Alissa Tissingh

 

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Hi, I am Alissa, Bassist, Singer and songwriter of the band PULSE. 

I was born on the 12th of May 1991 and after seeing my first Deep Purple music dvd I was hooked, interested and ready to play music. When I was 11 years old I got my first own bass guitar and started practicing right away! When I was able to play some songs, I soon started my first band. At same time I also took 5 years of lessons from a local guitar teacher. Since then I never had lessons of any kind. 

When I was 12 years old I saw my greatest inspiration live and right in front of me; Roger Glover and I knew that music was going to be my greatest joy. I was going to be a bassist!
Music still is and always wil be my greatest love. It gives me the opportunity to express myself in good and bad times. 

Fortunately enough, I could use ( and still use) the shed from my dad to practice in. It is my lovely rehearsal/record room where I come to rest and chill. Anyway, not long after that I started singing because at that time, there was no one else who would and could do that. It took me a few years to get comfortable with that. Besides playing bass and singing I also play drums and guitar! Sometimes I even make electronic music with MIDI instruments. I played in a few bands throughout the years, did some fun gigs and I started to get better and better. I was around 15/16 years old when I started to write my own tunes. My confidence and skills grew and I was ready for a more serious band. 

Then I got in touch with Youri, a drummer who I had known since elementary school.
We met, started playing and had some great fun together. Throughout the years we sadly had not seen each other because we were at different schools and did not have much time for music or maintaining our friendship. We luckily always shared the same passion for music and the way it should sound and be made, we soon would meet again. We have played with different guitarists in that period of time, however without any success. We also were jamming just with the two of us. At the same time my skills as a songwriter grew and I wanted to add more challenging riffs and pieces to spice up our music. In 2012 we formed PULSE, at first another guitarist joined us but unfortunately he wasn’t good enough to play the songs that I wrote. 

From that moment on I did not care about guitarists, all I wanted to do was record my ideas and make new songs. There were so many ideas in my head that I really had the urge to record those as fast as possible. So I just started to play the guitar by myself. It was a great feeling, I felt proud and wanted more. I also wanted Youri my best music friend to play those songs live with me. Therefore we needed a guitarist again and eventually we found Robin. 

Every song I write is  mostly created and recorded on the spot. That is the way I like it: Impulsive. My roll in the band is simple: playing Bass, singing and songwriting.
The three things I love the most! I am looking forward to play more shows for a greater audience, I really want our songs to be heard worldwide!!! 

Inspirations are: Rush, Deep Purple, любз, ДДТ, Ария, Слот, Rufus Wainwright, Headstones, Paul McCartney and Noel Gallagher but I get inspiration out of every, and I mean every source around me! 

Gear: Musicman bass, TC-Electronic amps and Rotosound strings. 

Other hobbies besides music: learning, develop languages, chilling with friends, collecting movies and music. 

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