Alysha Brilla is a critically acclaimed Tanzanian-Canadian musician who is known for her unique roots-pop fusion musical style.
In August 2013, Brilla completed her first full-length record called ‘In My Head’, released under Sunny Jam Records Inc., in which she wrote and produced all the songs.
She also collaborated with Mike Jones, a Juno winning engineer, and had the album mastered by Tom Coyne, a Grammy Award winner, who has worked with artists such Amy Winehouse and Adele, to name a few. True to Brilla’s musical style, ‘In My Head’, features an eclectic musical arrangement of drums, bass, guitar, keys, sax, trumpet, congas, and djembe. Her debut album is available now on iTunes and in select record stores across Canada.
Some of Brilla’s past collaborations include: Tony Kanal (No Doubt), Justin Nozuka and Eon Sinclair (Bedouin Soundclash). Brilla’s music has also been featured on television shows including: ‘Lifted’ which aired on CTV’s show ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’, ‘Pearl’ which aired on CTV’s Seed, plus ‘Crown of Flames’ which was featured on Showcase Network’s television series ‘King’. U.K. award winning multi-disciplinary artist Luke Jerram featured Alysha Brilla playing his installation street piano in Toronto for his international art piece, ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’.
Alysha Brilla has played at shows across Canada and the United States including opening for K-OS, The Montreal International Jazz Festival, The Mariposa Folk Festival,
The L.A. Angel City Music Festival, The Kitchener Blues Festival -Stratford Blues Festival, CBC Metro Morning Live, TEDxYouth Waterloo, The KW Multi-Cultural Festival, Dalhousie University, Residency at The Reservoir Lounge, Toronto, Residency at C’est What, and her current Residency at The Amsterdam Bicycle Club in Toronto.
Alysha Brilla has also received many awards and recognitions over the past ten years, including: 2013 CBC Radio Searchlight Regional Finalist, 2012 Leading Edge Arts Award Winner (Waterloo Region Arts Council), 2009 Toronto Blues Society’s TOP 3 Artists, 2008 Youth Legacy Award (Grand River Blues Society), 2008 91.5 The Beat contest and 2005 Canwest Media’s ‘Rhythm Of The Future’ Winner.