Alexandra Ayoob
CONTACT

SEEKING

Accordion, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, Dobro, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Rhythm Guitar, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

I am looking for fellow music lovers who aim to marry the brilliance of old soul with ethnic influence and the technological possibilities of today. I am a jazz and R&B singer who was classically trained. I am interested in all types of music though and hope to explore and experiment. I am flexible. I speak English and French but have experience singing also in Arabic, Spanish, German, and Italian. Music is my passion and I want to work and create with others who also have contagious, passionate energy. My most prized possession is my 160GB iPod Classic that accompanies me everywhere.

I have sung the National Anthem over 350 times in a variety of public venues. Dignitaries in attendance have included President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, General Chuck Yeager, and Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine. I was the youngest ever featured soloist with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra in their Broadway Pops series. I also worked as lead vocals with the West Virginia University Jazz Ensemble.

When living in Australia for just six months, I managed to establish myself to the point of recording a 6 song EP for a private composer and be guest singer at several jazz clubs throughout the city of Melbourne.

You can find several casual music clips of mine by following aye_ayoob.

Screen name:
Alexandra Ayoob
Member since:
May 30 2017
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week

Influences

Lianne la Havas
Rudimental
Jon Batiste
Louis Armstrong
Sampha
Florence & the Machine
Daniel Wilson
Christine & the Queens
Emeli Sandé
Ella Fitzgerald
Sarah Vaughn
Bill Withers
Coldplay
Pink Martini
Souad Massi
Nora Jones
Erykah Badu
Alicia Keys
Ibeyi
Fakear
Thylacine
Petit Biscuit
Julien Dore
Robert Glasper
Jain
Seinabo Sey
Yann Teirsen
Common
Gregory Porter
Ray Charles
Frank Sinatra
Cesária Évora
Bon Iver
Stromae
Paul Kelly
OneRepublic
The Head and the Heart
Ben l'Oncle Soul
Chapelier Fou

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Piano:
Intermediate

MUSIC