New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
There is a strong female voice on the rock horizon, and she goes by the name Very Alora. As evidenced by the release of her debut single, "Don't Make Me,"(https://bit.ly/MamaDontMakeMe) and a forthcoming EP - all produced by legendary producer Michael Wagner (who has previously worked with the likes of Metallica, Dokken, and King's X, among many others) - Very Alora means business. And what would you do if you saw a mashup video of Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy
" + "Seven Nation Army
" from White Stripes
from a wicked cool looking rock chick? Answer: you press PLAY!
Hailing from Poetry, Texas
(a small ranching community southeast of Dallas), Very Alora describes her sound as "Classic rock with a modern/punkish/alt twist. I think it's a little out there, a bit unique if you compare it to the pop sound. But as far as rock n' roll - I think it fits right in that alt/indie rock pocket." Listing such classic rockers as Styx and Heart
as influences, as well as such modern day bands as Flyleaf
and Paramore, Very Alora has her favorites from the forthcoming, yet-to-be-titled EP. "'Don't Make Me' and 'Carbon Copy Jealousy.' 'Don't Make Me' was honestly such a blast to write, anytime I think back on high school I get a little nostalgic; then I remember I didn't actually like school. And yes, mom and I fought - A LOT. I wrote 'Carbon Copy Jealousy' as a way to get some things off my chest. Basically, it was my way of venting my frustration about someone who was in my life for a while."
And how was it working in the studio with Wagner? "It was honestly a dream come true working with a rock legend. I feel like I learned a lot from the whole process, just seeing how pros work in the studio was amazing. Working with Michael was fantastic though, he is probably the sweetest person you'll meet. I really appreciated the way that he included me in the process - he had a vision for the songs - and always checked to see if he was interpreting my vision too. I couldn't have asked for a better first pro experience in the studio. I am forever grateful to him, the musicians and song writers I worked with on this project."
Lastly, what can fans expect on the upcoming tour with Texas
Hippie Coalition? "Raw emotion and energy," is what Very Alora says fans can expect at her shows. "A connection is the goal. I always dreamed of being able to perform the way Styx and Paramore
perform - I want to make the audience a part of the show. There will be some great guitar solos. They can expect to see a whole lot of fun - I have a lot of exciting things planned for live shows."
VERY ALORA/TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION TOUR DATES:
Oct 26 Des Moines, IA Leftys
Oct 27 Iowa City, IA Wildwood Saloon
Oct 28 Joliet, IL The Forge
Oct 30 Indianapolis, IN The Citadel
Oct 31 Lexington, KY Manchester Music
Nov 1 Easton, PA One Centre Square
Nov 2 Harrisburg, PA Harrisburg Midtown Events Center
Nov 3 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
Nov 5 Stanhope, NJ The Stanhope House
Nov 6 Virginia Beach, VA Elevation 27
Nov 7 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
Nov 8 Longwood, FL Shovelheads
Nov 9 Daytona Beach, FL Main Street Station
Nov 13 Nashville, TN The End
Nov 14 Little
Rock, AR Revolution Music
Nov 15 Kansas City, OK Riot Room
Nov 17 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill