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Wednesday, Aug 17 2005 | 16:50

Alice Russell‘s second solo album has been highly anticipated. Having slowly but surely built her reputation as one of the UK’s finest soul singers through her recordings with a number of artists and live appearances, she is now concentrating on her solo career.

My Favourite Letters” has been produced and co-written by TM Juke who has added his magic musical touch to Alice’s gifted vocals. The album could be described as a kaleidoscope of soul music history with influences from Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Northern Soul, Broken Beat, Electronica and Funk but a sound that connects the whole album.

Alice has featured as guest vocalist on music for The Quantic Soul Orchestra, Max Sedgeley, Nostalgia 77 and Bah Samba amongst others and has also performed live alongside Roy Ayires and supported Lonnie Liston Smith, Femi Kuti and De La Soul.

Alice and TM Juke have put together a band now so look out for dates at The Big Chill (on the main stage after Norman Jay and before Massive Attack DJs (as requested by Daddy G)) and throughout the UK in September and October.

What They Said:

“Alice Russell has one of the great soul voices of today.” The Telegraph Newspaper

“Yes, it’s that voice again and yes, it really is that good.” Big Chill

“Surely by the end of the year she’ll be earning the accolades she deserves.” Blues and Soul

“One of the hottest people in music right now.” Knowledge

“Alice Russell has an amazing voice! She should be more famous than Joss Stone.” Groove Armada

“Were Alice Russell American she’d be hanging out with Jill Scott, Angie Stone and Alicia Keys right now.” Q Magazine

“Alice Russell possesses a voice of such jaw-dropping beauty, it commands you to sit up and take notice.” Straight No Chaser

“Her voice is so good I was thinking of calling her up to do some Massive Attack stuff. I love the thing her label Tru Thoughts have got going in Brighton.” Daddy G, Massive Attack

“Move over Joss Stone, because a real sassy soul sister is about to steal your crown. Absolute genius. This woman is big news.” DMC Update

“Queen of Brit new soul, Alice Russell excels on every track she blesses with her awe inspiring emotional vocals.” Keep On Magazine

“Alice has a very special voice, as if she was a gospel singer from the 70’s.” DJ Vadim, Ninja Tune

“Alice Russell has swiftly become a phenomenon in her own right “ all Aretha-esque soul-sass and stunning vox. She’s a wonder to behold.” URB Magazine

“This is the sound of a true soul singer so forget your mainstream pretenders as this is the real deal.” Future Music

The album Alice RussellMy Favourite Letters” (Tru Thoughts) is going to be released September 26, 2005.

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