Allyson Murrell is a 27-year-old singer-songwriter from Pickering, Ontario. She is an honours graduate from the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, and also has her Bachelor of Education. Allyson sings, plays piano and saxophone, and is also a visual artist.
Allyson grew up infatuated with the arts, and began playing instruments and listening to a wide range of musical genres at a young age. Her musical influences include singer-songwriters such as Sia, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Norah Jones, and Tori Kelly. Through her studies at the University of Toronto she has been able to expand and develop her proficiency on the piano, and her knowledge of musical composition. As a result, her songs are often led by vivid piano motifs and creative chord structures. Similar to her love of creating music is her love of creating art. Allyson loves all forms of artistic expression, but she specializes in acrylic and alcohol ink painting. She often uses poetry, song lyrics, and verses from the Bible to inspire the colours, subject matter, and compositions of her paintings.
For the last 10 years, Allyson has spent much of her spare time song-writing, performing at various venues in the GTA, creating paintings, and teaching music and art. She released an album titled Inspiration in 2015, has sold multiple paintings, and is currently working on a new music project that combines her love of music with her love of visual arts.
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What people are saying...
Owner of Free Your Voice Studio
“One of the things I love is Allyson's use of words to paint thoughts and images so vividly against her use of beautifully crafted melodic lines. Regrets, The City Has Eyes, More Than My Skin, are all tracks that stand out at first listen.”
I hosted a birthday party for my friends 30th at a bar in Toronto and Allyson was an amazing touch to the night. I highly recommend Allyson for her professionalism and talent - she was so helpful in the planning stage and easy to communicate with. I knew from her videos that she was a great singer, but in person, WOW. She is fiercely talented, and a truly captivating performer.
We had booked Allyson at the beginning of the year at our venue for a large dinner event and we have since booked her two more times. Allyson is absolutely amazing at what she does, her music is delightful and I plan on continuing to use her for upcoming events. I highly recommend Allyson and you will not be disappointed.
Director of Choral Activities, U of T
“Her music is not just run-of-the-mill. Allyson’s lyrics are heartfelt and the music suits them beautifully… for each song, she does something different.”