from South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Alice Lui, an International versatile singer, musician,
composer, arranger is originally from Hong Kong, learned to
play the piano at the age of five, attended St. Paul's Convent
School, became a professional muso at the age of 16 and went
on tour singing all over Southeast Asia. At the tender age of
19, she became the youngest female bandleader in one of the
most famous night club; The Hong Kong "Mocambo". A
couple of years later, Alice moved to San Francisco and formed
another band, "Alice and the Wave". Over time, her
multi-lingual combo built up such strong word of mouth, Bay
Area Arbitron No 1 radio station FM 96.5 K.O.I.T. rated the
band "Sensational Band of the Orient"
Alice set her milestone having joined superstars such as
Richard Elliott, ("Best Wind Player" award winner at the
American Smooth Jazz Awards), Greg Adams (from Tower of
Power) Spyro Gyra, Big Band Voodo Daddy...etc. in earning
standing ovations at October, 2011ís Yosemite International
Jazz Festival, the biggest musical event in Central
California. In doing so, she became the first ever Asian
musical artist to perform at this hugely popular highlight
of the West Coast jazz calendar.
San Francisco's Chinese New Year Festivities are known to be the largest Asian celebrations outside of Asia. Starting from 2014, Alice's been performing annually singing live throughout the whole routine at the SouthWest Airline San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade, in front of over 2 million audience from all over the world.
On 14th May 2014, Alice set another milestone of a life time
not only sharing the same stage, but performing with 2 times
Grammy Award winner and 5 times nominee, the legendary
"Rambling Jack Elliott" in her humble music journey!
Jack Elliott's guitar and his mastery of Guthrie's material
had a big impact on Bob Dylan. Dylan was sometimes
referred to as the 'son' of Jack Elliott.
Alice sings and plays a variety of music including Latin,
Big Band, Jazz, Rock, Ballads, Country, Techno as well as
music from the 1940's to today's top hits. She can
sing in multiple languages including English, Mandarin,
Cantonese, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, plus a bit of French
and Tagalog. Alice & the Wave Band has backed up many
famous sensational singers from the Far East.
Alice has also given birth to a radio show "樂韻人生 Live the
Music Lives" she's been hosting since January 2011. Within a
year, she received the "Best Radio Program Producer Award"
from the Northern California Chinese Media Association on
23rd September 2011.
Alice has been serving on judge panels for all types of
sing/music contest since 1983 including the Sing Tao
Newspaper/Radio Singing Contests, 台灣中國電視公司 "華人星光大道 Million
Stars Singing Contest, Voice of China (Regional