Born: April 20 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Singer/songwriter COUSIN ALICE creates a completely unique sound - gritty, sweet, and heartfelt, delivered with a shot or two of humour. Likened by one listener as a cross between Tom Waits, Peggy Lee and Marianne Faithfull, Alice seduces audiences with her smokey voice, antique banjo-ukelele and battered array of musicians (the cream of London’s blues and jazzers), performing a collection of jazz standards, pop, nostalgia, original songs and the blues. Holding the crowd in the palm of her hand, be it a large music venue or intimate cabaret club, Cousin Alice is a magnetic performer....
Cousin Alice is unique. At a time when the jazz scene is awash with girl singers singing lovelorn lyrics at funereal tempos and living their Billie Holiday-esque fantasies along comes Alice with her banjolele and suddenly the clouds part, the sun shines and everything is just dandy. Richard Pite, Boisdale Blue Rhythm Band Leader