Saturday, 15 December 2012

Alice Russel - Under The Munka Moon

Alice Russell's UNDER THE MUNKA MOON shows the British soul singer at her finest on songs like "Someday" and "Peace Resides," among others. 2007 release from the first lady of contemporary UK Soul. Best known for her recordings with The Quantic Soul Orchestra and Bah Samba, Under The Munka Moon sees Alice performing a collection of her favorite tunes that draw from her musically diverse past. 13 tracks.
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 the cello, and sang in choirs, before attending studying art and music in Brighton from 1994.
As well as the classical influences of her father, and formal music lessons, Russell began finding influence in 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. Artists including as Minnie Ripperton, Eva Cassidy, Chaka Khan and Jill Scott are listed by Alice Russell as influences.

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