Alice Russell is a British soul singer. She was born in 1975, the daughter of an organist, and grew up in Framlingham in Suffolk. At the age of nine, following in her father and sisters’ musical footsteps, Alice began taking lessons on Cello, and sang in choirs, before studying art and music in Brighton from 1994.
As well as the classical influences of her father, and formal music lessons, Alice reveals listening to Gospel music and Soul artists such as Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin from an early age played a big part in the shaping of her style. Other artists such as Minnie Ripperton, Eva Cassidy, Chaka Khan and Jill Scott are listed by Alice Russell as influences.
Alice began making a name for herself in the early 2000s, contributing to recordings by Bah Samba, Quantic, TM Juke, Kushti and Nostalgia.
Her work with Bah Samba (who released on Estereo Recordings) sees Alice fusing Latin sounds with tinges of house, uplifting jazz and funk, whereas her material with the band Kushti reveals a more laidback, hip hop and soul inspired sound.
Alice and TM Juke have been touring together since 2006 with their hand-picked band of musicians, performing to audiences in the U.K, Europe, Australia, the U.S. and in other countries.
In 2008, Alice and ‘her boys’, as she affectionately refers to her group, found time to go into the studio to record the critically acclaimed album, Pot Of Gold.
Once again, Alice took to the road at the end of 2008 into 2009, performing shows in Australia, Europe, Canada and America, stopping off at the South By South West Music and Media Conference in Austin, Texas in March 2009, where she performed four shows.
April 2010 see’s the release of Alice’s most recent studio collaboration, Here Lies Love, which is the latest album from David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, containing the track Men Will Do Anything with Alice on vocals.
FEATURING ALICE RUSSELL
Author : Soundofus.com
Number of tracks : 44
Time : 3 hours
Year : 2011
Playlist Track Listing
01. Alice Russell – Living The Life Of A Dreamer
02. The Quantic Soul Orchestra – Pushin On Feat
03. Alice Russell – Turn And Run
04. Mr Scruff – Music Takes Me Up
05. Alice Russell – Let Us Be Loving
06. Unforscene – Don’t You Worry
07. Alice Russell – Two Steps
08. Nostalgia 77 feat. Alice Russell – Seven Nation Army
09. Alice Russell – A Fly In The Hand
10. Skeletons – Adam And Eve
11. Alice Russell – Somebody’s Gonna Love You
12. The Jack Baker Trio – Spread It On
13. Alice Russell – To Know This - Nu:tone Mix
14. The Bamboos – Step It Up Featuring
15. Alice Russell – Mean To Me
16. Natural Self – I Dont Need This Trouble
17. Alice Russell – All of My World
18. David Byrne & Fatboy Slim feat. Alice Russell – Men Will Do Anything
19. Alice Russell – High Up On The Hook
20. Quantic – Sweet Callingl - A Cappella
21. Alice Russell – Citizens
22. The Quantic Soul Orchestra – Hold It Down
23. Alice Russell – Hurry On Now
24. TM Juke – Playground Games
25. Alice Russell – Mirror Mirror On The Wolf ‘Tell The Story Right’
26. The Bamboos – Transcend Me
27. Alice Russell – All Over Now
28. Unforscene – Dont You Worry
29. Alice Russell – Let Us Be Loving
30. The Quantic Soul Orchestra – Feeling Good
31. Alice Russell – Crazy
32. Alice Russell – Hurry On Now featuring TM Juke
33. Alice Russell – Hesitate
34. Quantic – Search The Heavensl
35. Alice Russell – Mean To Me - Acoustic Version
36. The Bamboos – Bring It Home
37. Quantic – Sound Of Everything
38. The Quantic Soul Orchestra – Something That’s Real
39. TM Juke – So Good
40. The Quantic Soul Orchestra – Take Your Time, Change Your Mind
41. TM Juke – My World Is Empty Without You
42. Unforscene – Do It
43. Alice Russell – Humankind
44. Bah Samba – It Tastes Good