Russell Joyner now known as Rallo was born in Anchorage, Alaska. He is currently working hard too pursue his passion in music. He started singing at the tender age of 4. Quickly progressing in voice over the years and learning various styles of music from R&B to Gospel from Rock to Pop, Rallo has acquired a unique sound of his own. With great crowd interaction and stage presence Rallo has won numerous awards from talent shows to karaoke contest to choir awards, singing for the mayor, universities, & opening up for several main stream artist such as Lupe Fiasco and being featured on websites such as American Idol and wwsmag.com. Rallo wants to take it to the next level. He wants to share with the world his passion for artistic sound and he longs to touch the hearts of all ages through music. Rallo is stepping out on faith and fully trusting God to direct his path in the music industry of today. He can hit the highs and he can hit the lows with a great personality and as older folk would say a well-seasoned soul. He wants to break new ground and soar to new heights. His goal is not to be a just a singer but a legend in music.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
RALLO: Anchorage, Alaska
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
RALLO: I started singing at the age of 4 and quickly progressed in voice. Over the years, learned various styles of music from R&B to Gospel from Rock to Pop. I can play the piano and I write. I’ve never had any professional vocal training. I’ve learned from watching YouTube videos and imitating other well-known vocalist.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own.
RALLO: I want to record and release my own music because that is my passion. Music is my outlet and it’s apart of who I am, and I know that I have what it takes.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
RALLO: My Songs vary from a wide range of life experiences whether it’s something I read, heard, seen, or went through. I draw from the raw emotion of any situation when I’m putting a song together
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
RALLO: Chris Brown, Michael Jackson, Trey Songz, Musiq Soulchild, Beyoncé, Aaliyah, Tyrese, Keri Hilson, Mariah, Katy Perry, Ledisi, John Legend, Maroon Five, Cee Lo, Jasmine Sullivan, Rihanna, Aerosmith and the list goes on and on.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
RALLO : I would describe me music as Timeless Art. You can listen to it now or ten years from now and it’s still going to put a smile on your face
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
RALLO: My drive, passion, determination, and the will to get my music heard. I am that artist that will spend time practicing for hours on something to make sure that it is down perfect.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in your music career and how did you overcome?
RALLO: The hardest thing that I have had to face is not having financial support from family and friends. I have had to really make a way and push myself; while trying to live a comfortable life style where I’m not living paycheck to paycheck. There was a time where I also had to take care of my sister while trying to balance going to the studio, pay for that, and barely make enough to support both us. When you’re surrounded by so many unmotivated, selfish individuals it can be depressing and drag down mentally emotionally and physically. I’ve always been a fighter and I’m still going to push as long as I have breath and life in my body.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
RALLO JOYNER: Currently I am working on 3 new projects, a club hit, a strong ballad and a makeover of a well-known song
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals?
RALLO: My goal is to be a multi-platinum selling artist at the top of the charts that breaks boundaries in music for male artist. I want to obtain song writer of the year, best performer, and I want to reshape fashion views and create an empire of success for younger artist to follow. I want to be a ray of light that gives hope to upcoming artist.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
RALLO: I see myself traveling, performing, making guest appearances, recording, mentoring, doing print work, promos, doing activist work, public speaking and really stretching my legs out within the music industry.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
RALLO: The best way to listen and obtain my music is @ www.reverbnation.com/rallomusic / www.facebook.com/rallomusic The best way to contact me @ email@example.com
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