with her audience. Her music style is relaxed and mellow with soothing vocals. Some of her influences include John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, and Colbie Caillat.