Alyssa Kogler

"A song cannot be forced. It does not take form instantly. Writing music is as much a journey as life itself. The first steps are taken, first words spoken, and a course or sense of direction is established. There are both failures and successes along the way. Both provide for ample opportunity to grow; to remind oneself of the choices that brought him or her to their current surroundings in the first place. Alyssa Kogler’s sophomore LP, “Never Forget”, is precisely that: a mixture of memories made and lessons learned captured in form of song.

Born in the suburbs of Los Angeles, Alyssa was exposed to a variety of music from an early age - from Billy Joel, James Taylor and Phil Collins to Fleetwood Mac, Simon and Garfunkel, and Amy Grant - some of these influences can still be heard in her songs today. However, perhaps one of the most musically defining moments in her life was at the age of 9, watching her Grandmother play Debussy’s “Clair De Lune” on the piano. It was then she knew she wanted to play as well and from that moment on her musical journey began.

Alyssa started studying the piano at the age of 10. Shortly thereafter, she and her family moved to Vienna, Austria where her passion for music would be greatly enriched. Little did she know Aust