ALANNA LUNA (* the Diva of the Desert
"Alanna Luna has a voice to die for"
~ George Landress
(Producer: No Doubt-Tragic Kingdom)
"(Alanna Luna) .. is incredibly beautiful and has a beautiful voice"
Alanna Luna is pushing the limits of the electronic music movement with her dynamic vocal stylings and songwriting skills.
"I am in the process of creating- or channeling- beautiful art and music that reflects the evolution of the human spirit."- Alanna Luna
Former lead singer of Exhibition of Sound (EOS) 2001-2007 a live electronic act that began performing at house parties and underground raves in early 2001 and toured all around Arizona, California & Mexico, Ms. Luna began LIVE DJ/PA performances when they were still considered a novelty. Luna became well known at this time for her unique vocal stylings and quick-change skills, as she would often wear as many as six costumes for an hour and fifteen minute set.
EOS eventually outgrew the still very musically close-minded Arizona electronic dance music (EDM) scene and moved to LA where they were an instant hit and performed at many of the well-known clubs and at several very large-scale outdoor events. Amazing opportunities presented themselves, so EOS had the chance to perform with incredible and similar acts such as "Live PA" legends INFECTED MUSHROOM and THE SPEAKER JUNKIES at venues such as Raver Ranch, Key Club, BB King's, Faces, Casino Morongo and more. Although EOS only released one demo EP, they are part of the history and evolution of what EDM is today. In 2008 EOS members parted ways and Luna began the long journey as a solo artist.
VELVET PANCAKES 11/11/11 is a fully independently released compilation of Luna's own works as well as a collaboration with producer Mike Da Silva ("I'm So Alive" and "Flows In.") Most of the songs were created and recorded by Luna at her home studio between 2009 and 2011, in Tucson AZ. 100% of the proceeds from all online and physical sales of the Velvet Pancakes album go directly to CHAT HOUSE UGANDA, an orphanage that takes homeless, injured and impoverished children off of the war torn streets of Uganda. Alanna Luna is the US Ambassador to the CHAT HOUSE FOUNDATION since July 2011.
Luna enjoys and is influenced by all genres of music. She is a multi-instrumentalist who has studied many different types of instruments starting at age 4, eventually evolving into electronic synthesizers, beat machines and finally computer software. Alanna's favorite artists during her emergence into electronic music are The Orb, Bjork, Pink Floyd, The Doors, The Digable Planets, 808 State, Jesse Saunders, Donald Glaude, and the Sneaker Pimps, but to try and summarize her musical taste is impossible because she loves all music and boasts an itunes catalog of over 10,000 songs that she legally purchased.
She calls herself "a seeker of knowledge" and maintains a desire to learn to play and eventually own as many instruments as she can. Ms. Luna also is an accomplished artist, her hometown of Tucson AZ, has murals she worked on with a non-profit organization "The Tucson Art Brigade" that she volunteered with friend and colleague, Michael Schwartz, while she was still in high school. She is small business owner, fine artist of many mediums, artistic welder/metal worker as well as a very accomplished graphic designer. Oh and did we mention the weekly radio show on Jesse Saunder's Electronic Music Cafe Network? She does that too- make sure to tune in every week! (Click Here for Info)