A Fine Frenzy

It’s not often you come across a single person that has an entire band name.  I mean, I guess there’s Prince and Owl City and Moby and Girl Talk.  But other than that, it’s pretty rare.  A Fine Frenzy is actually the secret code name/actual artist name for Alison Sudol, the alternative singer-songwriter pianist from Seattle and, to be honest, the name fits the bill.  Granted the name was taken from a Shakespeare verse (because apparently Ms. Sudol is quite the literary word wizard), but it fits eerily close to what I imagine my description of her music would be if I had to explain it in three words from a Shakespeare verse.  Weird…



She currently has two albums on the market; the first released in 2007 and the second, Bomb In A Birdcage, released  less than a month ago in September 2009.   If I had to compare her music to someone, I’d probably say that she’s a mixture of Ben Folds and Regina Spektor with a splash of Paolo Nutini (see “Electric Twist” off of the new album) and a whisper of Norah Jones.  Her music is generally upbeat and paints a vivid musical landscape that’s easy to follow, but musically complex in its own right.  Whoa, that was pretty deep.

A Fine Frenzy is also currently busy touring across the country and is also extremely busy being good-looking (see caption on picture.)  But even with all that working overtime, she still finds time to have over 1,300,000 Twitter followers.  I guess you could say she’s “Seattle’s Best.”

Best Tracks: “Blow Away”, “What I Wouldn’t Do”, “Electric Twist” and “The Beacon.”

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About the Author

Kyle Brigham is a fan of all things music. He has been to a ridiculous number of concerts across the nation and has been interviewing bands for over 10 years. He likes to listen to music excessively loud and thinks you got to get up to get down.

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