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Singer/songwriter Alaine possesses a sweet voice, songwriting skills that show a depth of experiences and a smile that could brighten any day. This American born, Jamaican raised singer is generating quite a buzz in her home Jamaica and is ready to launch her career internationally. Alaine studied classical piano for four years and began writing songs at a very early age. Her talents as a singer and actress were recognized while she was a child and secured her roles in numerous Jamaican television programs and commercials, radio jingles, and theatrical productions. By age nine Alaine had been a Red Cross Ambassador, performed in several cabaret shows and national events, hosted a popular childrens television show, and landed herself a role in the movie Claras Heart starring Whoopi Goldberg. Alaine moved to New York in 1999 where she juggled working in an Investment Bank (JPMorgan) while pursuing her songwriting career. Her efforts resulted in her songs being recorded by artists signed to major record labels such as Bad Boy and J Records. Artists from the Philippines (Rachel Alejandro) as well as England and Canada have recorded her songs. Alaine has also sung hooks for Rocafella Recording artists Cameron and Freeway. Since returning to Jamaica in July of 2004 Alaine has worked with some of the islands top producers including the internationally acclaimed Sly Dunbar (No Doubt ) and Donovan Don Corleon Bennett (Sean Paul, T.O.K) . Her music is a mixture of traditional Jamaican Dancehall/Reggae rhythms combined with writing and vocal arrangements that showcase her R&B/Hip Hop influences.
Her song No Ordinary Love is climbing up Jamaican and various Caribbean charts and has become a fixture on several Caribbean and international play lists. The music video has also quickly become a favorite among young viewers. Her song Deeper is included on the Kingston 5 compilation which was released in early 2005 (Sony Europe). Her songs Chaka Chaka Love, Anything, Wine and Love Sound, a duet with Beres Hammond, are in regular rotation in the Caribbean territories. Alaine performed at Reggae Sumfest 2005 to positive reviews and has for two years, been a participant on a tour of several high schools in Jamaica with other popular Jamaican artists, spreading the message of HIV awareness and AIDS prevention. She is also one of twenty artists being showcased in the movie Made in Jamaica directed by Jerome Laperrousaz. A true rising star Alaine is the perfect combination of beauty and talent. Her authenticity shines through and her versatility is boundless. Her sweet voice coupled with her song writing skills perfectly combine to create an unforgettable sound that is all her own.