Allegra Miles is a 17 year-old soulful pop singer/songwriter. Allegra sings with soul and vocal control well beyond her years. Born in San Diego, CA, Allegra then spent 5 years living in the U.S. Virgin Islands before moving to Palm Beach County, Florida in 2014. She regularly performs in the West Palm Beach music scene in solo gigs and with other musicians, singing her originals and covers at restaurants, festivals, competitions, and more in South Florida and wherever she travels. Allegra wants her music to connect people and spread more love.
The Voice Season 18: Out of 40,000 who auditioned, Allegra made it on NBC’s ‘The Voice,’ Season 18 (which aired Feb. - May, 2020), as a member of Team Nick Jonas. Allegra gained wide-spread popularity on the show as her coach described her as a “storyteller” with an ability to “thread the needle of a song” using her own unique arrangements and stunning emotional expression. Coaches called her heart-felt performances “magical,” and her unique sound a “finale tone.” She made it to the semi-finals as the youngest artist in the top-9 at 17. Recap: Allegra performed in the Blind Auditions for The Voice on March 2nd, 2020, at age 16. She sang her own soulful version of "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon, accompanying herself on the keyboard, and inspiring Kelly Clarkson and Nick Jonas to turn their chairs and compliment Allegra on her unique tone, emotional connection to the song and her musical arraignment. The coaches each fought hard for her, and Allegra ultimately chose Team Nick. Next, on March 23rd, Allegra performed in the Battle Rounds. She and her battle partner, Michael Williams, sang a stunningly beautiful duet with their own arraignment of "How Will I know" by Whitney Houston, both impressing all the coaches with their artistry and vocal control. Nick picked Allegra for the winner and saved Michael. Allegra moved on to the Knockout Rounds on April 20th, going head to head with her teammate, Jacob Miller. She sang an emotional and unique version of 'Chandelier' by Sia, winning the round to move on to the Live Performances. The first-ever remote Live Playoffs were filmed from home on May 4th due to the Covid-19 stay-at-home orders. Allegra sang a heartfelt tribute to New York as it struggles with the challenges of Covid-19 with "New York State of Mind." Her coach, Nick Joans saved Allegra and she advanced to the Top 9. She performed "Overjoyed" by Stevie Wonder in the Semi-Finals on May 11th, competing with her one remaining teammate for America's votes due to a rule that only the top vote-getter from each team would move forward. Her wonderful journey on the show came to an end after she sang her Instant Save song, "In My Blood" by Shawn Mendes. Allegra is extremely grateful for the opportunity to be part of The Voice Season 18. For press, blogs, and photos of Allegra's journey on the show, see more.
Making a difference: Allegra's desire to make a positive difference in the world has been deeply engrained in her since childhood, when she sang for the Kids For Peace movement in San Diego CA, singing at fundraisers and peace marches from age 3 to 6. Recently, Allegra has used her platform as a musician to benefit organizations like the World Health Organization, Hospitality Helping Hands and others that are providing Covid-19 relief to her community and elsewhere on a global level. She has participated in large on-line music festivals including Save the Scene, Hope Isn't Cancelled, and Bands for Hands, and created many of her own music live streams on social media, all to raise funds for Covid-19 relief organizations.
Music background: Allegra comes from a very musical family. Her mom is a music therapist who is a singer/songwriter, plays guitar and piano, and performs regularly in the South Florida area. Her dad plays the bass and guitar, and her older sister plays guitar & piano. They all play together sometimes at open mics and gatherings. Allegra started playing the piano when she was four, playing the guitar and writing songs at 12, and started gigging out two years ago.
Musical style: Allegra has a unique, recognizable sound whether singing originals or covers, which could be best described as soulful. Her music draws from jazz, soul, and singer-songwriter styles, as can be heard not only in her voice, but in her choice of chords, progressions and melodic structures that are nothing short of captivating. She makes covers her own by adding her creative melodies and even new lyrics to amplify the feel and message of the song. When she sings, Allegra creates an atmosphere that grabs attention in a crowded room, and cuts through the noise so that people start listening. Guaranteed, you will feel something hearing her and will be enthralled by her artistry.
Songwriting: Allegra began writing and publishing songs 4 years ago. Her originals are musically and lyrically sophisticated, captivating audiences with songs ranging from chill/R&B-inspired to upbeat and uplifting, songs that have depth and authenticity one would not expect from someone so young. She is always working on writing new music. Allegra’s originals can be heard on YouTube, her website, Spotify and other streaming services (see links below).
Theatre background: Allegra has been doing various forms of theatre her whole life. She’s had training and experience in acting, voice, and dance, starting at two years old. Allegra completed the Professional Theatre Training Program at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts in Jupiter, FL in August, 2019, a 2-year, full time program, at the age of 16. Recently, Allegra performed in professional productions of Mamma Mia!, Beauty and the Beast, and Me and My Girl, and conservatory productions of In the Heights, Cats, Sister Act, 42nd Street, Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, Anything Goes and Suessical. Allegra co-wrote, produced and directed a short musical, Ten Years Without You, which was performed by professional actors onstage at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s ARC Festival of New Theatre Works in 2018, at the age of 15.
Honors and Awards: At age 16, Allegra made it on to NBC's 'The Voice' Season 18 and made it to the semi-finals (see above). At age 13, Allegra made her solo debut at Carnegie Hall in December, 2016, as a 1st place winner in the musical theatre category for the international vocal competition, American Protégé. At age 12, Allegra sang the National Anthem in front of 5,500 fans at the Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida before a Miami Marlins/St. Louis Cardinals spring training game. Other awards include: The Peggy & Rick Katz Award for Outstanding Achievement, Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts; Honorable Mention, Hal Leonard Vocal Competition; the Ruth Sis Frank Merit Scholarship – Platinum Level, St. John School of the Arts, USVI.
From the Media: "…Her name is Allegra Miles...She's only 16 years old and has already wowed so many crowds with her vocal ability and sheer talent as a songwriter as well. The neo-soul pop singer is from West Palm Beach and is turning heads wherever she goes. I wish there were more ways to describe her other than "what the ****?" but there really isn't but, I'm going to try anyways. We've already established that Allegra can sing but, Jesus, the texture in her voice is something similar to that of literally watching butter melt. It's silky and smooth yet, has some sort of jarring effect that will leave you wanting more even when she's done. This girl has conquered every cover and original she's performed. Her voice has this "it" factor that a lot of singers these days lack. She commands attention on the stage and can make anyone who wasn't paying attention immediately stop and look and wonder how that voice is coming from this girl…” ~~ From PabloPodCasto and Friends blog, June 2019
Allegra knows the sheer power and importance of music, today especially, and wants to do everything she can to bring more love and light into the world through music.