ABOUT THE ARTIST
Allison McFarland is an artist living in Los Gatos, CA
Musician, Vocalist, Actor, Comedian, Writer, Photographer, Painter and Engineer.
Allison has spent her life making software / hardware technology, music and art and enjoys making all genres of music.
Raised in the Gateway to the West, Allison grew up in St. Louis, MO, performing as a vocalist and instrumentalist with rock, jazz, techno, alternative rock, metal, and musical theater projects.
Arriving in Los Angeles, CA in the early 90s Allison’s alternative rock band Veracity performed throughout the LA area. Veracity performed along the Sunset Strip, and throughout the county and beach cities and while recorded many demos nothing was formally released. Allison plans to release this material reimagined in the future.
Moving to the Bay Area for the technology of the dot com boom rush, Allison worked in many startups while also performing in The Naked Owls and writing music for her upcoming projects.
In 2018, Allison was asked to come to Seattle and record lead vocals for the imminent to be released Basment Sessions vol. 5 & 6. Basment Sessions is Seattle, Washington’s answer to The Desert Sessions. Performances include guitar/engineering by Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, L7), John Graziadei, and bass by Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden).
Forming the band .:Glitch:. with Peter DiStefano (Porno for Pyros, Hellride), Peter and Allison recorded an original album of music for film and tv. Glitch’s album has a wide variety of styles including, glitch hop, rock, blues, and cinematic music.
Allison has been a photographer of bands / comedians since the 90s in Los Angeles. Her photography and coverage of Coachella and other concert tours has been featured on websites, Instagram and Twitter for popular bands, including bands like Pixies and Queens of the Stone Age.
Allison has been a Writer and Photographer to Buzzine Magazine, ANDMagazine, Medium, and Examiner.com. Her love of music drives her musical photography.
Acting / Comedy / Improv is a love that Allison has been pursuing since she was in high school. With early beginnings in high school musical performances, theater companies and improv troupes, Allison has made her way into acting for film, TV and performing on stage.
Allison’s Current Projects:
Allison & The Gorgeous Collision, .:Glitch:. (with Peter DiStefano of Porno for Pyros/Hellride), Basment Sessions, Scotch & Soda
Allison Past Projects:
Modern Love (Bay Area), DJ Guido (featuring Allison), The Naked Owls (Bay Area), Veracity (Los Angeles),
Has Worked and Performed With:
Peter DiStefano (Porno For Pyros/Hellride), Tony Lindsay (Santana), Shelly Cohen – New Horizon Singers (Tonight Show), Joe Vento (Tonight Show/Sinatra/Count Basie), Sweet Adelines, DJ Guido, Veracity, The Naked Owls, Modern Love, Basment Sessions (Jack Endino), .:Glitch:. (Peter DiStefano), Scotch & Soda, Eddie Pepitone.
Allison lives in Los Gatos, CA with her husband, is a Mom of 2 and loves spending time with her pets.
“Try All The Things™ ” – Allison McFarland
“…from distant star to this here bar…” Allison – by Pixies
“Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done and why. Then do it. ” Robert Heinlein
“It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception.” (When asked about his theory of relativity) Albert Einstein
“I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments.”