Alyssa Lee Lewis

Biography

 Whether a coincidental meeting with Justin Bieber, performing at The Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland at seventeen, or leading a flash mob to raise money for VH1's Save the Music foundation Singer/Songwriter/Actress Alyssa Lee Lewis' energy and love of music connects immediately. "Leeway Freeway" the twenty one year olds' solo debut CD is a collection of songs that mirror multiple generations concerns while creating rock anthems of optimism and personal growth. Most recently Alyssa has just wrapped filming a lead role in the upcoming feature film thriller, "Days of Power" along side other indie musicians and actors from around the world. 

Lewis, who co-wrote most of the songs on the recording, signed a 360 deal with Indie label Realize Records in 2012. "Alyssa, at such a young age has vocal maturity and stage presence that many seasoned artists only dream of attaining". says Label CEO Michel Grey. Lewis, like many of the artists she has been compared to  such as Christina Aguilera, Pink and Nikka Costa began singing and performing at a very early age. 
 
Growing up, surrounded by the entertainment business Lewis learned how to understand “musician language” as she tagged along with her dad while he traveled touring up and down the East Coast and spending summers in West Hollywood, studying tap and ballet as she discovered her own love for performing.

At the age of ten, Alyssa had an opportunity to sing on a nationally released recording which led to her performing on stage with members of the legendary 90's alternative rock band "YNOT?!" The experience launched her into auditioning and becoming a member of a  "Triple Threat" group which took her back to Los Angeles. A succession of lead roles and all state opportunities followed when she was cast as, Mother in Ragtime, Natalie in Next to Normal, Ariel in Footloose, Mimi in Rent, and Val Clarke in A Chorus Line. Along with the theatre performances, Alyssa continued to perform in venues and festivals including the World Cafe Live and The Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

Lewis expresses an open heart and an open mind in her first single "2 B Diff", and then showcases her rock vocal when it comes to her  single "Voices Carry", both of which are off of her debut EP "Leeway Freeway" released in May of 2013.  Alyssa states, “Love is not something that belongs to a specific gender. Everyone has the right to love who they wish to love and be loved in return, done,”  

"Music isn't just something I do; it’s something I feel deeply. I am putting it all out there. It's okay 2 B Diff"  says Lewis. With combat boots and guitar in tow, Ms. Leeway Freeway herself continues to share her musical language on the current road and many highways sure to follow.

Blog

  • Mar 18, 2017

    Sup Guys, Deets On Wazup with 2017 - ALL

    Been off the map for a minute. Don’t think I’ve been slacking though. I have been studying my craft. Figuring out who I am as a woman, artist, and musician. I think I have come into myself or at least who I am at this phase in my life. I was welcomed as “Front woman” into the band Steal The Sky. Fronting a rock and roll band wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be, I had a lot to learn. I can say that I have learned so much and that I am so grateful for the wonderful musicians that I get to play with and I’m still learning, I don’t think I will ever be finished learning. Especially in this industry. While gigging with my band I have also been working on originals. Something edgy, controversial, meaningful... Something that is a reflects parts of me.  I want to capture the sounds that I hear in my head and reproduce and record them. I want it to make people feel good, help people though shitty times…embrace the anger, or if you’re just not feelin’ it. At the end of the day though, I want it to be something that doesn’t just hit the radio and then vanish. I want my music to mean something. My goal isn’t just to create music, but to create change. I’ve always had this burning desire to help. Whether it be helping my family, the environment, animals, wildlife, other countries, or women issues. I feel strongly about everything. When I was a child, I wrote and short story on my Mom’s laptop, to sum it up, I was preaching hearts, smiles, holding hands, peace and love.  Since then not much has changed. Except the fact that I have gotten older and now my eyes are wide open. This year I want to not only make a difference for myself; but for others as well. I want to do it through my music. I want to share my feelings and experiences, reach out to people who can relate and to those who might want to understand. One of my biggest influences passed away in 2016, David Bowie. I had been listening to David since I came out of the womb, I’m pretty sure. Thanks to my father. Not only do I love Bowie for his music, but what he said with his music. He spoke on things that he felt needed attention and got his point across doing so. He stuck to a sound that was true to him, just like he stuck to the look and style that was of his own. He is “Original”. He, if you will, gave no fucks. I have nothing but love and respect for him! He’s a true aspiration. I’m 24 now and I still listen to his music. I will be listening to his music till I pass. I’m certain of it. The moral of this Blog is….Well, This year I Plan on giving you something to remember. 😉

     

  • Mar 01, 2013

    Miss You More

    Everyone has that one special person who they cant get enough of. The Ying to their Yang, well I was with mine since I was about 16. After 3 years with him, I got lost in love and much much more, couldn't even tell you who I was, neither could he. During all of this my loved one was not the only one I hurt. It resulted in me having to leave everyone and everything behind at that moment so that I could find myself, and figure out who I was.  I was living out of my car for a little while, found a house to rent out. Meanwhile I was supporting myself by working at a bagel shop but kept sane by writing music and I still couldnt get him off my mind. Miss you More was a song that I had been working on for 2 years, It wasn't finished because what it needed was the journey and that's what it got. No one could fill the hole, the missing puzzle piece that he did, It was the feeling of home sick. Took me about 8 months to get back on my feet. Mainly because I am stubborn and didn't want to listen to anyone. Finally swallowed some pride, and got  back in contact with my other half, people grow and change but our love stayed the same. Love is a work of art, you have to appreciate it for its beauty, see all of the colors and textures. Interpret it as you wish, love comes in all different shapes and sizes, much like abstract art, but it is ART. Miss you More was a journey though the love that I held on to and couldn't let go for a reason. Now I'm bringing color back to our canvas with my journey through love, being the paint for my brush on this canvas. My music isn't just a melody line, it's my journey, it's my soul, it's the hurt, love and joys life threw at me.

  • Dec 28, 2012

    2 B Diff

    The lyrics for 2BDiff sit very close to my soul..this day and age, everyone stereotypes and likes to brand who and what they are. Why brand? Why name what you are? You are unique and you are like no one else. You are diff, so love who you want to love and how you want to love. It is your right. Want it, girl or boy? It is okay to B Diff.

    2bdiff -

    Let’s start from the top
    As to why my love is wrong
    and bring it back around
    It shouldn't take too long
    The love I have you say
    Makes me not belong
    Makes me not belong

    You can’t stop us
    from breaking down these walls breaking down these walls
    So that now that we have.
    The sky didn’t fall

    2 B diff 2 B diff 2 B diff
    2 B diff 2 B diff 2 B diff

    Nothing Ever lasts - time flew
    Cloudin’ up my joy
    Why am I a freak to you?
    I’m not your fu*#+ing toy
    My life is my choice
    Want a girl or boy?
    Want a girl or a boy.

    You can’t stop us
    from breaking down these walls breaking down these walls
    So that now that we have.
    The sky didn’t fall

    2 B diff 2 B diff 2 B diff
    2 B diff 2 B diff 2 B diff
    different than you
    2 B diff 2 B diff 2 B diff
    2 B diff 2 B diff 2 B diff
    Different like you
    2 B diff 2 B diff 2 B diff
    2 B diff 2 B diff 2 B diff
    Different than you
    2 B diff 2 B diff 2 B diff
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    And my different is true

    The Halo that you wear
    has no glow
    The book that I must swear
    does not show
    All that I feel
    Deep Inside is real too
    As real as I am
    Standing here right in front of you
    From my soul to my heart
    Through my touch is where it starts
    See the truth in my eyes
    I will never apologize
    For things I feel
    No matter how small
    I will always stand strong
    & I will give you my ALL

    You can’t stop us
    from breaking down these walls breaking down these walls
    So that now that we have.
    The sky didn’t fall

    You can’t stop us
    from breaking down these walls breaking down these walls
    So that now that we have.
    The sky didn’t fall

    2 B diff 2 B diff 2 B diff
    2 B diff 2 B diff 2 B diff
    different than you
    2 B diff 2 B diff 2 B diff
    2 B diff 2 B diff 2 B diff
    Different like you
    2 B diff 2 B diff 2 B diff
    2 B diff 2 B diff 2 B diff
    Different than you
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    My different is true

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  • We Are Waiting - We Are Waiting
    Artist: Alyssa Lee Lewis
  • Halo - Halo
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  • Miss You More (Acoustic) - Miss You More (acoustic)
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  • 2 B Diff - 2 B Diff
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