Allie McDonald, is a quirky, talented and vibrant 20 year old singer/songwriter/cool cat.
She's currently living in Los Angeles and studying at Loyola Marymount University, whilst writing and recording for her debut EP.
Allie has collaborated with the likes of Daniel Heath (Lana Del Rey's "Blue Jeans"), Rob Kleiner (Hailey Reinhart, Sia), Igloo (David Archuleta, Ludacris), Stefan Skarbek (Amy Winehouse) and Drew Lawrence ('Jar Of Hearts').
Allie grew up in a small town in Connecticut, where her passion and dedication to music was hard to deny. She began learning the violin at 12 years old, before going on to teach herself guitar and piano.
At 16 she picked up the ukulele - her 'songwriting machine' - and began uploading covers/original songs to YouTube. Gaining the attention of 6,000 subscribers, almost 2,000 Facebook fans, and over 1,300,000 video views.
With such a young, naive, and bright-eyed outlook on life, Allie's music parallels her awkward, confusing, and real-life experiences with the male species.
Creative, majestic and sometimes dark, her music infuses her innocent romantic escapades with refreshing and unique sounds. You will also hear echoes of her influences Florence and the Machine, Ingrid Michaelson, Kate Nash, Marina and the Diamonds, and Lily Allen to name a few.
Besides her upcoming EP, Allie's strength as an intelligent and versatile songwriter has her writing music for other artists and label projects, to genres ranging from soul to pop to hip-hop.
Watch this space!
It's certainly going to be make for an exciting ride and at the very least a real treat for your eardrums.
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