I just love Alice Russell as an artist, and her music.
I first heard her music due to one of my favorite voices on the radio today, Helen Mayhew, around 2005.
The Toronto Jazz Festival had her invited in June 2008 at the Supermarket, in Kensington Market. I remember seeing Alice, barefoot, a couple of hours before the show, sharing some moments at a table by the entrance in the club with her bandmates. I said “hi Alice”, we shook hands, and then came the show: a hot hot hot sweaty, happy happy mood dance night in Toronto.
So if you only know ADELE or AMY WINEHOUSE, please take note of the true soul diva from UK, Alice Russell. Here’s a single from her freshly released album: