Alex Winston will be performing tonight at The Knitting Factory- doors open at 7:30pm and she is set to perform at 9:30pm. The singer/song-writer grew up in metro Detroit, with a background singing opera and now currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Her UK label Island Records, also represents heavy hitters like Cut Copy, Florence & The Machine, Nicki Minaj and Tom Tom Club, to name a few. You don’t miss her live show- it’s packed with a huge live band and one serious pair of lungs- Winston’s vocals and energy will leave you mesmerized.
Last year Winston spoke with Interview Magazine, in which she made sure to Rep the city that nurtured her:
Interview Mag: Who and what are some of your influences?
WINSTON: Well, really all over the place. Detroit, definitely because of Motown and Stooges. When you come from a place like Detroit, you’re really proud of what you have there. I grew up listening to a lot of that stuff, but also early rock-and-roll like Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis. I feel like as I grew older, I’ve been working with different musicians, people that have are constantly showing me different things. One of my old band mates was really into metal and ’80s rock, so I really got into that, too. I also love country, folk, and strong female voices, like Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton, PJ Harvey, and Kate Bush.” -via Interview Magazine