Since coming together in the summer of 2007, Alex Brumel and Janel Elizabeth have quickly established themselves as one of New York City's finest Americana/Folk-Rock outfits. The duo has developed a reputation for writing sophisticated, hooky folk-pop that often incorporates elements of rock, jazz, blues, and country in a style that has been likened to acts as diverse as Nickel Creek, The Swell Season, Norah Jones, and The Jayhawks.
In only three years as a band, Alex & Janel have played many of NYC's most notable venues, including the Mercury Lounge, Joe's Pub, Rockwood Music Hall (I/II), The Living Room, The Cutting Room, and The Bell House. In October of 2008 they were invited to sing with Southside Johnny and La Bamba's Big Band on stage at the Nokia Theatre in Times Square as part of a celebration of the music of Tom Waits. Other notable venues include Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, MI, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Cafe 939 in Boston, and too many colleges to count.
Alex & Janel have had the honor of sharing stages with an impressive list of musicians, including Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny, Ingrid Michaelson, Duncan Sheik, Ari Hest, Eric Hutchinson, Noah and the Whale, Pete Francis (Dispatch), Ollabelle, Adam Levy, David Mansfield (Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams, Johnny Cash), Sahaj Ticotin (Ra), Jenny Owen Youngs, Jimmy Vivino, and many more.
The band released their first record, the full-length "The Mill Stone," in 2009. Their followup EP, "You Won't Be Alone," was released in May 2011. Both recordings are available on iTunes, Amazon, and all major online outlets. Alex & Janel are surely coming to a club or college near you. For more information, please visit www.alexandjanel.com.
Alex Brumel (vox/gtr)
Janel Elizabeth (vox)
Eric Novod (dr)
And currently featuring...
David Linaburg (gtr)
Dan Traverso (upright bs)
Alex & Janel, "You Won't Be Alone" EP (2011)
Alex Brumel and Janel Elizabeth, "The Mill Stone" (2009). Lead single: Don't Forget.
Alex Brumel, "To Bring You Home" (2009)
Janel Elizabeth, "Live at Ronnie Scotts EP" (2009)
Alex Brumel and Janel Elizabeth, "The Mill Stone EP" (2008).
Janel Elizabeth, "Janel Elizabeth" (2008)
Alex Brumel, Alex Brumel (2006)
Alex Brumel, "Short On Time EP" (2005)
Typical club/festival set, 45 minutes:
If I Had a Hope (A&J duo)
Knew It Was You
Atlas (Wood Brothers cover)
The Company You Keep
I'm Your Man
I Don't Know You At All
Do You Love Me
There are no upcoming dates at this time.