Today Alice Merton embarks on her fall U.S. tour. She plays a sold-out Chicago show tonight and will follow that with a performance on WGN-TV tomorrow morning. Alice will also play Good Day NY early next week. Last month she was featured In Billboard’s ‘chartbreaker’ section which has previously featured artists such as Cardi B & Khalid. Ms. Merton continues her rise on the Billboard Alt Radio Top 40 coming in at #10, and is currently #6 at AAA Radio and #7 at iTunes Alternative Charts. The up and coming singer-songwriter recently signed to Mom + Pop Music and earned a major feature on Billboard, which is online now. Her single “No Roots” has already captured an immense amount of attention with over 75 million global plays on Spotify and YouTube.
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U.S. TOUR DATES:
11/20 – Chicago, IL – Schubas (SOLD OUT)
11/21 – Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar
11/22 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Jr
11/24 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
11/28 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
11/29 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
11/30 – Washington, DC – DC9
12/02 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
12/09 – San Francisco, CA – Oracle Arena (Not So Silent Night)
12/11/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Moroccan Lounge
12/14 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom (December To Remember)
12/16 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
12/17 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile
“I’ve got no roots, but my home was never on the ground.“
One whole sentence seems to sum up the life of the English/Canadian singer and songwriter Alice Merton. Four countries and eleven moves later, she starts to take her first independent steps into the music industry. With success – No Roots reached top positions on iTunes, Spotify, Shazam and Hype Machine. In Germany, the song has already reached platinum status and was #1 in the official single charts.
Raised in Canada, finishing high school in Germany, then moving on to England with her family, Alice has gotten quite used to packing and unpacking boxes. With her debut single No Roots, she describes the life of having had many different homes, but comes to the realization that her home was never in one place.
At the age of five she started taking classical piano lessons, four years later she was introduced to vocal training. After spending many years being classically trained, Alice discovered the art of songwriting through one of her high school courses in Germany. She then went on to study songwriting and pursue her dream of becoming a professional singer/songwriter.
During her studies she started working with various producers. Finding the right producer is like finding a missing puzzle piece, you know it’s there somewhere, but it takes a really longtime to find.” However, after being introduced to Nicolas Rebscher, a Berlin-based producer, she knew she had found her match.
Creating a very analog and organic pop sound, going back to the basics of drum and bass driven music, they combined their individual styles to develop a style of their own. Nicolas Rebscher’s arrangements were the perfect addition to Alice’s melodies, combining the depth and softness in her voice, with his energetic and charismatic sounds.