Alice Phoebe Lou will be returning to South African soil for a few shows in February and you are invited!
Alice has developed her bluesy, folk sound busking on the streets of Berlin and has caught the ears of a community of music lovers all over the world with her honest storytelling and raw, beautiful voice.
Born and bred in Cape Town, Alice embarked on her first journey to Europe in 2010, while she was only 16 years old. Inspired by watching fire poy dancers in Paris, she began to perform likewise to get enough money to fund her travelling. That summer Alice roamed between Paris and Amsterdam; experiencing the highs and lows of street performances’ underbelly. This vagabond lifestyle was a creative inspiration and gave Alice an enduring taste for the immediacy of street crowds. After returning to South Africa to complete her studies, Alice’s path led her back to Europe and she made her way to the German capital – Berlin. The freedom of the city was intoxicating and she immersed herself in the creative world there.
Now having spent two years playing intimate gigs across Europe and South Africa, and supporting established like-minded artists like Rodriguez, 2016 will see Alice releasing her first full length studio album. Orbit comprises nine jazz-influenced, eclectic tracks recorded between Cape Town and Berlin that encapsulate the freshness of her live style, vagabond spirit and showcase her distinctive, soprano voice. Produced by Matteo and Kyson, the album is a testament to Alice’s collaborative way of writing and features musicians from South Africa and Europe lending their musical skills and different visual artists producing art works to match each track. The result is an intricately woven pattern of soul, blues and jazz: scattered with retro, beatnik melodies; soothing vocal harmonies and sleazy brass flourishes.
Alice will be playing at the following gigs in South Africa:
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Cape Town show(s) and one set of double tickets to her Johannesburg show.
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