You could say that Allye is one of Detroit’s best-kept secrets, but the truth is that she kept the secret herself. A classic introvert, Allye was writing songs in her bedroom for years before finally bringing them to the Detroit open mic scene. Once she met more of her fellow musicians, she struck up a recording deal with Gordon Smith of The Kickstand Band
, and put together Some Kind of Heaven. Recorded mostly in Smith’s Detroit basement and mixed by Andy Thompson (Dessa
, jeremy messersmith
) in Minneapolis, the EP is a testament to the power of a few good microphones and a lot of hard work.
As a live performer, Allye is an unexpected powerhouse. Once she steps onstage, a flip switches — she is no longer an unassuming wallflower, but a seasoned performer with commanding stage presence.