Alanna Vicente is a chameleon with a love for storytelling through music, modeling and acting. She was born into a military family in Hawaii and soon after settled in Southern California. In seventh grade, her band director convinced her to switch from flute to trombone. He said her long arms would be great for it! (She thanks him for that.) One afternoon as she headed to marching band practice, she was scouted by a modeling agency. At seventeen years old, she signed with Elite Models and has been in the business ever since.
Inspired by singers such as Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, and Astrud Gilberto, Ms. Vicente enrolled in a jazz vocal class at Santa Monica College. Soon after, she began performing in Los Angeles with various bands…exploring jazz, blues, electronic and pop music.
Seeking contrast, Miss Vicente headed to New York. She was lucky to cross paths with artist/producer Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow) while on a modeling job across the hall from his Soho studio. They formed an electronic duo called OKTOBERLIGHT. In 2007, they wrote an 80’s inspired song called “POP! GOES MY HEART” for the film, MUSIC & LYRICS. Hugh Grant sang it.
Currently in LA, Alanna is performing regularly with a jazzy/loungy vibed band called Alanna & These Fine Gentlemen. They just wrapped a year long residency at Seventy7 Lounge in Culver City and can be found at Hotel Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica or at your next cocktail party!
Alanna is also finishing up an EP with bassist Jonathan Flaugher. They are known as Jonny & Alanna. Two tracks, “GOLDSTAR” and “WE ARE THE NEXT ONES” can be heard on this site, along with other original songs she’s written. Stay tuned for a release this spring!
When she’s not performing or modeling, you will most likely find her shooting photos, playing beach volleyball, surfing, swimming, baking, playing golf, or on a flying trapeze! You never know…