Based Italian singer and composer Alice Viola, has shaped a special combination of sounds influenced by Neo Soul , R&B, Funk and Jazz.
After her Degree in Art, Media and Entertainment, she moved to Madrid, N.Y.C., Montreal, Toronto, Rome and Munich looking for new experiences and stimuli.
She counts with an intense concert activity and she worked as vocal coach for singers, actors and dubbers in different schools such Voice Art Dubbing(Rome -Naples-Bari) and Performing Arts Studio (Munich).
Being in contact with musicians from Italy, Spain, Latino America, and to live inside the real black music environment has enriched the singer who has inevitably absorbed knowledge and sounds that have contaminated her music.
This is how " A Long Trip" , Alice Viola' s debut album was born, a project that symbolically encapsulates in a spiritual and artistic journey, all that the singer has developed inwardly during the intense years spent abroad.
A Long Trip brought Alice Viola on several important stages: Bravo Jazz Cafe in Bologna, Bayerischer Hof Night Club in Munich, Vogler Jazz Club in Munich, B Flat jazz Club in Berlin and many more.
"1000 Mistakes" and "Little Girl", have been broadcast on British radio stations specialise in Jazz and Soul music and have put Alice Viola at the 9th place on the Soul 2018 charts: BBC Oxford 95Æ2¨,BBC Solent Paul Miller show¨,BBC Surrey¨ BBC Sussex¨ GFM 96Æ6 Gluchester Soulfusion Electric Soul Jerry Hipkins show¨ Solar Radio Soul Station¨John Osborne\ show.
Alice Viola released on January 29th 2021 the first single of her new Ep called Dust 'Til Sun:
“When everything seems lost, and you sink so low, to touch the bottom, until you eat the dust, you can choose to go back up to the light, enhancing the small things that surround you and finding contact with all the elements of nature; Love is in everything, LOVE IS THE ANSWER through which to find again your essence and the sun that is inside you.”
The single was released together with a Youtube Video Premiere that had a beautiful success with almost 22.000 views in 2 weeks.
"Dust 'Til Sun” is the second work of Alice Viola, an Ep that collects 5 original songs composed by the singer and arranged together with the great drummer and producer Chris Stöger in Munich.
The Ep is a confirmation of identity, strength and courage of Alice Viola who once again lays herself bare, speaks directly to the listener who is guided into her world, discovering her deepest feelings and reflections, but this time with a confidence and personality, which is also reflected musically.
“Dust 'Til Sun” is strongly influenced by sounds that have always inspired Alice Viola, such as Soul and R&B, mixed with modern sounds of Neo Soul and Jazz harmonies.
Rich of groove and soulful melodies in every songs there is a particular attention to the backing vocals arrangements where Alice Viola wanted to blend her voice perfectly with all the other elements and sounds to create very intimate atmospheres, sometime to emphasise dark and aggressive feelings, other time to fly away dreaming.
"Volcanic, exciting, deep, energetic, sometimes sharp other silky", are the words to define the style of Alice Viola’s music and personality.
The Ep was recorded with Alice Viola’s band “ Alice Viola & The Shades” , that sees incredible musicians of the German music scene: André Schwager on keyboards, Diego Riedemann on guitar, René Haderer on bass and Chris Stöger on drums.
The Ep was mixed by Chris Stöger & Willy Löster and mastered by Alex Kloss.
The second single " Dreamer" will be release on March 5th on every digital stores. The song is talking about the dreamer, conceived as a fearless hero, who chooses every day to dream and fight with devotion and sacrifice for his dreams, no matter what people say.
Dreamer will be accompanied by a video YOUTUBE Premiere on 03.12, produced by RKH studio.
Alice Viola’s tracks