Ayline Artin is an LGBTQ, Armenian, singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist residing in Redondo Beach with her wife and kids. In her free-time, she meditates, takes walks on the beach, and spends quality time with her family.
Born in Africa, Artin came to the US at the age of one and grew up in Canoga Park, California. Though her love for music began early when she started playing piano at six years old, it wasn’t until years later that she received her first Taylor Guitar - a gift from her wife and enthusiastic supporter - and taught herself to play.
On November 30, 2017, Artin opened for legendary Kenny Loggins. Other shows she’s played include at The Troubadour, The El Rey Theater, The Roxy, The Saban Theatre, and The Hotel Cafe. Also, she organized shows that raised awareness of the Armenian genocide, and proceeds went to Orran, a children’s foundation in Yerevan, Armenia, and the AYF (Armenian Youth Federation) Youth Corps.
Drawing inspiration from P!nk, Stevie Nicks, Melissa Etheridge, Amy Winehouse and Janis Joplin, Artin released her debut album “Chapters” in June 2018 about breaking through life’s challenges with the strength of love and as “a tribute to my wife who illuminates my world.” Press she’s received are Music Connection, The Hollywood Times, and Pasadena Independent.
Within three weeks starting in late October 2018, she raised $9,300 on Indiegogo for her #MeToo music video “I’m Through,” surpassing her $7,500 goal. Since her perpetrator was a woman, she hopes her music video will spread awareness that sexaul assault can happen to and from anyone of all genders. After 35 years of hiding, Artin is ready to tell her story this April 10, 2019 when “I’m Through” music video is released on YouTube.