Aly Ishikuni / Honolulu, HI
Singer / Stylist / Event Coordinator & Producer
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” アリーイシクニの声にはどんな音楽をやっても成功する“基本傾向”がある。J-PopでもExploreでもアリーのカリスマ的な歌は多くのファンをひきつけてやまない。彼女が次ぎに何をするのかわからないが、何をやっても新たな高みに到達することは間違いない。” - Contrast Magazine
“I wanted to be a role model for other girls. Guys can rock, but girls can do it too!” muses Aly Ishikuni, a Kauai born singer/songwriter who, contrary to her diminutive stature, possess a colossal passion for making music and the vocal aptitude to match. I can’t help but observe more of Aly’s accidental paradoxes. She speaks in a becalmed voice, yet through all of its subtleness, seems to effortlessly transcend the ambient chatter rolling around us. Glimpses of her enigmatic stage presence echo in my thoughts. Recalling my skeptical first impression of watching her take stage, fronting an all-male rock band, only to be treated to a lesson on book covers and how not to judge them…” - Travis Horikawa / Contrast Magazine
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“Since her childhood years, Aly had an aspiration to someday become a singer. She entered Brown Bags to Stardom, a Hawaii talent competition during her high school years and amazed everyone with her singing ability and stage presence. Following her achievement at Brown Bags, she auditioned with AVEX, one of Japan’s largest record companies. AVEX boasts the line up of famous artists such as Hamasaki Ayumi, BOA, ELT, and Amuro Namie just to name a few. During the audition, Aly impressed the judges, including world famous producer, Komuro Tetsuya, and was selected to be a part of this prestigious company as one of their up-and-coming artist in Japan. Aly has since then traveled extensively to many parts of the world and worked with numerous songwriters on projects, which led to the release of the song “I Love You Too Much,” a rock ballad tune that was selected as the radio listener’s top choice on Star 101.9’s “Chicken Fight.” Another major project was a joint with collaboration with Japan/Korea pop star BOA, MFLO, Howie D. of the Backstreet Boys, and Christina Milian on the popular BRATZ dolls theme songs “Look Around” and “Show Me What You Got” released exclusively in Japan. Other projects included working with well-known songwriters in Japan and across the sea in Canada, which led to the production of the tune “Starting Over.” Aly met other aspiring local musicians and took stage with them as the lead vocalist in the rock band “Explore.” With a large fan base in Hawaii, their music took the local music scene by storm, and opened for numerous high caliber rock bands such as Of Montreal and 30 Seconds to Mars.” -T.O. for KZOO