Led by East Coastline singer/songwriter Alice Leon, the Alice Task is really a Princeton, NJ-based strap that focuses on melodic, hooky, tuneful pop/rock and roll. Leon isn’t the type of designer who is out of her method to become abstract or hard; her tunes tend to become meaty and considerable, yet extremely accessible and an easy task to absorb. Leon’s affects — either immediate or indirect — range between Carole Ruler, Carly Simon, as well as the Beatles to Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Sheryl Crow, and previous Til Tuesday vocalist turned single designer Aimee Mann. Using the Alice Task, Leon requires a extremely hands-on approach; furthermore to writing virtually all the band’s materials by herself, Leon provides co-produced the Alice Project’s albums and performed a whole lot of organizing. The Alice Task isn’t Leon’s initial band; before developing the Alice Task, she was the business lead singer of the band known as After Alice, which made an appearance on Superstar Search in 1990 and documented an album entitled Sound the Security alarm in 1995. A number of the music from Sound the Alarm had been used as vocals on CBS’s long-running cleaning soap opera Guiding Light, and Leon produced a visitor appearance on that plan when she performed a wedding vocalist and performed the show’s theme music. After Alice split up in 1996, as well as for awhile, Leon was operating as a single artist. The vocalist/songwriter (who takes on acoustic guitar and keyboards) was carrying out an acoustic single occur a Greenwich Town café whenever a representative of Sony Music noticed her; that representative launched her to maker John Kalodner, who authorized Leon to some development cope with Sony. In 1997, Sony organized for Leon to record a demonstration, which was made by headbanger Dave “The Snake” Sabo (from the Los Angeles-based weighty metal/hard rock-band Skid Row) and Jackyl vocalist Jesse Wayne Dupree. Unfortunately, items with Sony didn’t workout; when commercial restructuring occurred, Leon’s development offer was terminated. But even though setback, Leon persevered and produced the Alice Task in 1997. Because Sony acquired let Leon maintain her demonstration, she could sell cassettes from the recording on the Alice Project’s live gigs; Leon provides called that demonstration Conversations in the bed room. The Alice Project’s debut record, The Big Amount, was documented for Leon’s very own label, Clown Dairy Information, in 1998. That Compact disc discovers her leading the band’s primary lineup, which contains Leon on business lead vocals and tempo acoustic guitar, Mickey Angel on business lead acoustic guitar, Scott Monetti on keyboards and history vocals, Jim Arra on bass and history vocals, and Scott Strunk on drums. In 2000, the Alice Project’s second recording, Traveling With Woman Berlin, premiered on Clown Dairy; that yr, Leon led a fresh lineup that included Strunk and beginners Wayne Leahey (business lead acoustic guitar) and Alan Greene (bass). In 2002, the Alice Task documented their third recording, Overnight Success, that was also released on Clown Dairy.