Alice Merton Breaks Into Top 40 Pop Radio (#31), Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon Airs Again On 3/30Rolling Stone “Artist To Watch” + Festival Dates, Vance Joy Tour”No Roots” Out Now On Mom + Pop Music, Streaming 150 Million Worldwide
Alice Merton has broken into the pop radio top 40.
This occurs just weeks after she reached #1 on the alternative charts. She held #1 for 2 consecutive weeks at alternative radio and held it for 8 weeks in Canada.
NBC will also be re-airing her ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ performance on 3/30. In recent months “No Roots” has reached #1 on the AAA charts 5 weeks in a row. She also played TV spots on WGN-TV Chicago and Good Day NY. Recently she was featured In Billboard’s ‘Chartbreaker’ section which has previously featured artists such as Cardi B & Khalid.
The up and coming singer-songwriter recently signed to Mom + Pop Music and earned a major feature on Billboard, which is online now.
In May Alice will go on tour with Vance Joy. Dates are below. Her single “No Roots” has already captured an immense amount of attention with over 150 million global plays on Spotify and YouTube.
Tour Dates: 5/6 Atlanta, GA Shaky Knees Fest 5/15 Charlottesville, VA Spring Pavilion* 5/16 Columbus, OH Express Live!* 5/18 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE* 5/19 Portsmouth, VA Portsmouth Pavilion* 5/20 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Fest 5/22 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre* 5/24 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live* 5/25 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre* 5/26 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre* 5/27 Napa, CA BottleRock Napa Valley 5/30 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater* 6/1 St. Paul, MN Myth Live* 6/2 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom* 6/3 – New York, NY – Governors Ball Music Festival 6/14 Brooklyn, NY Prospect Park* 6/15 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion* 6/16 Hunter, NY NY Mountain Jam 6/17 Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival 8/4 Montreal, QC Osheaga Festival 8/7 Toronto, ON Echo Beach^
* W/ Vance Joy ^ W/ Tash Sultana
“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.