Meet Wallis: A New Artist Taking the Music Industry by Storm
WALLIS is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. WALLIS gained worldwide recognition at 15 years old when she released her first song, “Lonely Christmas” on December 3, 2020. Uploaded to YouTube, with a music video shot on her father’s iPhone, “Lonely Christmas” quickly went viral, amassing over one million views in eighteen days. “Lonely Christmas” became a hit on Reddit, garnering over 15k upvotes and making it to the top of Reddit’s “What’s Hot” page. WALLIS has made TV appearances nationwide, was playlisted on NPR’s New Music Friday, included in Paste Magazine’s holiday sampler, featured on TODAY.com, shared by Ellen DeGeneres on social media, and has been covered by dozens of news and media outlets around the world. “Lonely Christmas” was played on dozens of terrestrial and streaming radio stations across the U.S. and Europe.
Born into a musical family in Philadelphia, WALLIS discovered a deep connection to music at a young age. Growing up, WALLIS performed in many local musical theatre productions, choirs, talent shows and competitive dance teams. At 12 years old, she was cast in her first professional musical theatre production. In order to study her craft full-time, WALLIS enrolled in a performing arts school. She soon began performing at cabarets, clubs, theatres and festivals. WALLIS frequently collaborates with her producer/songwriter father, Gene Schriver, and performs with her sisters Maren (13) and Soleil (10). Together known as the Schriver Sisters, the trio has performed professionally since 2017. WALLIS plans to continue to release new music throughout 2021, and has currently chosen to remain an independent artist.