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Alyson Avenue

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Sweden (1989 – 2007, 2008 – present)

Alyson Avenue is a band from Sweden formed in 1989 by a couple of friends who intended to play rock in the way Treat and Europe amongst others did. Its musical style was described as . Originally, the band had a male vocalist, eventually replaced by Anette Olzon, now of Nightwish. The band released two albums: Presence of Mind and Omega.

The music tended to a much more poppy sound for a while but at the rehearsals you could hear the band playing everything from to even . When playing live Alyson Avenue always had concentrated to perform & only though.
During the following years Alyson Avenue several times had to take a break due to different directions where the individual band members the music wanted to go. They nevertheless always seemed to find the right way back to each others as the friendship was very strong.

In 1999, the band sent out a demo to the press and gained huge feedback for their sound. With a little help by the belgian melodic rock orientated magazine Rock Report, Alyson Avenue found the right contacts to some labels. Unfortunately not much happened. Main song-writer and keyboard player Niclas Olsson got the band together again to record another new 4 track demo which finally resulted in a record deal with AOR Heaven.

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  • antonia_martin

    Amazing band... sound like 80' Anette sound amazing here

    22 Jan 7:16pm Reply
  • Tarjever

    Not good, not bad... let it be. More suitable band for Anette, IMHO.

    30 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Swedishgirl93

    http://soundcloud.com/alysonavenue/destinys-door

    15 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Lidit

    Хм. Нравится мне русское описание. Взяли с Вики. а на Вики я постила это описание:D

    30 Oct 2011 Reply
  • thesapox

    Amazing new album! I've just uploaded some pictures from the new photoshoot, please vote.

    8 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Marcelus777

    Amazing Aor band!!

    13 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Swedishgirl93

    So many words unsaid

    6 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Klaplopert

    Getting rid of Anette Olzon was the best thing that ever happened to this band. They're awesome now.

    24 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Alerelean

    I love Anette in Nightwish and as I did with Theatre of Tragedy's new singer Nell, I checked out their old band and fell in love with it also. So now after I got into Nightwish and Theatre of Tragedy, I got Alyson Avenue and The Crest. It's like buy one, get one free. Though that sounds a little bad, and I don't mean it that way. Anyway, I love the 80's sound here and Anette seems to shine in this genre, even more so than in Nightwish surprisingly. The only thing I don't like is her hair here. She changed it a lot over the years, but early on it wasn't to my liking. Otherwise, amazing band, sound, and Anette!

    14 Jul 2010 Reply
  • TheCryOfSilence

    Wow Alyson Avenue is a great band, I really like the 80s sound :D

    17 Jun 2010 Reply
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    29 Mar 2010 Reply
  • NightVermillion

    v You are going to love it, Teriyaki. I am among the people who found this band thanks to Annette and she sings wonderfully here.

    22 Dec 2009 Reply
  • salvador-rudy

    LOOOOL at anette :P hehe

    5 Nov 2009 Reply
  • ringwraith10

    It seems as though this band has become much more well known since Anette joined Nightwish. I, too, first heard of them for this reason. I will say, though, that Anette sounds really good in this band! I honestly think she is better suited to this genre.

    3 Nov 2009 Reply
  • diegohendrix

    very good band!!!

    13 Oct 2009 Reply
  • DeadlyDevil

    I hate Anettes hair in this XD

    11 Oct 2009 Reply
  • NightVermillion

    Annette sings wonderfully in both bands, for me at least.

    7 Oct 2009 Reply
  • fi_moon

    Alyson Avenue is a very good band its bitch lol........

    6 Sep 2009 Reply
  • PatrickMLima

    Anette sang better in AA than Nightwish. Tha's true. LOve her voice in AA

    3 Sep 2009 Reply
  • britdamage

    Nightwish were so much bette without her but AA are not a good band too with or without her

    2 Sep 2009 Reply
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