Alyse Young is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter based in Youngsville, Louisiana.
Alyse's love of music began at an early age. By the time she was 5, she was already performing for family on her own pink, fuzzy carpeted stage built by her dad. Growing up with uncles and cousins who played guitar, Alyse was eager to learn. She started taking guitar lessons at the age of 7, and was writing songs at the age of 11.
Alyse released her debut album, Unrequited Love, when she was 14, followed by her acoustic EP, Unfamiliar, the next year. She won the 2014 Songwriter Competition at Artmosphere Bistro in Lafayette, the 2015 Lafayette High School talent show, and was a top 5 finalist in The Times of Acadiana Best of 2015 (Best Local Original Music Solo category).
Alyse was a semi-finalist in the 2015 International Songwriting Competition for her song 'As a Friend'. In 2016, she was the youngest performer at the 30A Songwriters Festival in South Walton FL. Later that year, she was one of ten artists chosen for the Emerging Talent Showcase at the 2016 Blast on the Bay Songwriters Festival in Port St Joe FL. In 2019, Alyse was selected as a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in two different categories. 'Feel it All' was a finalist in the Folk category, and 'BBY' was a finalist in the Jazz category.
Alyse loves to write songs and perform at restaurants, festivals, and private events. Her original music is being played on local radio. Check out her latest EP Feel It All.