Alice Russell is a pure natural talent, an entrancing presence, a force of nature. Whether on a big stage, charming a crowd of 4000 into staying out dancing in the rain (as she did at Montreal Jazz Festival) or rocking out an intimate club set; she’s a singer who commands attention.
Unfazed by taking to the spotlight after a sober Amy Winehouse or joining Roy Ayers live for ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’, there’s no wonder her powerful soul voice has attracted rave reviews from numerous national and international publications and praise from fans as diverse as Gilles Peterson, David Byrne, Dennis Coffey, Massive Attack’s Daddy G, and Groove Armada.
Alice has also won over a whole host of producers –lending her strong, emotional tones to releases by Mr Scruff, Quantic, DJ Yoda, ™ Juke and Nostalgia 77, the latter pairing producing the "Seven Nation Army" cover that demolished clubs for years.
Career highlights include: singing with The Roots in Philadelphia; singing on Talking Heads leader David Byrne’s recent LP and collaborating with him and Fatboy Slim, on their studio album ‘Here Lies Love’; and releasing Tru Thoughts first live DVD; ‘Alice Russell – Live in Paris’.
Early support for Alice came in the form of live sessions for BBC 6Music Live At Maida Vale week for Craig Charles and Gilles Peterson. As well as a live duet with Jamie Cullum (Radio 2) and radio features with Huey Morgan (BBC 6Music), Robert Elms (BBC London) and The Selector radio.