ALBA PONCE DE LEON
is a Singer/Songwriter who cut her teeth at Daptone Records singing backup for Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens and the late, great Charles Bradley. She is a member of the Resistance Revival Chorus, a Womxn’s Chorus that has performed songs of joy and protest all around the United States, including at the Ms. Magazine Awards, the Glamour Awards, the Election of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, alongside Angelique Kidjo and more.
Alba currently fronts and writes for her band, Alba + The Mighty Lions, whose Latin Pyschedelic Soul stylings appear on the Brooklyn label, Names You Can Trust. Their cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity was recently featured on the soundtrack for Gimlet Media's podcast, The Habitat.
Other past recording projects include singing back-ups for Alicia Keys, Mark Ronson, Kevin Morby, Gnarls Barkley, Binky Griptite, The Reigning Sound, The Scone Cash Players and more. In addition, her writing and vocal contributions to the Postales Soundtrack were recently reissued by Colemine Records. Alba performed live with Syl Johnson, Marva Whitney, Billy Prince of the Precisions, Ani DiFranco and many more.
A self-confessed Record Head, you can find Alba DJing soul music around NYC. She hosted 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.
Stay in the loop about upcoming shows and release dates! Follow Alba on Instagram @albasmightylions.
Photo by Oskar Mann
NEW SPOTIFY PLAYLIST!
Alba + The Mighty Lions have compiled all their current favorite tunes for you on the Roaring Vibras Spotify Playlist! Rolas from Chicano Batman, La Luz, Flor de Toloache, Combo Chimbita, Helado Negro, and more.
LISTEN TO ROARING VIBRAS ON SPOTIFY —> HERE