Alexa Ferr

So tell us where you were born Alexa?

I was born in Etobicoke, Ontario,

and grew up in Toronto, Ontario. I went to Our Lady of Fatima Elementary School and graduated from the Regional Arts Program at St. Elizabeth Catholic High School in Thornhill, Ontario in 2013.

What was the biggest inspiration in your life that created this dream and vision to become who you are today?

Since a young age I’ve always loved music, the way the beat makes me feel and the emotion and stories behind each song. My mom always loved music in general, she would always make me listen to Michael and Janet Jackson, Madonna and Britney Spears growing up so I was always highly interested in entertainment. I used to sing for my family all the time and that expanded into performing in local contests, followed by joining an acting agency that flew us out to LA for a talent convention. At the LA convention, I also was in a singing contest as well and got call backs from producers so I ended up sticking to music and was flying back and forth from Toronto to LA for a good 3–4 years before officially moving out here!

My inspiration has been drawn from so many different artists that made me want to be on stage and entertain people, share my passions (singing, writing and dancing) and inspire others to go after their dreams too!

What difference do you notice in the music industry between Canada and the USA?

There used to be a huge difference. To me personally, I think there are so many incredibly talented artists in Canada, but for some reason it’s difficult for them to break out into the U.S and there’s not enough push. I believe it’s definitely been getting a lot better especially with artists like Drake, The Weeknd

and Partynextdoor who put Toronto on the map!

I think if you make it in the U.S you can pretty much expand and make it in other parts of the world but hopefully more Canadian artists will expand their fanbases!

At such a young age you have worked with a lot of professionals!! What has been the best advice given you to you by your mentors etc?

The best advice I’ve been given is to just be myself and to truly be confident in everything I do. Also another great piece of advice. I was given, was to never give up on anything I do! If it’s my passion, keep pushing through it and to keep working my ass off because it’ll pay off in the end!

What male artist would you like to collaborate with?

I would love to collaborate with Tory Lanez, Drake, The Weeknd, PND

Kendrick Lamar, Ty Dolla $ign, Young Thug, 6lack, Anderson .Paak…. there’s so many!

What female artist would you like to collaborate with?

JoJo, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Madonna, Tinashe, Jhene Aiko, Syd from the Internet.

Jhene Aiko

What types of schools/training have you attended for your singing/dancing to give you the confidence to perform like you do?

I started dancing at 4 and began competitive dancing at Rugcutterz Danz Artz back in Toronto for 8 years

but also took a lot of classes in LA and personally trained with a lot of different choreographers such as Tyce Miller, Kenya Clay, and Eden Shabtai. I’ve worked with a lot of different photographers as well so that has definitely helped with my confidence in front of the camera too. I’ve also had a lot of voice coaches over the years too that helped with my confidence and stage presence. It’s been a long journey since I started but I’m so ready right now for what’s about to come!

What are your top venues to perform at, that you would love to revisit?

I would love to perform at The Mic Live

and Whisky A Go Go

again! I performed at the House of Blues

location in Los Angeles a couple of times!

What advice would you give a young artist who is just starting out in this industry?

My advice for any young artist who is just starting out in the industry is to believe in yourself and work hard!! Good luck comes but it doesn’t last without the hard work to back it up, but also to not be too hard on yourself and stay positive!

What was one of your favourite moments performing that touched your heart in a special way?

I recently performed at one of the Mic Live showcases in Studio City, CA hosted by Sean Young and Big Billy Moss.

It was my first time performing my new single and the audience was so lit! I saw so many girls that were really feeling the words and the beat as well as a lot of dudes too so that felt good to know that people like my new sound and connect with the song as well!

Who has been your biggest supporter in your life?

My parents!! I could not have done any of this without them! They are my backbone and have taught me so much!

Any shout outs?

I’d love to give a huge shout out to my family and my man who are my rock! Also to my besties, Th3ory who produced the single and my upcoming project and my assistant Amandah who is the greatest assistant/friend ever and is truly a blessing to have in my life! Everyone I mentioned is!

What is your number one song that you have made that you hold dearest to your heart?

The new single I dropped, “Room For 2"

and a song called “Climb” that will be on the new project are the two most personal songs that really mean a lot to me but anyone can relate to both.

What is your favourite quote?

I have a few, “Ama te stesso” which is Italian for “Always Love Yourself” and another quote I love is “God will not give you more than you can handle.”