Alba Ponce de León is a singer/songwriter who cut her teeth as a backup singer for the late great Charles Bradley (Daptone Records) and Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens (Daptone Records). She is a founding member of the Resistance Revival Chorus, an all-womxn's chorus born out of the Women's March, that performs songs of joy and protest all around the United States. She currently fronts and writes for her band, Alba + The Mighty Lions, whose Latin Pyschedelic Soul stylings will be released this year on 45 by the Brooklyn label, Names You Can Trust.
In addition to her personal projects, Alba has recorded for artists including Alicia Keys, Mark Ronson, Kevin Morby, Gnarls Barkley, Binky Griptite, The Reigning Sound, The Scone Cash Players and more. She has performed live with Syl Johnson, Marva Whitney, Billy Prince of the Precisions, BENJAMIN, Walk Talk, SLV and Karikatura NYC, to name a few.
Alba's work has also been highlighted on various soundtracks. Her cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity was recently on the debut episode of Gimlet Media's podcast, The Habitat. She was also featured on the soundtrack for the internet series, Gray Ground. She wrote various songs on the soundtrack for Postales, which was recently reissued by Colemine Records, feat. additional previously unreleased tunes.
A self confessed Record Head, you can also find Alba DJing around NYC from her growing arsenal of soul 45s around. She hosts a monthly live-streamed radio show, The Current Dig with Alba La Leonesa, on @Balamii Radio. You can hear her most recent episode archived here.
To stay in the loop about upcoming shows and release dates, follow Alba on Instagram @albasmightylions.
ORIGINAL SONGS BY ALBA
"LA MALDAD" composed by Michael Deller, Alba Ponce De Leon and Caito Sanchez for the movie, "POSTALES" written and directed by Josh Hyde. Music video by SWIVS.
“Nadie Puede Escapar” by Los Sospechos. Lyrics and Vocals by Alba Ponce de Leon. Postales (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) ℗ 2013 Colemine Records
“Sigamos El Sol” by Los Sospechos. Lyrics and Vocals by Alba Ponce de Leon. Postales (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) ℗ 2013 Colemine Records