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Alice Russell

Alice Russell

Alice Russell Australian Tour

Thursday 29th – Becks Bar / Sydney Festival, Sydney
Friday 30th –  Sandwiches Wellington NZ
Saturday 31st – Sale St, Auckland NZ
Thursday 5th – SoCo St Kilda, Melbourne
Friday 6th – Playground Festival, NSW
Saturday 7th – The Bakery, Perth

The return of Alice Russell always evokes yells of glee from Aussies and this tour, on the eve of her new release ‘Pot Of Gold’ should be no different! Bringing back her full UK band for the first time since 2006 (where she toured Australia nd New Zealand with DJ Keb Darge and TM Juke), this will be the first official live offering of the new material which sees Alice at her most confident and stirring.

Back let’s wind it back a little… Most people would have first heard Alice Russell on the disco blazer ‘Reach Inside’ by Bah Samba, which opened the incredibly successful ‘A Night At The Playboy Mansion’ comp by Dimitri From Paris. Around this time she could also be heard on Susumu Yokota’s version of Idris Mohummed’s ‘Could Heaven Ever Be Like This.’

Fast forward a couple of years and she’s the featured vocalist on a number of successful Quantic and Quantic Soul Orchestra releases, touring Australia with Will Holland and The Bamboos twice. Her output on Brighton UK label Tru Thoughts includes two compilation volumes called ‘Under The Munka Moon’ and the definitive solo album ‘My Favourite Letters’ – all three of which were Radio National feature CDs and had journalists, Djs and retailers falling over themselves for a slice.

Her cover of ‘7 Nation Army’ as performed with Nostalgia 77 raised the stakes for how one can interpret a song and breathe a heap of new life in to it, garnering her a new audience, too. On ‘Pot Of Gold’ she reaches new heights, finally committing her roaring rendition of Gnarls Barkley’s ‘Crazy’ to plastic. The results will take your breath away.

Alice Russell has claimed her influences include Minnie Ripperton, Eva Cassidy, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin and Jill Scott (according to wikipedia) but when she sings, it’s only her that comes through. Niche Productions is proud to present the return of one of the world’s most loved contemporary Soul divas.

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