Alva Leigh is a Mississippi-born singer-songwriter living in London.
Alva Leigh is a Mississippi-born singer-songwriter based in London. In December 2017, Alva gave birth to a daughter and has spent the past eighteen months piecing together songs from the emotional tumble dryer of new motherhood. The joyous, relentless, tumultuous job of being a new mom inspired Alva's dark and dreamy pop sound with her crystal-clear voice at the centre.
Alva has always worked to craft the kind of songs that transport listeners with emotional honesty and lush storytelling. Her music has been featured in Grey’s Anatomy, as well major ad campaigns for brands like Pandora Jewellery, Addison Lee and C-Spire Media. In addition to her solo work, Alva is one half of Lewis and Leigh with Welsh singer-songwriter Al Lewis. They released their debut album, Ghost, to huge critical acclaim in 2016. The album reached number 1 on the Amazon Folk chart, won best UK Americana Album & Song ('The 4:19') in 2017. The duo appeared on Germany's largest music TV show, Ina's Nacht, opened for Deacon Blue & Jools Holland and performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Glastonbury & Cambridge Folk Festival.
Alva teamed up with writer and producer Matt Ingram at Urchin Studios in London to make her new EP, out next year.
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