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Below are testimonials from fellow musicians, venue owner's, students, event coordinators, and any other client's of Alika.

"On a completely lucky fluke that can only occur through a Craigslist "musician wanted" ad, I was introduced to Seattle's preeminent guitarist Alika Lyman. Though I originally asked him to put in a few slides and supporting chords to a production that was mostly complete, Alika threw down sun-drenched spotlights on little quiet corners of some songs, making entire sections of tunes entirely his own. That project went on to win "Best Exotica Album" at the 2011 Hawaii Music Awards, due in large part to the magnificently fluent stylings of Alika. In the end, Seattle's the lucky one to have such a rising talent as Alika."

-Andy Nazzal
Tiki Joe's Ocean

Entry Date: 10/25/2011 9:23AM

"I took lessons from Alika for two years on and off. He knew how to conect on a level with me and helped me to understand the music better. Best teacher I ever had. Hands down!"


Entry Date: 10/25/2011 12:39PM

"Aloha.  I met Alika when he moved to Seattle about two years ago, and from the beginning his passion for music inspired me. Since then he has immersed himself in the local jazz scene, and is now constantly gigging, teaching, composing, recording, listening, studying.

During a three month weekly engagement at Sullivan's Steakhouse downtown in 2011, Alika was a valuable member of my trio. He is a creative soloist, and knows how to accompany a pianist. Of course he is also punctual, professional, and always a pleasure to work with.

Thanks Alika!"

-Loren Temkin

Entry Date: 10/24/2011 12:15PM

"Always a pleasure to play and hang with. A true musician's personality is directly reflected through his or her playing. Alika's playing is jovial, creative, consistant, ernest, honest, interactive, swingin, and downright genuine. You can't ask for anything more than that. I always look forward to listening to the stories that fly from his guitar."

-Max Holmberg
Drummer, band leader
(206) 795-7822
Entry Date: 10/25/2011 9:11AM

"As a venue owner, i appreciate an artist that communicates clearly in the booking process, shows up as promised, performs better than expected and creates no drama. Alika has performed several times at our Leavenworth Beer Garden and each time has exceeded our expectations."

-Steve Demarest
Der Hinterhof

Entry Date: 10/24/2011 8:14AM