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“My friends will tell you I laugh a lot”

Who

Am I Really

I've always wanted to entertain through music. I was born in Nashville and raised by musical parents, Michael Bonagura and Kathie Baillie who were members of the country music group, Baillie & The Boys. I was inspired at an early age touring with my parents. At age two, i can remember singing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" in front of 20,000 fans.

I'm a very positive, down-to-earth, fun-loving person. My friends will tell you I laugh a lot. I am honest in all respects. Songwriting, producing, singing and as a person. In fact, I have a hard time keeping secrets. My first song illustrates how I view life. It was in England where I was attending the Paul McCartney School of Performing Arts that I wrote "I Make My Own Sunshine" one night when it was freezing cold and raining.

In spite of growing up in a country music environment, I've always been inspired by pop music. That's my love. That's what I write, produce, engineer and sing. I bring an an upbeat style to song. Right from the heart. My debut album "Love Hard" includes songs written during some particularly very happy times when I was totally in love. My lyrics reflect that and you will hear that in my voice.

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“I was born into music”

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Early

Career

Many Great Experiences

I was born into music. My Mom and Dad are Michael Bonagura and Kathie Baillie of the hit country music group in the 80s and 90s, Baillie & The Boys. I often toured with them beginning around age four. Gradually I even began performing with the group. Along the way I learned a great deal about the music entertainment industry and had the pleasure of creating friends with some very talented performers.

I've been song-writing, singing and playing string instruments since I was a very young girl. Of course, my parents were great teachers. Upon graduating from high school I received a full scholarship to Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts in England. I graduated with a degree in Sound Technology strengthening my singing career with modern application of sound to song, film and video.

During my three years in England I developed life-long friendships with peers from around the world. I toured with many other students across Europe entertaining at various venues. It was a great experience performing with Dave Stewart and a special thrill was meeting both Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

Upon returning to the America, I soon began writing songs for Rondor Publishing International, a division of Universal Music Group. I have written songs for other artists including Jessie James, Tyler Ward, Riquel Castro, Sarah Jarosz and Kaya Jones.

One of my first releases was the single "I Make My Own Sunshine" which was used in the popular commercial for Lowe's Home Improvement Chain. Almost immediately it charted on iTunes pop chart and within weeks of the commercial airing, it was one of the most searched videos on You Tube.
Inspiration a year-long romance

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Love Hard

A collection of songs written, arranged, produced, and performed by Alyssa Bonagura.

The inspiration was a year-long romance which Alyssa describes as a diary of ups and downs of a relationship that began as an instant attraction, moved through various challenges and ends with a broken heart.

Some of the songs were originally written as love letters. Other tracks include "Warrior" written for a friend encouraging her to battle hard against pancreatic cancer. "I Make My Own Sunshine" is an uplifting song brought to the national spotlight as the background for a Lowe's Home Improvement commercial.



   

"I bring an an upbeat

style to song.

Right from the heart."

I've always been inspired by pop music

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That's my love

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Unbreakable

Music can restore harmony where so much divisiveness exists. That inspired Jo Dee Messina and Alyssa Bonagura to co-write, sing and produce "Unbreakable" over 3-days in January, 2013. The song is available at iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. See the video. See the video.

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Alyssa Has Three Songs

On Small Town Pistols New Album

Small Town Pistols are Number 1 on iTunes Canada on their new album. Alyssa Bonagura is blessed to have written the songs Peter Pan, Mountains Daughter and Easy As Breathing. Listen on iTunes.

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Run Away

Alyssa is proud to have written Run Away with Sarah Jarosz. In this video, Sarah sings the song withAllison Krauss and Jerry Douglas. Find song on her album "Follow Me Down" at iTunes. View the video.

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