Bio

Marc Aliana is an electronic rock singer, songwriter and guitarist born in Barcelona and currently located in Oakland, CA, who has earned nominations in the American Songwriting Awards and the Hollywood Songwriting Competition.

“La Güerita” is Aliana’s second single introducing The Entertainer, a concept EP that follows the rise and demise of an anonymous character on a desperate mission for success and celebrity. In this chapter, the Entertainer gets his voice stolen by a mysterious witch from the desert. Tex-Mex guitars, Krautrock-reminiscent synth work, and surfing-to-galloping drum beats set an indie rock landscape to this epic tale of boundless quest and misfortune.

Marc Aliana’s adventure in the US started in 2011. Landing in Los Angeles with a cabin-size suitcase, his Telecaster guitar, and no plans beyond a one-night stay at the cheapest hotel by the airport, he wound up in San Diego playing his first American show just a few days later. From there, he ventured out on multiple for-hire tours across the US, Mexico and Japan. The less glamorous side of touring came paired with survival-mode budgets which often had him sleeping on strangers’ couches, airport floors, or No-Country-For-Old-Men-esque motels.

Attracted to its rock scene and cinematic history, Aliana relocated to LA and soon started writing his own material. However, vocal damage forced him to put singing on hold. In 2015, Aliana was hired as the lead guitarist with Burn The Floor, a Broadway show that took him on a year-long world tour. He used his time off to resume writing, while retraining his voice in empty theaters and noisy laundromats. Aliana later set up his home studio in Oakland, where he produced and recorded The Entertainer.

Aliana's next single "The Entertainer" will be released on November 16, 2018. Marc is currently supervising the editing of an upcoming music video to this track, as well as preparing a solo show in which he will be looping synths, guitars, drums, and vocals.

Photo by Frank Rodrick.

Photo by Frank Rodrick.