Alice Russell

Born 1975.
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Alice Russell - Glastonbury highlights

Highlights of Alice Russell's West Holts stage set at Glastonbury 2013.

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Alice Russell (born 1 March 1975, Suffolk, England) is a British soul singer. She is the daughter of an organist, and grew up in Framlingham, Suffolk. At the age of nine, following in her father and sisters' musical footsteps, Russell 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 Minnie Ripperton, Eva Cassidy, Chaka Khan and Jill Scott are listed by Alice Russell as influences.

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  1. Review of To Dust

    To Dust 2013

    Reviewed by Adam Kennedy
    Russell deserves to move from cult concern to a queen of British soul.
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