Allysha grew up listening to jazz, soul, hip hop and RnB. Her sound is dynamic and raw, real and complex. As a performer I look to people that present their genuine self on stage, reaching for something beyond the present moment, beyond themselves, being a vessel for something greater. I always try to take the audience on a journey.And as a song-writer Allysha draws from her own experiences and the empathy she feels for the world and its inhabitants. I write as a way to process the emotion that consumes me in day to day life, otherwise I'd explode.
For Allysha, Acadie : Raw signifies a moment in time: from beginning to completion of creating this music, it has been a chance to express a deeper, more personal side of self and to take full control of the vision and the music. This record has allowed me to dive deeply into my creative expression and is just the beginning. The album features members of 30/70, the collective born from the creative music scene in Melbourne: I play both solo or with my 30/70 family, Henry Hicks, Ziggy Zeitgeist, Josh Kelly and Danika Smith. I feel super blessed to have met this crew, we've been playing together now for four years and for me this record is just another extension of the 30/70 collective, constantly unravelling and branching out.
It is the heartfelt mix of love and power, of desire and wonder, anger and faith and hope for change that underpins Acadie : Raw and marks Allysha Joy out as a future star telling her tales and spreading her wings to bring the joys of life to us all.