Allison's Invention is a music project by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Allison Tartalia. Tartalia's quirky and eclectic songs, performed on piano, ukulele and kalimba, have made her a popular performer at New York venues like Mercury Lounge, The Living Room and Joe's Pub. The Emmy-nominated composer, who has shared a stage with the likes of Lelia Broussard, Petra Haden, Rachael Sage and Fred Armisen, has charmed and thrilled audiences throughout the country with her compelling and expressive performances. Her latest recording, Sweet and Vicious, is a 6-song EP of lush, melodramatic pop, and includes the single "Ran" which garnered significant traction on YouTube, as a result of being featured on Lifetime's Dance Moms.
In addition to her solo work, Allison Tartalia writes music for theater and television. Most recently, she scored the feature-length romantic comedy, Get Happy, premiering at the 2015 Manhattan Film Festival. In 2010, Tartaglia received an Emmy nomination and a Bronze Telly for her work on the score to the film 5,000 Miles From Home, a documentary about the lives of Italian American World War II veterans, for which she was a co-composer and arranger. Allison has composed and arranged two original musicals, 1918: A House Divided and Birds on Fire (book and lyrics by Barbara Kahn), both produced by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Theater for the New City. Her music has been heard on NBC, PBS, Lifetime, Bravo, Oxygen and TLC.