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About Alicia

Alicia is a 22 year old singer-songwriter and musician based in Sydney, Australia. She has been performing for over 5 years and writing, singing and playing for as long as she can remember. She does frequent gigs at various venues and events around Sydney – some notable gigs such as SXSW Sydney, VIVID Sydney at The Rocks Square, Art Aid's event 'One Sydney', has been on Sunrise on Channel 7 and has played at various food festivals and popular restaurants/clubs –performing a mix of covers and originals in the styles of alternative-indie, singer- songwriter, soul, rock and R&B. She works with many companies including Amber Mic Productions, B Squared Entertainment, First Light Co, and one of Sydney’s leading wedding bands Red Soda.

Influenced by the music and deep lyricism of indie, alternative, R&B and rap - Alicia fuses these styles to create her own unique sound. Her biggest musical influences include James Bay, Vance Joy, Kendrick Lamar and John Mayer. 

She has completed her degree and has a Bachelor of Music majoring in Contemporary Performance from The Australian Institute of Music. Through her degree she has made connections within the music industry and gained valuable experience that will benefit her own music and music career. She has also been signed to 2030 Records which is an independent label run by The Australian Institute of Music.

At AIM, Alicia has critically studied genres/styles including:

  • Latin

  • Jazz

  • Funk/Soul/R&B

  • Australian Contemporary

  • Blues and Rock

She has also taken many other classes focusing on:

  • Songwriting

  • Performance

  • Ensemble

  • Aural Skills (Sight Singing, Melodic and Rhythmic Notation, Choir)

  • Body Awareness for Musicians

  • Improvisation

  • Foundations of Western Art Music

  • 20th Century Popular Culture and Music

  • DAW Skills

  • Visual Media and Design

  • Music Journalism

  • Drum Skills

  • Electronic Music

 

Post AIM, Alicia is booking more gigs, teaching, working on more music and is planning to release her EP in the next few months.

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Alicia Varas Repertoire

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