Genres:Folk, Lounge/Exotica, Reggae/Dub, Electronic - Trip Hop/Downtempo, Electronic - Drum-n-Bass/Jungle, Electronic - Ambient, Jazz - 20’s - 40’s, Pop Rock, Alternative Pop, Pop - Adult Contemporary, Rock - Pop Rock, Rock - Hard Rock/Classic, Rock - Experimental/Post-Rock, Rock - Alternative Rock, Rock - Alternative Pop , RnB - Modern/Urban Contemporary
From Boston to Brooklyn - Alice Lee's new CD, Lovers and Losers, is a compendium of four years of work and features a songbook of discovery and heartbreak. It demonstrates her range, containing elements of folk, rock, soul, and jazz in her most accessible offering yet.
Lee was born in Boston, MA, and trained early on in classical music by her pianist mother. Periods of sporadic nomadism landed her in Los Angeles and Orange County, CA for the bulk of her childhood and to San Francisco, New York, and Melbourne, Australia for her nascent adulthood.
She found herself living in DC, busking in Paris and Amsterdam and performing in Edinburgh and Ghent. A demo EP followed. Through the help of a couple of friends, the tracks were finished in Virginia and Europe in a couple of days of recording.
After moving to Brooklyn and playing solo gigs in New York, San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC, she found like minds in bassist Tony Maimone (Pere Ubu, They Might Be Giants) and studio whiz Joel Hamilton (Shiner, Sparklehorse).
Her second release, The Quicksand EP featuring Matt Brubeck (Sheryl Crow, Tom Waits) and Maimone, skirts along the boundaries of what could loosely be called rock, encompassing bossa nova, bhangra funk, and electronic drum and bass.
Her third CD, The Art of Forgetting, takes her signature sound in a new direction, applying her intimate songs onto a canvas of electronic sounds coupled with live instrumentation. Recorded at Studio G Brooklyn, featuring Maimone and Yuval Gabay (Soul Coughing, Roni Size), these tracks comprise her first collaboration with Hamilton. It has been picked up by Carrot Top Distribution and has been selected for use in MTV's The Real World.
Her distinctive vocal style and songwriting have seen increasing recognition and airplay internationally. She was a featured vocalist in the Brooklynites collective and had a long-running residency with them in Williamsburg. She has been featured in Jane Magazine's compilation CD and was a Semi-Finalist in "The American Music Awards® Presents The Coca-Cola New Music Award" 2002/2003 Competition.