Thank you for chatting with us today Alonzo. Let’s do a year in review – fill us in on all things Alonzo this year and what is on the horizon for 2020!
Hey! Happy New Year! & Thanks for this interview. Ahhh when I think of what’s coming in 2020 my soul literally just lights up. 2019 was amazing but It was also a huge year of growth for me. I was able to accomplish a lot. I released 2 songs. 1 Charted in top 100 on iTunes. I also toured with 4 U Prince Tour and I back up sang for Christina Aguilera. Although I was able to accomplish some amazing things in 2019 there’s so much more to come in 2020. I am so ready to take things to the next level. This year we will be releasing more music and TOURING which I am really excited about.
You have accomplished so much in your career, what big dreams are you chasing next?
Honestly my 2 biggest goals for this year are too make my career my ONLY source of income and get Beyonce’s attention so I can sign with Parkwood Entertainment. I know that can be looked at as a huge dream but I believe firmly in being clear with my intentions and the things you want to manifest.
Do you have a moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
I’d say the biggest moment of my career was definitely being on Americas Got Talent. I’ve learned that highs like that only come so often. That was 9 years ago so I’m definitely due for another high moment haha
Tell us what have been some challenges in your career so far? What have been the greatest achievements so far?
Ahhh I kind of paused on this question. I want to say that a huge challenge has just been being underestimated and not being given a real chance but recently I decided that I am no longer waiting on someone to give me a chance. The rise of Independent artists is real and we are out here on the grind. I think my greatest achievement so far was making the top 100 on itunes Rock Charts with a semi low social media following and no label or financial backing. That truly speaks to the possibilities in this business. All it takes is real dedication and hard work.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Such a good question. Well I went to college 2 ½ years and didn’t finish. Definitely regret that because I just owe them money haha. I’d also say I wish I would have started perusing my music career sooner. For years I was scared and didn’t think I was good enough. I didn’t get the confidence to really pursue being an artist until later. I truly feel if I started working as hard as I do now sooner I would be further along now.
Things have changed so much the past 10 years, tell us how do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
Well we see this is the age of Social Media. I don’t see this changing I think if anything it will get more intense. I think it’s good and bad. It’s bad because the industry has become an industry that says you have to have a social media following to have a career. This is pretty sad for people with exceptional amounts of talent. Some of the most talented people in the world are getting looked over because they don’t have “followers”. I’d say this social media age is good though because it gives independent artists the visibility they need to be successful without the help of a record label. You can literally sell music, shows, tours, merchandise, etc all by yourself and this is huge. Record labels have really fought to keep their power over the years and I see this continuing in years to come.
Tell us if you had to pick one – what would be a good theme song for your life?
EYE OF THE TIGER
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