Professional Musician + Non-Binary Rocker
Allegra Hernandez is a musician and guitarist from Des Moines, IA. Their music is layered with intricate dynamics and rich, melodic, guitar on top of heartfelt vocals. Allegra lets the music speak for itself onstage, with an organic and loud performance. Their music draws inspiration from many genres and styles. Allegra released an EP in the Spring of 2020 entitled Pearl and is working on more music for another release in Fall of 2022.
Aside from being an artist, Allegra also is a music educator and teaches guitar and bass lessons at School of Rock West Des Moines while also being a show director for the school's student bands. Additionally, they also studied music at McNally Smith College of Music and Berklee College of Music, where they graduated from in 2020. They also work with a local non-profit, Girls Rock! Des Moines. As a non-binary person, Allegra is passionate about supporting and uplifting transgender, gender non-conforming, and queer youth. They are also passionate about making music accessible to everyone. Find Allegra's music on major streaming platforms.
GIGS & UPDATES
Album Release Show 11/18
Allegra is releasing their debut album Gift Exchange on Major Platforms 11/4/22. Their release show is on 11/18 @ xBk Live. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/allegra-hernandez-album-release-tickets-399617766497?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
Snailmate, Haploid, and Allegra - 9/4 @ Lefty's Live Music
Allegra is playing at Lefty's 9/4 with Snailmate and Haploid. Tickets @ door!
The Guitar Department Episode #43
I was featured on The Guitar Department with Joe Alton for a 2nd time on episode #43! I talked about my guitar playing style, work I do with Girls Rock! Des Moines, School of Rock West Des Moines, and about my upcoming album Gift Exchange out on November 4th! I played through an unreleased song that you'll be able to hear on the album as well that is in open G6 tuning. This show also airs on Mediacom channel 22!
If you watch the whole episode, you can learn more about root/5/9 guitar chord voicings and hear a demo of the Metal Muff FX pedal!
NEW MUSIC IN THE WORKS
Allegra is releasing a new album on 11/4/2022 called Gift Exchange. This will be a 10-track record with new songs and will reflect my current sound. I've evolved and changed a lot as a musician since I released Pearl EP in 2020 and I cannot wait to release this!
Allegra Hernandez is a guitarist, musician, and songwriter from Des Moines, IA. Their music is layered with intricate dynamics and rich, melodic, guitar on top of heartfelt vocals. Allegra lets the music speak for itself onstage, with an organic, high-energy performance. Allegra releases their debut full-length LP entitled Gift Exchange on November 4th. Gift Exchange encapsulates Allegra's life experiences involving personal identity, past memories, and overcoming hardship. Ultimately, the journey shows growth into a fully realized person with a positive outlook on life. It showcases and presents Allegra's signature style and songwriting, with equal focus on driving instrumentals and powerful vocals featuring introspective lyrics. The album demonstrates sweeping musical and lyrical composition drawing the listener into an indelible experience. All vocal, guitar, and bass parts were written and performed by Allegra. At live shows, Allegra plays with Vimka Nochvay on bass and Aaron Larimer on drums. Find Allegra's music on streaming platforms and updates on allegrahernandez.com
Artwork by Cameryn Berridge @works_by_cam on Instagram.
NETWORK WITH ME
Contact me below for booking inquiries, take a guitar or bass lesson from me, hire me for studio work, or something else!