With decades of stage experience in front of crowds of all sizes and studio work, Alyssa executes real emotional and larger-than-life performances on and off the stage! Specializing in Pop, Country, and R& B, Alyssa can also sing EDM, Rock, Blues, and Hip-Hop. She writes several genre lyric styles and is up to try anything!
Alyssa Ruffin is an Independent Pop & Country Recording Artist. She opened for Confederate Railroad, Hinder, J.R. Richards of Dishwalla, Coolio, Firehouse, and Country Music Artists Sawyer Brown.
She is recording her debut studio album with music industry professionals Scott Wilson of Saving Abel at Sunshine Recording Studio in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Grammy Voting Member, Engineer, Producer and Co-Owner of Audio For The Arts Audrey Martinovich, and Engineer, Producer, and Owner of The Afterdark Studio, Donny Hammonds.
Additionally, she is a PBG Brand Artist, a member of Gritty In Pink, member of the International Singer-Songwriter Association (ISSA), she is collaborating on various projects, partnered with D.T. Hudson Writing Company to write songs for Military Veterans. Alyssa is also a proud Military wife and Mission 22 Ambassador.
Her debut single "Collateral Damage" is available now on all major music streaming platforms worldwide.
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I produced Alyssa's single "Collateral Damage" and everything about working with her was great. She had a really clear vision of how she wanted the song to turn out, which I always appreciate as a producer. Alyssa was super responsive and great with communicating about everything from general song ideas to payment (again, always appreciated!). She flew up to my studio to record vocals for the song and she was a total pro, ready with killer harmonies and ad libs. Can't wait to make more music with Alyssa soon!
I have been able to witness Alyssa on and off the stage throughout the years. Not only does she deliver a performance that you won't forget in front of the grandest crowds, off the stage she is humble and easy to speak to. She is incredibly attentive to detail and certainly doesn't leave any stone unturned to deliver the best quality performance. No matter if she is performing with a band at your local bar or at a venue that seats 10,000 she will always deliver a top-notch performance.
Alyssa was a gem to work with! She communicates effectively and her vocal delivery is emotional and powerful and her technique is super solid. Can't wait to work with her again!
Interview with Alyssa Ruffin
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Jules & the Howl is fantastic! She played keys on my new single! She also does vocal work. Audrey Martinovich is also on here, she produced my single "Collateral Damage". She was absolutely amazing to work with!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I don't have a preference.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To always bring 1000% to the table!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If I am able to harmonize. Yes, absolutely! I love harmony!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: As a musician, I think the biggest misconception is that we don't need our family and friends' support. Every single like, comment, share, t-shirt purchase, every single stream, every sticker, coffee cup, or hoody that they buy, every time they tell someone about us...it counts! All of it and we are extremely grateful for them. This is how we are able to do what we do.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always ask about the project and any backstory they might have so, I can learn as much as possible about the sound they are trying to achieve.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Ask as many questions as possible.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Guitar, chord chart so I can continue learning to play, solar-powered generator, laptop, compressor microphone so I can continue to create & record music.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Music. Always. It's where I belong.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't overproduce and listen as many times as you need to. Always check and double-check your work!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio set up contains Software: MacBook Pro with Ableton Live, Pro Tools & Logic Pro X Audio-Technica ATH 40-x Headphones Novation LaunchKey 25 Audio-Technica AT Condensor Mic Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface 2x JBL 3 Series MKII Stereo Monitors PA System: Behringer 24 channel XENYX X2442 USB 2x Alto 18" Speakers Shure SM58 Wireless Microphone Shure SM58 Corded Microphone Shure Super 55 Deluxe Supercardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'd say Collateral Damage and dedicating this power anthem to survivors of Sexual Assault. My role is to empower other survivors and provide a voice to the female military veteran the song was inspired by and all others out there.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love touching others with my music. It's rewarding to know when I've helped someone whether it be over something traumatic or just having a good time.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I just released my very first single "Collateral Damage" produced by Audrey Martinovich at Audio For The Arts in Madison, Wisconsin. This track features Jules Quaas on Keys/Synth, Jenna Joanis on Drums/Guitar/Bass and Allison Lenz on Cello to complete this all-female collaboration. I am also working on singles "Enough" and "Where I Need You Now" with Scott Wilson of Saving Abel at Sunshine Recording Studio in Colorado Springs, CO. Both tracks feature Kent Slucher (drummer for Luke Bryan) on drums, Scott Wilson (bass player for Saving Abel) on Bass & Guitar, and Steve Hinson out of Nashville on Steel Guitar. Steve has worked with everyone from Dolly Parton, Chris LeDoux and Kenny Chesney, to Ty Herndon and Carrie Underwood. I am also working on single "Daddy Don't Go" with Donny Hammonds at The Afterdark Studio in Cartersville, Georgia.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Christina Aguilera meets Country Music
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Taylor Swift because she is an incredible songwriter and businesswoman. Maren Morris, I love her songs and vocal style, I think we are very similar. Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera & Trisha Yearwood because they're my biggest influences in music. Pink is an incredible human being. I would love to work with her. Also a huge inspiration to me.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Country, R&B, Blues, Rock, Americana/Folk, Indie and Soft Pop, Alternative, Electric Pop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Vocals and songwriting
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Raw emotion, heart, soul, and lyrics that reach listeners of all types.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Vocal warm-up, reviewing material beforehand to ensure proper vocal execution or writing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Pink, Maren Morris, Taylor Swift, Sia
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Lead vocals, background vocals, harmonies, voice-overs, radio bumpers, songwriting, lyrics and vocal melodies.