Alisa Evans Mike has given voice to a soul-soothing album of familiar standards, created to complement the more intimate, treasured moments of life. A beloved staple on the New Bern music scene, Alisa has developed a loyal following since her days as lead singer for two local bands. As a solo artist, her broad range of musical selections has delighted and touched audiences with her unusual mix of songs, to include tunes from the Great American Songbook, Motown, Country, Rock, R&B, and Alternative favorites through the decades, with a classical aria or two added to keep the audience guessing. Alisa does not like to be categorized or restricted to a specific genre. Although much of her repertoire consists of the standards, she feels free to perform anything that moves her and allows her to make a musical connection with people.
Alisa, mezzo-soprano, is a native of Tarboro, NC. Her love of singing was developed from early childhood, encouraged by her parents, as well as throughout her academic years by several music teachers, whom she credits with fueling her passion for music and performing.
Alisa studied vocal performance at Saint Augustine’s College (University) in Raleigh, NC, where she later earned a BA in Communications.
When asked why record an album at this time, Alisa stated, “Recent tragic events in the lives of young family members and close friends, as well as a couple of personal health scares, made me realize that tomorrow truly is not promised. What am I waiting for?” Mike also says, “Some of my ‘regulars’ have been asking me when am I going to make a CD and my response has always been “I’m working on it!” Well, now I can finally say, “I just did!”
Mike has already begun planning her next musical project, which will be a compilation of original music. “I’ve had a few songs rumbling around in my head for years. It will be a relief to finally release them!” Alisa also has plans to offer vocal coaching within the next few months.