MySpace Interview – Alanna Bautista

So, who are you anyway?
My name is Alanna Bautista. I’m from Morgan Hill (San Jose) California. I’m 17 years old and music is my life. :]

Describe your sound for us.
Well, I kind of think of it as alternative. The stuff you’ll find on the EP is mostly experimental rock, but the newer stuff is a more intimate, acoustic style.

So you rate yourself then?
Hm..you’d have to see for yourself! I think that I’ve definitely come a long way from what I started off with, but its really up to the listener. :]

Who are your influences?
I’ve always thought of my very first guitar teacher as my influence. Her name is Poppy (at least, that’s what she goes by) and she was my kindergarten teacher. It’s really through her that I built my love for music. She helped me write my first song when I was five (The Dance of the Sun), and I’ve been inspired to write ever since.

Tell us one of your musical secrets.
Ooh, secrets. Its not much of a secret, but before I perform or record, I have to have Throat Coat tea. It keeps my throat relaxed and my vocal chords can definitely last longer. Performances can get pretty rigorous on the chords.

What’s in the future?
Well, now that I’m focusing more on this project, I’m trying to get my first CD, Insane, pressed and ready to sell. I should be starting to perform around my area really soon, and we’ll see where I go from there.

What’s your claim to fame?
Definitely Ashes Ashes. Those guys brought so much out in me and I couldn’t have done it without them. I experienced things I never thought I’d ever experience in my life (music video, tours, CD releases, tons of fans, etc.) People definitely know me a little bit because of them. Haha.

Musically, where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
Hopefully I’ll be performing outside of the Bay Area. Haha! I hope I’ll find a band to back me up so I don’t have to stay acoustic. I might move out of my ‘Coffee Shop’ performances too. :]

Myspace or Facebook?
That’s a toughie..Facebook is good for keeping in touch with people. I think that its not that great for advertising music though. Myspace does that better.

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