Born Alyssa Cooper (known as AlyssA) is an accomplished stand-up comic, writer, actress, and passionate activist for the environment and alternative health movements.
Alyssa released her first full length album entitled Within. Since the album's release in late 2008, AlyssA was been nominated for Best Pop Song for Feel the Softness (track five) by the Inland Empire Music Awards in Riverside, California. AlyssA collaborated with musician Deron Johnson, who co-produced this album with her. Other musicians involved with the album are Bakithi Kumalo on bass, James Genus on upright bass, Jimmy Paxson on percussion and drums, and Chris Bruce on guitar.