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 began 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 studied classical voice at Melbourne University. She was also a semi-finalist on Australia's Got Talent in 2010 and a national finalist in the 2011 Limelight Magazine singing competition.
A performer who is 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.
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 Mayor’s 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.
Alana is currently touring her show Songbird – The Songs of Eva Cassidy which premiered at the 2014 Melbourne Cabaret Festival, followed by 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 by end of 2018.