A multi-disciplinary artist, Alice Groves is a singer-songwriter who co-arranges and co-produces
her music at her home-base, Monkland Studios in Ottawa as well as designing her own videos for
release on Youtube. She performs and records both originals and covers which blend world-folk-
jazz genres variously with infusions of Brazilian, Arabic (arpegios) and Celtic stylings. She has
performed in dozens of venues large and small from small cafes to large concert halls (including
the Studio and Fourth Stageof Canada's National Arts Centre, Parliament Hill Mainstage on Canada
Day) locally, nationally and internationally. And she has been interviewed and appeared on CBC
radio shows "All in a Day", "In Town and Out" and made numerous guest appearances on Radio Q101,
Energy 12, CFRA, CKCU and on Rogers TV, CTV, and CBC-TV.
Her constant drive to embrace world sounds and cultures has led her to include Antonio Carlos
Jobim's "A Day in the Life of A Fool" (Cannes award-winning Brazilain film Manha Carnaval) on
her fifth album "Soft Illusions" and which has begun to receive notable attention on Youtube.
The album also covers Consuelo Velazquez' inimitable love song "Besame Mucho" and the
modern classic "Don't Cry for me Argentina"; but it also covers Cirque de Soleil's "If I Could
Reach Your Heart". Alongside these covers and others are her originals - "Canada" - for which she
wrote both lyrics and music, and which was featured in McLean's Magazine "Defining Canadian
Moments", June, 2012; "Today's Lover" and "The Phoenician" - both spoken word pieces
with Alice's soprano vocal scatting flowing in and out of the words.
In "Whisper Down the Wind", Alice sixth album, the combination of her ethereal but somehow gutsy
soprano voice weaves in and out of the outstanding musical arrangement to re-create inimitable
msterpieces like "Wild is the Wind", "Windmills of Your Mind", among others, and in her original
spoken-word piece "Jazz Tango to Love", an original fusion of jazz and world sounds, and a
vocal fusion of singing and speaking the powerful words of the piece.
Alice's music can be found on Myspace, Youtube, and CDBaby, Itunes, Amazon, etc.