Armed with a voice and a keen sense of crafting a song, Alfa Garcia is “an artist who has a spectrum of colors in her palette, a songwriter with a knack for tickling a mainstream ear” (Music Connection Magazine., Jan 2014). A fun, energetic live show features Alfa’s singular vocal style and a revolving door of instruments – from guitar, to piano, to ukulele, to kazoo. While she’s known for a... more
Armed with a voice and a keen sense of crafting a song, Alfa Garcia is “an artist who has a spectrum of colors in her palette, a songwriter with a knack for tickling a mainstream ear” (Music Connection Magazine., Jan 2014). A fun, energetic live show features Alfa’s singular vocal style and a revolving door of instruments – from guitar, to piano, to ukulele, to kazoo. While she’s known for a smart, thought-provoking style, audiences from Maine to California to Manila have seen Alfa pour her heart, soul and sunshine onto a crowd, with an easy charm she’s learned from years on the road.
In 2013, Alfa’s album “World Go Blue” entered the CMJ Top 200 National Charts and the College Radio Charts Top 100. WGB was recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles, under the helm of producers Marc Lacuesta (Point of Grace, Francesca Battistelli) and Paul Wight, and features top Nashville musicians Tim Lauer (The Civil Wars, Brett Dennen, Anais Mitchell), Tony Lucido (Hunter Hayes, Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson), Ben Phillips (Blake Shelton, Plumb, Jeremy Camp), and Mike Payne (Colton Dixon, Natalie Grant, Sidewalk Prophets), as well as L.A. percussionist Nick Adams (David Cook).
Alfa’s music can also be heard on E!’s “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”, MTV’s “Friendzone”, and the forthcoming indie film, “Old Fashioned” (Skoche Films). Alfa is a Kawai Pianos artist, alongside top-billing acts like OneRepublic and Muse, and endorses Mya-Moe Ukuleles, and Walden Guitars.
In September 2013, Alfa toured her native Philippines, playing 7 shows in 6 days, including headlining at SM Mall of Asia with Ukulele Philippines, being featured with the Philippines Department of Tourism at Manila’s SMX Convention Center, and giving an on-air performance on Magic 89.9’s nationwide radio show, Boys Night Out. Candy Magazine, a major Philippine media outlet, caught wind of Alfa’s music, and recently sang her praises: “If you could take the Friday Night Lights meme, ‘clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose’ and turn it into a person, you’d get pop-folk singer Alfa Garcia.”
Alfa’s catchy songs touch on everything, from everlasting numbers (“The Pi Song, 3.14159265358…”) to a tragic love story told in multiple acts (“Love as Tragedy: A Play in 3 Acts”). In 2012, Music Connection Magazine placed Alfa in their “Top 25 Music Critiques,” comparing her style to songwriters Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles.
Born in the Philippines to a family of musicians, Alfa got an early start in piano and violin, playing nationally with the Children’s Orchestra Society of New York. Alfa’s music has received honorable mention from the New York Songwriters Circle and won Grand Prize at Kollaboration Acoustic 2009, a competition highlighting Asian-American talent.
After graduating from NYU and working as a reporter, Alfa took up music fully, traveling across the U.S. and beyond, steadily gaining fans along the way.
Apart from her singing career, Alfa is a music instructor with specialty in early education music. She teaches throughout the Los Angeles metro area.less