In Brief

The duo of Dingley and Jenks formed Alpha in 1996 they were originally called Ariel after working on various projects in the Bristol area. Alpha recruited singers Wendy Stubbs, Martin Barnard, Helen White and Kelvin Swaby now of The Heavy to add vocals to their downtempo, beat-driven compositions of the late 1990s, which led to them being included in the category of “Post Trip-Hop”. “ComeFromHeaven”, their debut LP was the first release on Massive Attack’s Melankolic label in 1997 and departed in 2001 after the release of ‘The Impossible Thrill’. They are currently on Don’t Touch Recordings, a label they founded and have released a further eight albums to date including the very exciting collaboration with Horace Andy ’ Two Phazed People’ which is getting outstanding reviews. Alpha is known in the industry as ‘The best kept secret’ and has worked with the likes of Madonna, Robert Plant, Massive Attack, Jarvis Cocker Alison Moyet, Benjamin Biolay  and Coldplay.
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3 thoughts on “History

  1. Profile photo of Cocteaukid Cocteaukid says:

    And “The Impossible Thrill” album cover is so cold blue as this master piece’s sound is less organic than “ComeFromHeaven”… In fact, the covers really stick perfectly to the inner atmospheres :-))

  2. Profile photo of Oleg says:

    I’ve always loved ‘Sometime Later’ album cover.

  3. Profile photo of Remko Remko says:

    why is the picture of horace not in here? Wouldn’t like to miss him!

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