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Alice Russell: A Naturally Soulful Force of Nature

August 13, 2013 - The British soul singer Alice Russell just loves to belt it out. Her voice draws comparisons that range from Chaka Khan to the late Amy Winehouse.
Today at 12noon ET - Tune in to hear Alice Russell live! A dynamic soul singer from England, Alice just released her 5th Album "To Dust." On tour in support of it, and stops in Philly for an XPN Free At Noon ...

There is no surprise that UK vocalist Alice Russell would eventually follow the musical footsteps of her father, an organist, and become a talented musician herself. Having fallen in love with the soulful harmonies of legendary artists like Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin, Russell began shaping her musical style to the ones made famous by her influencers. Working alongside Bah Samba, Quantic, TM Juke, Nostalgia 77 and other various artists, Russell slowly became a breakthrough artist in the musical realm of soul. Infusing her background in classical music with unbelievably soft jazz tunes, Russell signed to Tru Thoughts Records and released numerous successful albums.

In 2005, Russell released her debut studio album My Favourite Letters (Tru Thoughts) and received a plethora of favorable reviews that boosted her musical career. She's performed alongside Amy Winehouse, Lonnie Liston Smith, and Femi Kuti. Having recently released her fifth studio album To Dust, Russell is currently on a worldwide tour, playing LIV Nightclub in D.C. on Thursday night and Le Poisson Rouge, New York City on Sunday night. Come and join Russell as she performs at the next XPN Free At Noon concert series. It's one performance you wouldn't want to miss!

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Recent Release: To Dust
Release Date: April 30, 2013

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