Perhaps it's Monica Alcorano's exotic Greek and Italian parentage which leads the London-born singer songwriter to draw attention but get to know her and you will see there is much more to her both as an artist and person.
Born in Tottenham, London, Monica started singing in her school choir from the age of 7. Her talent was spotted at an early age and she became the lead singer of the young choir group. In her early teens, Monica won many local talented contests in her town and at secondary school. This early success got her noticed by a local production company. Then at 14, Monica began finding herself as a songwriter and began writing and recording her own music and performing alongside rappers at live venues and under 18 clubs in her town.
To further her craft, Monica enrolled at the Amersham and Wycombe performing arts college and at 17, during the beginning of her second year, she was scouted by an Italian management and label company to go out to Rome and work with Italy's most talented producers. This was an important learning experience for Monica, adding studio experience to her already significant live performance experience.
Hungry for more live experience, Monica performing in every venue she could get into to build her fanbase and in a chance meeting impressed EMI publishing signed Producer/writer OD Hunte (Emeli Sande, Leona Lewis, Wretch 32, EA Sports) and was signed to a development deal as OD saw the potential in Monica. Although it would have been easy to try to imitate her professional idols JLo, Aaliyah, Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears, Monica is instead striving to explore her own creative possibilities and draw fans into her own world.
Monica has been no stranger to attention as a part time professional model but was surprised to be randomly scouted for ITV's 'Take Me Out' series 6 which she appeared in but found no love on.
The Monica Alcorano EP is due out Sept 2014. Register at her website MonicaAlcorano.com to be kept up to date with her new videos, acoustic versions, live and personal appearances.