Alicia Witt

Alicia Witt

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandPopRock

Alicia Witt might be best known as an actor. But with a recent cover story in Sound+Vision magazine, appearance as musical guest on the Craig Ferguson show, and her original piano driven rock in the vein of Sara Bareilles/The Frey meets Billy Joel/Elton John, that may be about to change.

Biography

You might know Alicia Witt from her work as an actor on shows including Friday Night Lights, Law & Order and Cybill, and from the films 88 Minutes, Two Weeks Notice, Last Holiday and Mr Hollands Opus to name a few. But she is also a classically trained pianist and accomplished singer/songwriter. For the last 3 years, she's been performing her original songs at venues across the country such as Hotel Cafe and The Viper Room in Los Angeles, and Joe's Cafe and The Living Room in New York. ??Alicia's music video, for the single 'Anyway', was played on MTVu and VH1.com. She has also appeared as musical guest on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and was featured as the cover story in Sound+Vision Magazine.??

"...the rock-solid singing, keyboards and songwriting of actress Alicia Witt, serving sharply personal, boldly melodic pop originals in the Carole King/Billy Joel vein... the repertoire of snappy, resilient, emancipated-woman anthems and touching lost-and-found love ballads that now make up the set she "sells" quite well in concert. - Jonathan Takiff, Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/11

“...what a voice. It comes from tender, intimate appeals, soaring to roof raising heights, as she all the while works the piano with ease and command...where Witt really excels is in her ballads, personal and universal poems of love, longing, and everyday girl issues. Her lyrics flow with a poetic polish, and her piano playing rivals that of rockers Billy Joel or Elton John.” - What Duvet Said, review, 12/09

“One of the many special things about music is that it has the power..to reveal something about the writer, about the singer,and about the listener. But you have to be willing to give yourself over and embrace the special force that leads to a more immersive and more personal listening experience. The willingness to share who you really are connects you with something that's powerful and heartfelt and true. And you don't mind where you end up because of it ...You feel fine. You feel free. You are grooving. That's what Alicia Witt's music is like.”

—  Mike Mettler, Sound & Vision Magazine/Cover Story

Discography

Alicia Witt- (self titled) EP 2009
Me or New York (single) 2011
Live at Rockwood (full length album to be released)June 2012