Alissa Moreno was born on a small Navajo reservation and grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After a music education and a year in Hawaii writing songs, she moved to Los Angeles. As an artist, she began her career performing on Sunday nights at Hotel Cafe, coming up with a crew of budding artists such as Gary Jules, Jason Mraz, Waz, and many more. While in L.A., Moreno co-wrote/co-performed the ABC sitcom Hope and Faith theme song. Her song Next Time was featured in full at the end of a famous episode of MTV's Laguna Beach and is featured on the Interscope Records release Laguna Beach: Summer Can Last Forever.
Moreno co-wrote with Jeffery Steele, the Grammy nominated hit Every Day for Rascal Flatts. She also wrote the John Oates single Santa Be Good To Me which, was recorded with The Time Jumpers. Additionally, Vince Gill released the critical hit, Strings with Big Al Anderson. Next, the Grammy winning Morgan Heritage released a single penned by Moreno titled Pineapple Wine, which topped Reggae charts around the world, reaching #1 in eight countries. She went on to write Walking Blind for The Voice Season 1 winner, (Team Adam) Javier Colon, and two songs on his previous album When and That's My Little Girl. She holds the current single Beautiful Worldfor Russian born, International superstar Alexander Kogan, as well as a handful of singles and cuts from around the world including the South African Idol winner Elvis Blue song Only Wanna Be With You.