6 Music Live at Maida Vale Alice Russell and James Hunter, Alice Russell and James Hunter
Saturday 9 February - with Craig Charles, 6-9pm
Alice Russell is a British soul singer. 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 which 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.
James Hunter (born 2 October 1962, Colchester, Essex) is a Grammy Award-nominated English R&B musician and soul singer.
Alice Russell and James Hunter at 6 Music Live
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Letters Be Loving
I Loved You
Heartbreaker Pt. 2
Hard and Strong