Born in Atlanta and raised in Slidell Louisiana, Alicia started her journey into music singing at her local church at the age of twelve. Growing up in a family with five younger brothers she found peace in a hectic household through listening to music and finding comfort in lyrics. Having influences consisting of Melissa Etheridge, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, George Michael and of course the late great MJ helped her natural music talents quickly grow, developing her powerful and sultry voice. Alicia’s music is driven by a comfort with her sexuality, life experiences and drawing influence from real life situations.
” My goal is to tell a story with my lyrics and music and help people relate to situations in their life. I have been blessed in my life and want to give back doing what I love.” -AFB.
Despite her accomplished educational background in Psychology and Spanish, she chose to pursue her passion in music. After graduating from Sac State in 2004, she decided to return home to Utah and began extensive vocal and performance training. In 2008 she auditioned for American Idol and was one of the 200 finalists from Salt Lake City. She has also auditioned for the X Factor, the Voice and America’s Got Talent. It didn’t take long for Alicia to realize she needed to take her music career into her own hands. She has teamed up with Joe Haze, an acclaimed producer, to create ‘Unthinkable’, her first upcoming album.