Alice Cohen & The Channel 14 Weather Team
Alice Cohen is a musician and visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Growing up in Philadelphia, with jazz musician parents, the “Philly Sound” was a huge influence. Cohen began playing her songs in coffee houses, when she was 14, then went on to sing and play in bands in the late 70s, honing her skills in disco cover bands.
In 1979 she had her first release with Philly funk band Fun City, “Save the Best for Last” (Chrysalis Records), and in 1982 wrote the dance floor classic “Deetour” for Atlantic Records’ disco singer Karen Young. In the 80’s she was in the synth-pop band The Vels (Polygram Records), and in the 90’s she sang and played bass with grunge band Die Monster Die (Roadrunnner Records). In more recent years she has released 5 solo LPs. With “Artificial Fairytales”, her 6th, she is joined for the first time by members of her live band, Adrian Knight and David Lackner aka “The Channel 14 Weather Team”. The live band has grown to include Zach Phillips on bass, and Ryan Power on drums. In addition to her musical output, Cohen is also a visual artist known primarily for her work in stop motion collage animation. She has created numerous music videos, and her work is shown in galleries and screenings worldwide.