Alisha Pillay is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter from Vancouver, BC. At the early age of seven, Alisha began taking dance, piano, guitar and voice lessons. Music quickly became her passion and with great determination to improve and expand her abilities, she began writing her own songs by age ten.
Some of Alisha's achievements to date include winning David Foster's Opportunity of a Lifetime Contest, the Shaw Star Discovery contest, Pitbull Promotions "Radio Active" competition and the "CHUM Emerging Artist" award in April 2010 for her debut single "Convicted". Alisha has been fortunate to share the stage with David Foster, Josh Groban, Renee Olstead, Maya Angelou, and Sarah McLachlan. Alisha was also awarded a scholarship to acclaimed Berklee College of Music and featured on the Billboard Canadian Update as an emerging artist following the success of her debut single "Convicted", which reached #38 on the Canadian Top 40 charts.
Alisha is an exceptionally versatile writer, dabbling in R&B, Pop and Hip Hop. Alisha has been working on a number of songwriting collaborations with various writers and producers, including Alisha "M'Jestie" Brooks (Rihanna "Pon de Replay"), James Fauntleroy (Chris Brown, Jordin Sparks, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake among many others), Jarvis Church of the Philosopher Kings (Nelly Furtado) and many others. Follow Alisha on her musical journey as she "re-energizes" the Canadian music scene!