Alice Russell has gained an enviable reputation as one of the hottest singers in the UK right now. Her tracks with the Quantic and Quantic Soul Orchestra projects helped elevate her profile further. Alice’s lavishly soulful voice is both timeless and up to the minute modern. Live or on record, she always performs with her trademark self assurance and sass. Her style is a predominantly bluesy, soul lament but encompasses everything from funk to gospel to jazz and beyond. Her performances captivate the audience and command its attention.
Alice grew up in an environment where she was constantly surrounded by music, and went on to follow her gut instincts and natural talents to pursue a career as a vocalist. Her father was an organist and this combined with her experience of singing in various choirs ensued her with a classical background, which proved pivotal for her choice of career.
Her primary influences are golden voices such as Minnie Ripperton, Eva Cassidy, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin as well as Jill Scott. Alice’s sensual, sublime voice has seen her work on many different projects in a number of capacities. Her work with Bah Samba (who released on Estereo Recordings) finds her fusing latin sounds with tinges of house, uplifting jazz and funk, where as her material with band Kushti, reveals a more laidback, hip hop and soul inspired sound.
Alice always pens her own songs; they are quick witted and often influenced by other musicians, something that she states has been an important stimulus for her solo work. Her solo outing is a live six piece band – ‘Alice Russell Live’ comprising of a prime selection of talented musicians.