Alanna Sterling is a multi-instrumentalist singer songwriter that fuses jazz, rock and ska elements paired with with soulful vocals and meaningful lyrics to create an eclectic sound unlike anything you've heard before. After starting on piano at age 3, Alanna has taught herself over 40 instruments, currently focusing on guitar, trumpet, saxophone and of course her powerful voice which ranges from raspy belted notes to delicate falsetto. She uses her songwriting abilities as a platform to speak about issues of all sizes that affect her on a personal level in hopes that her songs can help others heal and cope with their own struggles. Her goal as a musician is to raise awareness about topics like mental illness, addiction, child abuse, rape culture, LGBTQ+ rights, body positivity, and our society's dire need for feminism.
Alanna has performed hundreds of gigs all across Ottawa and surrounding areas in the past few years, as well as parts of Europe. She performed in Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 & 2018, Jazzfest 2016, Mountain Man Fest 2016, Ubiklektik Music Festival (Budapest, Hungary) 2016. Her second album, "Visible Spectrum" released on July 31st 2016 and is available on most music sites including: iTunes, Spotify and Amazon Music.
In March 2018, Alanna decided to start streaming on Twitch under the alias MermaidUnicorn. Twitch is a platform where people can stream a live video for anyone to watch and comment on which allows for real-time interaction between Alanna and her fans all around the world. This has been an amazing opportunity for Alanna, allowing her to grow the reach of her music.