3 Ring Circus Music, the independent company founded by Jeffrey Steele, has signed Singer/Songwriter Alyssa Bonagura to a publishing deal.
Daughter of RCA country music stars Michael Bonagura and Kathie Baillie of “Baillie And The Boys”, Bonagura has been performing live music since age 3. She first recorded for a duet with Kenny Rogers at age 10 and first went on tour at age 13 opening up for Marty Stuart on a 50 city tour. Bonagura attended Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts in the U.K. where she had the opportunity to perform at the cities 2008 European Capital of Culture events.
Bonagura has recorded and performed with artists such as Vince Gill, Matt Maher, Jo Dee Messina, and Jeffrey Steele, as well as national placements of her own music in 2012 Lowe's Commercial “I Make My Own Sunshine”.
“I remember the first time David Conrad played some of Alyssa’s music for me. I was blown away. Alyssa is one of the most talented up and coming writer / artists I have seen in a long time. She has an old soul and brings a tremendous passion and authenticity with her music. We are extremely excited to have her join the family here at 3 Ring Music”. – Darrell Franklin
"She's the goods! When she first introduced herself and told me who her parents were and that she was working with David Conrad, I just got that feeling. She's the most inspiring and creative singer/songwriter I have seen in a long time." - Jeffrey Steele
Bonagura (center) is pictured with her creative team at 3 Ring Circus [l to r]: [Davis Dirickson, PLLC partner R. Landon Dirickson, Esq., ASCAP Senior Creative Director LeAnn Phelan, 3 Ring Circus Music Director of A&R/Artist Management Casey LeVasseur, Franklin Publishing & Management President Darrell Franklin, Alyssa Bonagura, 3 Ring Circus Music President Jeffrey Steele, ASCAP Senior Creative Director Mike Sistad.
Photo credit: Colin M Lewis - Stella Cadente ENT