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Alessi's Ark

Singer-Songwriter

London UK-ENGLAND

1280

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The Robot

The musical avatar of Alessi Laurent-Marke, Alessi’s Ark might have begun as homework but her quirky, blade-sharp folk pop is mature far beyond her years. Required to play an instrument in school, Laurent-Marke took up the drums at age 11 and by her 17th birthday she had quit school to focus on music, become a Myspace sensation and signed with Virgin Records UK. Her debut album Notes from the Treehouse was produced by Bright Eyes member and Rilo Kiley producer Mike Mogis, and was released on Virgin in the UK-only in 2009. Following parting ways with Virgin, Alessi signed with UK indie label Bella Union in 2010. In turns stark and cinematic, Alessi’s new EP Soul Proprietor signals a new beginning for an already unusually experienced young artist. New album will be out soon after SXSW.

Time

Friday March 18

7:30PM

Venue

Central Presbyterian Church

All Ages

200 E 8th St

Online

www.alessisark.com

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