Alison Solo

Alilightened_coverAlison Sharino is an amazing and versatile vocalist for wedding ceremonies, nightclubs, corporate events, fundraisers, festivals or any other event. Her song list spans over six decades and features Rock, Pop, Folk, Motown, Disco, Country, Swing, Big Band, Latin, Jazz, Blues, Opera, Show Tunes and even today’s hits. Clients may choose which musical styles they prefer. Besides possessing a voice that always turns heads, Alison accompanies herself on piano and guitar. She is professional, flexible, easy to work with and always aims to please.

Alison Sharino released her first CD in August of 2003. It features many fully-orchestrated arrangements and two a capella songs. Alison played most of the instruments herself. The musical variety features pop, rock, soul, country, folk, Broadway show tunes and opera music from diversified eras.

Alison attended UCLA and graduated in 2004 from the University of the Pacific (UOP) in Stockton, California. A 2001 graduate of Yosemite High School, she was a Valedictorian of her class. She has performed at and won many talent shows with her musical abilities. Alison has sung the national anthem for the Oakland A’s major league baseball team four times. She has shared the stage with Kenny Loggins, Craig Ferguson, Frank Caliendo, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Doug Clifford, AC/DC’s Chris Slade, The Fifth Dimension, Little Anthony and the Imperials, and the Monterey and Santa Cruz County Symphony Orchestras.

Alison Solo Performance Videos

Here are some videos of Alison performing live (piano and vocals), solo (for interactive sing-along shows, or if the client decides to add ceremony or cocktail music—we can perform as a solo, duo or trio for ceremony or cocktail music, or can provide a sound system and iPod for ceremony or cocktail music if needed):  Let it Go (from Disney’s Frozen). From Oct. 2015 in the Lobby at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, videoed by an audience member. Blue Bayou by Linda Ronstadt. From Oct. 2015, same performance as above.

Satisfied corporate clients include:

SAP America
Women’s Foundation of California
Boy Scouts of America
NFL Legends
Masterplan, Inc.
Genworth Mortgage Insurance
and many more.

Client comments for Alison’s solo performances:

“Thank you so much for making our President’s Ball so amazing. You added so much class to the event. It just would not be the same without having you there. I received so many compliments about you and your music. We love working with you.  We look forward to seeing you in February for our  Valentine’s Dinner & Dance.”

–Richelle S., Event Coordinator, Country Club President’s Ball, Los Gatos, CA, November 2014

“We just wanted to thank you for the wonderful music that you did at our party.  We had so many comments on it and people said they were singing with you and they really liked the songs.  We really appreciate you doing it for us.”

–Martha and Gerald Robinson, 50th Wedding Anniversary Party, Coarsegold, CA, January 2012

“Thank you for entertaining the Empty Nesters at our Thanksgiving dinner event.  We appreciate you and your wonderful music.  You are a blessing to all of us.”

–Empty Nesters Board Members Event, Yosemite Lakes Community Church, Coarsegold, CA, November 2011

“I am still waking up thinking about the wonderful day we had for Brian and Lucile’s wedding on the 30th.  The musicians were so wonderful!!!!!!!!  Please tell all the musicians again just how special it was to have them as part of the wedding. I am grateful beyond words.

I am so thankful Alison was able to sing for us.  She was exactly what I wanted and I so appreciate her coming from so far.”

–Lynn Carmichael, Mother of the Groom, Monterey, CA Wedding, July 2011

“Thank you for such a beautiful ceremony and song.  I told Maxine if you did a great job on the song Teresa and I would never get through it without tears.  Well, I am sure you saw me pick up the handkerchief to wipe away the tears. Thank you so much for a great job.”

–Matthew Schoenberg, San Francisco, CA Wedding, May 2011

“The ceremony song performance was stellar and Alison enhanced the wedding.  She was a pleasure to work with.”

–Maxine Andrew, Instead of You! Event Coordination, San Francisco, CA Wedding, May 2011

“I wanted to send you a note and say how appreciative we are that you were at our wedding. We got so many compliments on you–people would say, “Where did you find her? She is wonderful!” We loved having you be a part of our wedding day at the Pines Resort at Bass Lake. I wish you all the success and know that having you at our wedding was such a gift to us. Thanks so much again.”
–Kara Cowan-Davis, Bass Lake, CA Wedding, September 2009

“Dennis and I were so happy with our choice of you to play for our ceremony and reception. We got a ton of positive feedback from our guests and were just beyond happy ourselves. You were so easy to work with leading up to the wedding… that always makes the whole thing go more smoothly. Never mind your pitch-perfect choice of music and actual performance. The singing and playing we expected to be good, as we’d heard clips of your voice, but you exceeded expectations hugely. We weren’t sure how exactly the reception would get moved along with such a small group, but you seemed to know just what to do. Thank you also for being so accommodating in agreeing to learn a song for us. I think it was perfect for our first dance. We also appreciate your putting so much thought and effort into our wedding. It really felt like you were an integral part of it, and we wouldn’t have changed a thing. I’d be happy to serve as a reference for you in the future, should the occasion come up.”
–Julie Rumble, Wawona, CA Wedding, August 2009

“Alison’s music list was broad and diverse, with many great options to choose from.  She has a beautiful voice, whether it’s classic rock or an opera song!  Our guests raved that she was outstanding, an unforgettable part of the ceremony/moment.  Alison was very hands-on, patient, and experienced in helping me select songs and plan the flow of music. The flow of songs worked out fabulously! She was also receptive to my feedback and flexible in making arrangements (and changing them at the last minute if needed)!  Very cooperative and accommodating, very calm and helpful!  I would absolutely hire Alison again!  She is exceptionally talented and a wonderful accompaniment to a special event.”
–Catherine Garoupa, Bass Lake, CA Wedding, May 2009

“Alison, you made our party all that we hoped for, and way MORE than we hoped for. God has blessed you with MAJOR talent, and you in turn are blessing many, many people. Now we are among those whom God has blessed through you. THANK YOU for understanding SO WELL what we wanted to have happen. You did EVERYTHING just the way that was a great fit for us with our special needs.”
–Marshall and Fran Umlauf, Coarsegold, CA Birthday Party, April 2009

“….Her song selection will astonish you, not only for the sheer volume of songs, but the variety; from Sheryl Crow and Shania Twain to the Beatles, Mariah Carey, James Taylor and Frank Sinatra.”
–Mac McDonald, Monterey Herald, July 2006

“Alison is a great singer and musician and a wonderful talent. A consummate professional.”
–John Kelly, Kelly Productions, April 2006

“You really made the ceremony so complete and so special. If we had five other daughters, you’d do all of their weddings too!”
— Bob and Linda Mayr, January 2005

“Thank you for doing an amazing job on our special day. It wouldn’t have been the same without you.”
–Rich and Susan Bushnell, November 2004

“Everyone really enjoyed your music and charming personality. Thank you for being a HUGE part of making the party very special for Doug.”
–Ursula Yates, September 2004

“I just wanted to say thank you again for playing and singing for us at our wedding. You were great and everyone really loved you. I feel very fortunate that we had you.”
–Evy Fillman, December 2003

Alison Sharino is the perfect choice for your entertainment needs. Demo CD available on request.