Alissa Ordabai is a freelance music journalist living in working in London, UK. She prepared for her career by studying art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and later doing a post-graduate course in music and sound technology at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, also known as Paul McCartney’s Fame School.
Having abandoned her one-time intention of becoming a copyright lawyer (despite graduating with a law degree from the University of London in 2006), she is now a full-time journalist. She travels extensively, one day interviewing an American band in New York City, the next day flying to Moscow for a rock magazine’s staff meeting, and the next day returning to her hometown of London to catch an up-and-coming underground band at a local venue.
The unsigned British rock scene, which at the moment is booming, is the main focus of her work right now, but she also enjoys writing about classic rock and metal acts. Her recent work includes interviews with Aerosmith, Slayer, Stone Sour, Type O Negative, and Drowning Pool. Her favorite all-time band is The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
From: London, England (United Kingdom)