On Tap

Allison Stella

Aug 07, 2017

HOME BASE: Surf City

STYLE: New jazz/pop and cross-genre covers with a singer-songwriter sensibility.

LINEUP: Allison Stella, piano, vocals, loop machine.

FUN FACTS: Stella’s day job is as an English teacher at Barnegat High School. She’s originally from Hamburg, Pa.

NOTED INFLUENCES: Melody Gardot, Billy Joel, Elton John, Norah Jones, Postmodern Jukebox, The Swell Season, Damien Rice, Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, Ben Folds

TWO’S TAKE: “Her covers of such songs as ‘Maneater’ by Hall and Oates and ‘Ex’s and Oh’s’ by Elle King feature her unique vocal flair as well as nod to the jazz riffs and rules she was raised on.” She creates live loops to give her songs a full, rich, multi-layered sound.

CHECK OUT: Allison Stella Music on Facebook and her original songs on SoundCloud.

BE THE JUDGE: Wednesdays evenings at The Plantation, Harvey Cedars; Thursday evenings at Daymark, Barnegat Light; Sundays at Kelly’s, Barnegat Light. She basically owns the North End’s 6 to 9 p.m. scene.  —V.F.

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