"Walker's voice is an instrument of ominous, brooding beauty that is the perfect match for her sombre songs. She also manages a fine line in dark, self-aware humour that runs throughout her set. Definitely one to watch."
Hello, I’m Alice. I’ve written and performed my own material since I was 14. At 18 I started to perform with a band, and they’ve stayed with me, in one form or another, ever since. I’m not too awesome at this self promotion lark, so listen to my music if you want a genre, and read what other people have said about me.. I think they like me!
LISTEN TO MY MUSIC, YOU MIGHT LIKE IT
"For those who don't, imagine those cathartic journal entries you used to write as an angry teenager, loaded with poetry and melodramatic fantasies (is it just me?). Now imagine that you write with the verbosity of someone like Saul Williams, and instead of a pen you've got a keyboard in front of you and an instinctive, intimate grasp of it's workings. Now imagine doing all this flawlessly in front of an audience who thinks you're amazing, papering the gaps between songs with self-deprecating wit and some rather frank banter. You are now Alice Walker. Flowing like spoken word set to melody, her music can be both soulful and caustic, unfolding with wit and tenderness all backed up by a fuckload of honesty.."
OR WATCH MY VIDEOS, THEY’RE A BIT GOOD
"Buoyed by their frontwoman’s relaxed and self-deprecating stage schtick.. With searingly honest, rapid-fire lyrics about the awkward and messy side of relationships, offset by some disarmingly jaunty piano and trumpet arrangements, AlicebanD manage to be fun, witty and original while neatly avoiding any obvious genre pigeonholes."
I’M AT MY BEST WHEN I’M SINGING LIVE. COME SAY HELLO AND HAVE A LISTEN
"..Either as full band or solo acoustic act, pianist Alice Walker’s performances are witty, wordy affairs most will testify are spellbinding. Presenting with an odd mixture of mesmerizing talent, easy stage presence and complete lack of pretension, it’s hard to see quite why she’s not wildly famous by now..”
I still play by myself in smaller venues up and down the country, and I’ve been lucky enough to support one of my biggest influences, Joan Armatrading, on her 2012 Starlight tour. Plus some dates in 2014! As a band we have played all our favourite festivals, Secret Garden Party, Glade, Latitude and Green Man. We also play regular local festivals, like Cambridge’s Strawberry Fair and Hertfordshire’s Stortfest. We’ve played high profile gigs at The Lexington, Brixton’s Hootenanny and Hackney Picturehouse.