The Alice Project is a NY based indie group that over the past decade has recorded 4 critically acclaimed CD's and continues to tour. Alice plays alot of solo and duo acoustic shows with Jimmy and the band also plays together. Combining the great pop sounds of the Beatles, Aimee Mann, Carole King, Ben Folds and Sheryl Crow, the Alice Project finesses their way through a tempting rainbow of musical genres singing about everything from Traffic to Regifting. Their music can be heard on Soap Operas, reality shows, films, commercials and even college alma maters...no really. The band features Alice Leon, Jimmy Leahey, Scott Strunk and Al Greene.
*2002 TOP12 DIY PERFORMING SONGWRITER MAGAZINE" "TRAVELING WITH LADY BERLIN"
Alice Leon was signed to a development deal with Sony records via John Kalodner in 1997 to ride the wave of Shawn Colvin and Aimee Mann. Though she saw herself as an indie artist, the opportunity was self affirming and the journey was a blast. A CD was never released... but Alice felt confirmed as a viable player in the business and has gone on to release three full length CD's with her faithful band "The Alice Project" and they’ve just completed their 4th. …"The Girl on the Box" 5/08
As a songwriter and performer (aside from her CD's), she has written over 60 songs for children with cancer via the "songs of love foundation"... In 2007 wrote the new Alma Mater for Kean Unversity. Wrote an original song for a new product for CRAYOLA. Has had her music placed thousands of times on NBC Soap operas and reality shows and is working on a number of small films.
Alice is performing 100 shows a year both with and without her band and is poised to promote this new one. The AP music has also been played on over 300 podcasts since 2007.
AMG’s Alex Henderson describes her music: “Alice Leon connects to listeners. She can comment on love and make you love in that moment. She can comment on pain and hurt and give it sharp wit and groove. And she will always help you remember that you must ultimately rely on yourself to get through.”
For more information about this NJ/NY based band check out:
Alice Leon- composer, lead DIVA, acoustic guitar, piano
James Leahey-composer/ acoustic and electric guitars and bkgrd vox
Al Greene/ composer, bass and bkgrd vox
Scott Strunk / drums and percussion, loops
"THE BIG NUMBER" 1999
"TRAVELING WITH LADY BERLIN" 2001
"OVERNIGHT SUCCESS" 2004
"THE GIRL ON THE BOX" 2008
Performing Songwriter Magazine
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"Laden with infectious hooks and sing-a-long choruses, (Alice) Leon’s songs teem with an unabashed...
"Laden with infectious hooks and sing-a-long choruses, (Alice) Leon’s songs teem with an unabashed spirit that eschews fashion and embraces substance. DIY Top 12 Pick." Performing Songwriter
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"Rarely do lyrics this compelling accompany melodies this strong! The pop hooks stick in your head...
"Rarely do lyrics this compelling accompany melodies this strong! The pop hooks stick in your head, while the words often leave you laughing, or reflecting on your life experiences, or both. The vocals are alternately sweet and powerful, and the musicianship is top-notch. This is catchy, intelligent pop-rock with broad demo appeal that will sound great on multiple radio formats. Alice has had a successful run at many alternative stations. Now it's pop radio's turn. If you're a program director looking for something that will rise above the pablum and appeal to your hip adult audience, this is it -- on a silver platter." Dave Hoeffel, VP/Executive Director, Friday Morning Quarterback
THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Alice Leon ... has come into her own." The New York Times
Alex Henderson AMG
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"vulnerable and sensitive without being wimpy. Leon’s expressive vocals and contemplative, often poe..."vulnerable and sensitive without being wimpy. Leon’s expressive vocals and contemplative, often poetic lyrics bring to mind storytellers who range from Carole King to Edie Brickell and Sheryl Crow. ... This CD makes one hope that the Alice Project will become better known. All Music Guide
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Ask Alice for smart melodies - The Alice Project, featuring New Jersey based singer-songwriter Al...Ask Alice for smart melodies
- The Alice Project, featuring New Jersey based singer-songwriter Alice Leon, debuts in Philadelphia tonight at the Tin Angel. Touring behind the acclaimed release, "Traveling with Lady Berlin," Leon puts out solid, traditional pop music reminiscent of the days of Carole King and Carly Simon. Smart, melodic pop has gotten all but lost in the maze of bellybutton divas. Leon may just change that. She performs with Jim Leahey on lead guitar, Alan Greene on bass, Scott Monetti on keyboards and Scott Strunk on drums.
3 sets of our new music along with really interesting versions of classic covers. Alice plays alot of solo and duo acoustic shows as well.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.