Alpha (band)

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Alpha
Origin Bristol, England
Genres Trip hop, downtempo, lounge music, chill Out
Years active 1996–present
Associated acts Martin Barnard, Kelvin Swaby, Helen White, James Roberts
Website www.alphaheaven.com
Members Corin Dingley
Wendy Stubbs
Hannah Collins
Duncan Attwood
Past members Andy Jenks
Peter Wild

Alpha is a trip hop/electronica group, comprising founding member Corin Dingley, vocalist and lyricist Wendy Stubbs and Hannah Collins; other founding member, Andy Jenks, left the group before the release of their 2007 LP "The Sky Is Mine". Originally working under the name "Ariel", the duo of Dingley and Jenks came together in 1995 after both had worked on various projects in the Bristol area, home of trip-hop groups Massive Attack and Portishead. Like Massive Attack, Alpha recruited singers to add vocals to their downtempo, beat-driven compositions of the late 1990s, which led to them being included in the category of "Post Trip-Hop". "ComeFromHeaven", their debut LP was the first release on Massive Attack's Melankolic label in 1997. They are currently on Don't Touch Recordings, a label they founded. A collaboration with Reggae icon Horace Andy, entitled Two-Phazed People, was released in August 2009. Alpha's latest album The Eleventh Trip was released in 2012 and features the vocals of Wendy Stubbs, Hannah Collins and Duncan Attwood.

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