Singer/songwriter and harpist Alana Conway has been singing since 10 years of age.
Born in Bendigo, Victoria into a musical family, Alana's passion for music soon became apparent after performing the Australian National Anthem for her first professional appearance at the age of 14. In 2006 at the age of 16 Alana begun playing the harp thus beginning her love affair with folk music and creating the beautiful combination of harp and vocals, the signature feature in her performances today.
Keen to pursue a musical career Alana went on to study classical voice at Melbourne University, completing her Bachelor of Music Performance degree in 2011. Alana was also a semi-finalist on season 4 of Seven Networks Australia's Got Talent in 2010 and a national finalist for the 2011 Limelight Magazine singing competition.
A performer that's hard to categorise, Alana's voice lends itself to a variety of genres including folk, classical crossover and pop/rock music.
Signed to ABC Music/Universal in 2013, Alana's debut album 'Fields of Gold' charted at No.2 in the Classical Crossover ARIA charts and also saw a successful regional tour of Victoria after the album launch in Melbourne's stunning Princess Theatre.
Since the debut of Alana's 'Fields of Gold' album, her career highlights include the 2013 Rob Guest Endowment Gala Concert at Sydney's Lyric Theatre, special performances alongside Denis Walter at Geelong's 'Denis Walter Carols by the Bay' and Channel Nine's Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight at the Sidney-Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne, a guest performance on ABC series Spicks and Specks, 2014 Melbourne Grand Prix, the 2014 Lord Mayors New Year's Eve Party on the steps of the Sydney Opera House and the In Memoriam music feature at the 2015 TV Week Logies Awards.
Currently touring her show 'Songbird- The Songs of Eva Cassidy' which premiered at the 2014 Melbourne Cabaret Festival and has since sold out performances at the 2016 Brisbane Cabaret Festival and Wollongong Music Festival.
Alana is also working on her second album of original work due for release end of 2018.