"Tayla has something really really special " Antun Poljanich | Music Director - Auckland Youth Orchestra (1999-current)
“Singer backs anti-bullying campaign”
"Tayla was a joy to have on our show for Prime Minister John Key as one of to solosits" She had us on our feet !! . "Sir Peter Leitch
“Young soprano living a Disney dream. "Tayla yesterday performed spine-chilling renditions of Ave Maria and Danny Boy while crew members adorned the stage with roses."”
"Hitting The High Notes"
“Captivating Voice Likely to Rule the Stage"”
“Presenters said “Hayley Westenra watch your back “ :-) Tayla sung one of the Songbird Album songs “ Hine E Hine with a 20 strong choir. Tayla can be seen at 47.01 at this link and again at 1.39.07 ”
“A voice beyond her age”
“There is no stopping 12-year-old North Shore soprano Tayla Alexander. After releasing her record-setting debut album Songbird less than six months ago, Tayla returned to the stage at last month's North Shore Performing Arts Competition. Here the Northcross Intermediate student set further records by winning four of the five categories that she entered, including the coveted overall trophy for her age group, the Elvia Cup. More than 30 young performers took the stage for the annual competition, adjudicated by mezzo-soprano Kate Spence. As well as winning the cup for the second year in a row, she won the PumpHouse trophy for the Song in Costume category. Tayla won the trophy by performing I Could Have Danced All Night from the musical My Fair Lady. All of this was topped off when she got to meet classical crossover superstar Josh Groban during his recent New Zealand tour. ”
“12 year old Auckland School Girl, Tayla Alexander, has recently released her new single on iTunes "You Raise Me Up". Tayla is the youngest musician ever to place on the Independent Music NZ Album Charts. Listen to her new single here... Brian Kelly COAST FM Radio”
“The 12-year-old released her debut album Songbird last year at age 11. Songbird peaked at number four on the Independent Music New Zealand album chart just before Christmas, where Tayla sat alongside some of the biggest, most established names in Kiwi music. For Tayla, who attends Northcross Intermediate School, it was a huge buzz to see her name next to the likes of Kora, Six60, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Opshop. ”
“Tayla Alexander shows extraordinary promise as an eleven year old soprano who sounds very similar to Hayley Westenra when she was her age. Alexander has a pleasing pure vocal and sounds remarkably pretty. There is much to look forward to in this young kiwi's bright future.”
“ "I have never before heard a talent as young as Tayla, with crystal-clear highs as she possesses. She's incredible." -Roger Marbeck ”
"Eleven-year-old Kiwi Soprano Tayla Alexander is poised to become a new name in New Zealand music with the release of her debut album Songbird. She talks to Brian Kelly about how it all started."
"Absolutely remarkable, I love it " Colin Mathura Jeffree
“What a live performance. Soprano Tayla Alexander is only eleven years old and this month she releases her debut album "Songbird". Tayla performs "Hine e Hine" and "When a Child is Born" from the album.”
“Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park is delighted to announce chart-topping boy band TITANIUM, R’n’B star JAE ’O, rocker Michael Murphy, "popera" trio Tre-Belle, young singer and fantastic emerging talent Tayla Alexander and the sensational RIA, Yuli Quay, Nick Afoa and Tuheme Rongonui will join headline act Guy Sebastian, popular star of TV3’s The X Factor Australia at this year’s Christmas musical extravaganza.”
“KITCFM Classical Crossover with PatRice and Becky introducing Tayla Alexander's "Pie Jesu" This is a short recording of Patrice and Becky introducing "Pie Jesu" and their closing comments. Thanks to Bernie Scott for introducing us and making the request! The quality is not great, because it was recorded by iphone from the podcast, but wanted to capture their comments !”
“At just 11, she's well on her way to fulfilling her dream of becoming the next Hayley Westenra after being named overall winner in her age group at the North Shore Performing Arts Competition.”
" Music producer Gray Bartlett describes busking as the "first step forward" for many stars." "One busker, Tayla Alexander, said putting herself out in public was worth it."
"A competition to find the best young buskers has found a winning combination for both shopping malls and for the entertainers." Tayla Alexander won her busking liscence and went on to enjoy the proceeds.