Sixty seconds with … ALICE RUSSELL

ImageWe had just one minute to ask Alice four very important questions

Will this be your first trip to Glastonbury?

No, I came many moons ago as a teenager and then performed twice with the Quantic Soul Orchestra. The first time was in the dance tent (unforgettable as our drummer managed to find a button that turned off all the power to the stage moments before we were due on, but it was all ok in the end) and then we played the Jazz World Stage – now West Holts – on a sunny afternoon. I can’t remember much after that, apart from seeing The Beach Boys on the Sunday.


What can we expect from your set?

Well, I have a new album out at the mo,  so we have changed up the new set and sound quite a bit. We have been on the road so we keep working on new twists.


Who will you be performing with?

I will have with me my producer and my co-writing partner in crime TM Juke, who will be on guitar and triggers. Then we have Dan Swain on bass; Mike Simmonds on mandolin, violins, backing vocals and triggers; Ben Jones on all things synth and keys, also harmonica. And one new addition to the band (as our usual drummer is off touring with Bonobo) is the house producer and heavy snare hitter Giom! Apart from that, the band and I have been hanging out and playing together for over five years.


If you could stay and catch one other set on West Holts  who would you see?

Major Lazer, Lianne La Havas and Fatima! I’d see as many as I could!

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