- 01:05 PM, May 02
Lauded by Los Angeles Times as a music act worth noticed for "blending their voices in tart harmonies and favoring a folk rock sound somewhere between Avril Lavigne and Fleetwood Mac", Aly & AJ are comprised of sisters Alyson Renae Michalka (born on March 25, 1989) and Amanda Joy Michalka (born on April 10, 1991) who both hailed from Torrance, California. Raised in Seattle, Washington, the twosome have been exposed to a wide variety of music at a very young age to then develop a strong passion for music since. "I think it started when we were three and five," Alyson revealed. "Just singing in church together and in school plays."
As the fondness bloomed increasingly afterwards, the Michalka sisters enthusiastically attached themselves to learn playing piano and later guitars while also trying their hands at composing songs. "We were always performing," Alyson continued to recall. "We would make little homemade tickets and hand them out. We called the shows 'Aly and A.J. Rock the House.'" This excitement of entertaining people around them inevitably generated a new interest for both girls that was none other than acting. It unexpectedly turned out to be a chance for them to achieve what they have become of now.