Brighton's Old Market welcomes soul singer Alice Russell

Brighton venue The Old Market (TOM) has announced the first in a new series of live stream events.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 11:05 am
Alice Russell
Alice Russell

Phoenix from the Flames will be an evening of music and spoken word performance, featuring a performance from soul singer Alice Russell. The event will also see sets performed by artists including alternative R&B artist Scarlett Fae, poet Jenny Foulds and hip hop artist Phonetic, as well as a performance led by female members from the cast of the hit show STOMP.

The event will be part of TOM’s Reigning Women season of programming celebrating women who perform and work in the arts sector. The venue will be offering a live stream experience that boasts a six-camera set-up and a high-quality audio experience.

Mark Gordon, marketing manager of The Old Market, said: “We are super excited to present our first self-produced live stream event. All of the artists involved are absolutely incredible, and after weeks of preparation, we’re now ready to show the world what TOM can do. To say we’re buzzing to get back to presenting entertainment again is the understatement of the century, and this show represents our first step towards welcoming back audiences in 2021.”

Phoenix from the Flames will take place on Thursday, April 1 2021. Tickets cost from £7.50, with a portion of the sales will be donated to Brighton Women’s Centre. To book, visit

“Reigning Women is a genre-spanning mini-season of shows and events that are all about celebrating some of the women that are strutting their stuff on the scene at the moment. TOM offers a platform for both established artists and rising stars to showcase their amazing talents. Not only that, but we’ve also managed to raise thousands of pounds for local charities and good causes, including Brighton Women’s Centre, RISE and Lewes FC –

“Alice Russell is a British soul singer. She is the daughter of an organist and grew up in Framlingham, Suffolk. At the age of nine, following in her father’s and sisters’ musical footsteps, Russell began taking lessons on the cello, and sang in choirs, before studying art and music in Brighton from 1994. As well as the classical influences of her father, and formal music lessons, Russell began finding influence in gospel music and soul artists such as Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin from an early age which played a big part in the shaping of her style.”