October 05, 2008
Alizé Levy - The Girl Behind The Music... & The Music Behind The Girl
Whereas many persons can identify with the alcoholic beverage made popular by the happening party crowd, Alizé, not all of them might be familiar with the female singer of the same name — Alizé Levy. But, look out, because all that is about to undergo a dramatic change.
Just a quick listen to singer, song-writer, contemporary jazz dancer, model and actress, Alizé — and that’s the name on her birth certificate, not just a stage name — and one will realize that this young lady is the original, no carbon copy. Although she is indeed her father’s daughter, and she gives him credit for bestowing on her such wonderful vocals, Alizé is more than ready for her own spotlight. And her dad, international reggae singer, Barrington Levy, supports her totally.
Born in England, to a mother whose parents were Jamaican, and raised in West London, Alizé is a renowned songwriter. She says she wrote her first song at age six, an age when most girls are caught up with dolls and playing childish games. But that was an indication of her driving passion, which comes across effectively in her most recent offering, He Doesn't Know My Name, a soulful, emotionally intense song which makes you want to listen. This song is accompanied by a riveting and very well produced music video, which premiered on Jamaican television to rave reviews.
This project, however, is just the tip of the iceberg for this reggae/R&B singer and she is even now working on her debut album which is sure to have mass appeal and secure a large fan base for this rising star.
In 2002 Alizé released her debut single 'Chocolate Loving' in Jamaica, a track she penned herself to a rhythm from deejay Lady G’s G-String Productions, which featured hot Jamaican artiste Mr. Lexx.
Having lived with her father in Jamaica for three years (from age 13 to 16), Alizé became familiar with the musical landscape and some of the movers and shakers, so it was relatively easy for her to return to the island to do recordings, releases and performances.
She has performed with her father on the now defunct hit series, Heineken Startime and has also done a successful European Tour in 2005 as Barrington Levy's opening act. "Having had the opportunity to perform for of 50,000 people at Festival Mudial was so surreal, I can’t verbalise the feeling!!"
Promotion is on the up and up for He Doesn't Know My Name and, with music burning in her soul and a pen poised to write, there will surely be follow-up singles ready to take the international market by storm. Cheers to Alizé!