With excellent press presence for their last album "Rough" and the single "Lights in the Valley", which were broadcast on radio stations both Switzerland and abroad, POKER ALICE are presenting their 5th album "Black White and Blue". Recorded are ten songs with a variety of emotions, from unpolished roughness to romantic sweetness and from catchy cheerfulness to profound melancholy. Strong feelings explode in POKER ALICE's music and the lyrics show strength and depth.
Since the first production "Half Past Midnite" (1997), the band has polished their musical identity and grown in their technical abilities, but their style still remains direct, melodic, catchy. On their new CD “Black White and Blue”, we hear the bands rocky pop sound, which proves very impressively that they are more American than some productions originating from the States.
Front woman Monika Schär will put the audience under a spell with her warm, powerful and changeable voice and breathes her soul right into her songs. Charlie Midnite (songwriter, guitar), Ivan (guitar), Dieter Senn (bass), and René Hunziker (drums) form the band into a powerful unit.
POKER ALICE have matured, become more self-confident and developed a high level of style. We notice this in the great song arrangements, their solid playing skills and the relaxed lightness of their music. The band not only convinces through their studio productions, but also through their energetic live concerts. POKER ALICE are able to transfer their material authentically and to entertain their audience. A band you will not forget quickly.
POKER ALICE are on the right track. At the "Rock-Highway Contest 2004" 72 Swiss bands competed and the winner was - POKER ALICE!
Monika Schär (vocals)
Charlie Midnite (guitars)
Dieter Senn (bass)
René Hunziker (drums)