Alys has fun on USA adventure

Alys Longmate brushed shoulders with musical greats during her US tour.
Alys Longmate brushed shoulders with musical greats during her US tour. Geoff Potter

LOOK out, LA, Alys Longmate is on her way.

The Tewantin musician may be only 16 but she's already had a taste of the high life.

And she wants some more.

The popular songstress has already achieved more than most performers do in a lifetime and got to rub shoulders with some of the industry's biggest names when she performed at a pre-Grammys red-carpet event.

Then there were the five days she spent in Nashville, enjoying some singing and songwriting with Tonic's Emerson Hart.

But Alys's adventures didn't stop there as she also got to meet The Offspring's guitarist, Todd Morse, and spent time writing with him before they performed at the pre-Grammys party in LA.

"When Todd recommended me to perform there and I got the call I literally freaked out and tried not to scream," she said.

"I had four to five days to prepare for it but I got to perform three of my own original songs.

"Things just started happening really fast. It just all snowballed. I had to get used to LA speed.

"But playing at the pre- Grammys was amazing."

To add to the night's excitement, Alys found herself sitting next to the Jackson family at the event.

"I couldn't believe I was sitting with Michael Jackson's family. One of them looked identical to him," she said.

"The pre-Grammy event was just a huge celebration and I was lucky enough to sit next to such a big musical family.

"The whole two weeks in America was amazing.

"I met so many incredible people in both the music and acting industry it was like I was in a movie."

Alys hopes the two weeks won't be her only taste of life in America.

"My first performance there was with my own original work and hopefully there will be more to come," she said.

She is in the final stages of recording her first album, which she hopes to release in the next month, and an offer from Emerson Hart's studio could see her returning to Nashville in May to begin work on her next album.

"It's all in the pipeline at the moment," the singer said.

"Negotiations are under way so nothing is definite.

"My first album will just be released in Australia and I am hoping the next will branch out further."

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