Fire water earth + sky is Alibee's first release. The name reflects the 4 elements of human nature, artistic adventure, complex relationships and spiritual truth. The EP features 3 original songs by Alibee, as well as a cover of the song Save a prayer by Duran Duran, included as a homage to the group that has inspired her since her youth.
Alicia Bankhofer is the lead singer of the Austrian rock band Slave called shiver. Alibee is her solo foray into the elemental soulful pop genre.
A solid musical foundation graced her formative years in her home country of Trinidad & Tobago. After marrying and moving to Austria she lent her background vocals to Art & Easy – the jazz / blues combo of her husband Andreas Bankhofer.
As the elements would have it, in 2005 Alicia felt the urge to create + forge her own music, quickly finding root in the rock genre. She evolved beyond hobby projects to her new calling as a singer and songwriter, and hasn't looked back.
Influences: Basia, Aimee Mann, Natalie Merchant, Fiona Apple, Sia