Giant Step Presents Alice Russell
Sunday, May 12
(Le) Poisson Rouge, New York NY
Alice Russell is coming back to New York for a special performance celebrating her fifth solo album To Dust (4.30, Tru Thoughts). Giant Step has been working with the British singer for a long time and we are delighted to have her back for her first performance in New York for almost five years. Her style is a predominantly bluesy, soul lament but encompasses everything from funk to gospel to jazz and beyond.
Having sung with The Roots in Philly, or joining Roy Ayers for ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’, it is no wonder she has attracted worldwide media and artistic support as diverse as Gilles Peterson, Jamie Cullum, Dennis Coffey, Massive Attack’s Daddy G, and Groove Armada. Universally acknowledged as one of the best soul voices of our time, her vocals are one of her kind and will captivate all the vintage soul and gospel fans.
She has recently guested on Talking Heads leader David Byrne’s solo LP, to add to collaborations with Mr Scruff, Quantic, DJ Yoda and Nostalgia 77. But it’s her solo records with longtime musical partner TM Juke that she is best known for, and they have borne some of the most arresting blues soul since the glory days of Aretha. “We’ve both got a very open approach to writing songs,” Alice explains of the prolific relationship, “and we both like so much different music whereas some people are purists. Our influences run from Sarah Vaughan to Bach, Kate Bush to Arvo Part, and J Dilla to Alice Coltrane. We love everything from dirty, squelchy dubstep to old school soul. We nudge each other in the right directions.”
“Frisky and outspoken vocal style” - NEW YORK TIMES
“The great Alice Russell … true soul sensation.” - LA WEEKLY
Check out Alice Russell's US TV Debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live with 'Heartbreaker Part 2' and 'For A While':
Check out Falty DL's remix of Heartbreaker