Alex Nester | Rattle the Walls

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Rattle the Walls

by Alex Nester

Critically-acclaimed debut from singer/songwriter phenom blends r&b, gospel, funk, and blues while incorporating LA & NY A-list musicians, even the Four Tops. Ever wondered what happened to REAL singers with REAL musicians playing REAL music? Here it is.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Soul
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1. Unique
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2. Key of Truth
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3. Darkness Into Light
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4. Been Through It All
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5. Sister, Can You Help Me
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6. Thank You (To All My Friends)
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7. For Life
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8. Sir Stevie
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9. Impossible
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10. Beggin'
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11. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
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12. Smile
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13. Believe It or Not
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14. The Music in My Life
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15. Can't Help Myself
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Alex Nester is UNIQUE...this very song from her new album describes this talented twenty-four-year-old songstress who is gifted beyond her years. Of course other phrases come to mind: phenomenal, amazing, born to sing. When Alex picks up the mike, she sings with the conviction, passion, and experience of someone twice her age. But maybe that makes sense, she has been singing professionally since she was nine! Her resume already includes 12 albums, countless jingles, and over 25 theatrical productions, as well as working with established musicians such as The Four Tops, The Fifth Dimension, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Desi Arnaz, Jr. But then again, maybe Alex's deep musical expression comes not only from her professional experience but from her life experience. Lets go back to year 2000. She had recently turned 16. She had recently won the Outstanding Female Vocalist award at the prestigious LA Music Awards alongside some of the biggest names in the music business. Her career was beginning to soar. Then reality hit like a brick wall...Alex was diagnosed with cancer and her world was turned upside-down. Now instead of studio sessions she was attending chemotherapy sessions. Instead of doing gigs, she was fighting for her life. But the light of this fantastic young talent was not ready to be dimmed. Through prayer, hope, excellent treatment, and a year-long battle she was declared cancer-free. And now, in 2009, with years of professional experience, with profound life experience, Alex is doing was she was born to do: SING! But she doesnt just sing...she writes, she creates, she communicates. Blending gospel, jazz, R & B, funk, and blues, her music is soul music that comes from deep within and out through her extraordinary instrument. She sells a song with a depth of expression that could only come from a blend of unbelievable, unique raw talent; honed through unusual unique musical experience; sifted through powerful, unique personal trials. And now it all comes together for this amazing, young musical giant. As we finally see the release of her 1st album, get ready...Alex Nester is definitely...UNIQUE!

Produced by veteran producer and keyboard whiz, Robby Robinson, Rattle the Walls is a 15-song CD featuring a collection of some of LA & NY's A-list musicians including: Zoro, Richie "Gajate" Garcia, Alphonse Mouzon, Eric Marienthal, Gary Herbig, Brandon Fields, "Blue" Lou Marini, Jerry Vivino, Tom "Bones" Malone, Rick Baptist, Harry Kim, Bruce Conti, Danielle Savre, and Mandie Pinto. The last track even features the FOUR TOPS who lent their talents to recreate their classic Motown masterpiece, "Can't Help Myself". Check out some accolades from musicians who worked on her album.

"Alex has an absolutely incredible voice and possesses that rare heart of a true artist"--Zoro

"... a voice with the soul of Aretha, a song quality like Nancy Wilson, and the fire of Chaka"--Bobby Burns Jr.

"..Alex is one of the greatest singers in the world"--Alphonse Mouzon

"..She's an immense talent in the style of Whitney Houston"--Gary Herbig

"This is one new singer you want to check out!"--David Stout

"I was totally knocked out by her sound and pitch"--Rick Baptist

"...definitely world class"--Harry Kim

"...extremely talented...tremendous feeling and control"--Roy Wiegand

"...one of our next great singers"--Tom Timko

"..Her beautiful spirit and smile comes through her soulful approach to singing"--Tony Galla


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Glenn Ballantyne

Rattle the Walls
Robby and Alex are the perfect combination to create music that skillfully expresses love, energy and beauty with the quality and emotion seldom achieved.

Mr. Roboto

Completely blown away...
This girl has an absolutely amazing vocal range and such a sensual, soulful and strong delivery that the whole CD absolutely beguiles and charms me. Each track shows a different side of her immense capability. I'm really blown away. What a great discovery!

Curtis

Great new artist.
I picked up this album at Red Fish in Simi Valley after witnessing this girl do the MEANEST rendition of Come Together by the Beatles. The music on this album is, for lack of a better word, huge. The arrangements, instrumentation and vocals take me back to a lost time in music. She reminds me of Earth, Wind and Fire, Chicago, and Aretha Franklin just to name a few. I expect great things from Alex and I will gladly spread the word.

Peters at CD Baby


What an amazingly soulful voice from this 24 year old cancer survivor. Although this album features a veritable "who's who" of top LA players, and even a guest appearance from The Four Tops, the real star here is the superbly talented Nester, whose voice reminds us of only the best: Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and even Norah Jones at times. She even co-wrote most of the songs on here, which is quite remarkable, given their timeless appeal. This is gutsy, joyful, soul music that will appeal to fans young and old.

Lady Ra

Angel on Earth
It's really hard to choose a favorite song when they are so melodic and addictive ;] the voice is magnificent,amazing,heavenly!!!! Alex Nester is an angel on earth!

Al Henderson

WOW!!!
This cd is very funky as well as very soulful! This girl can downright SANG!! What a refreshing change from what is being produced in the music world today. Alex deserves the support of everyone who loves real music and real music intrumentation.

Caterina Maw

Rattle The Walls
Alex is a amazing artist and the passion that she puts towards her music reflects in her personal life as well. She not only is a wonderful singer who from a very young age has song with all her heart she has a wonderful heart as well. This album she has worked on for many years and I am so proud of all she has done to accomplish this album. It is always playing in my car and my kids love to hear & sing along with Cousin Alex.

junella

rattle the walls
I have listened to this multi-talented singer/songwriter/musician for many years and am always amazed by her range of accomplishments. Her newest album "Rattle the Walls" is #1 on my car CD and i-pod. Her voice is the GREATEST and a MUST-HEAR! This album tops everything I have heard of hers. Her appeal is timeless and reaches a great variety of listeners. This CD is an absolute BUY and watch for more to come!

Nancy

Amazing!!!!
You have got to check this out!!! It will blow your mind! Alex is phenomenally talented. I love this CD. It is so wonderful to listen to and even better to sing along to. It is so powerfully and beautifully made. Alex's CD is impressively motivating and uplifting. You will want to listen to it everyday!!!

Glenn

Music the way it is suppose to be!!
Amazing!!!!! Alex's voice is great. I love her vocal range. I listen to this album over and over and still cry on "Thank You" - great song! Also, I have been known to roll down the windows while driving and cranking up "Can't Help Myself".
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