Sometimes an artist moves you and takes you to another place. In their words and music you are reminded of a personal experiences that have drawn out your emotions and created memories that last a lifetime.
A Fine Frenzy blends a soulful voice and personal experiences to provide a musical experience that is truly memorable. We wanted to share the beauty of this artist and have you experience the true depth A Fine Frenzy brings. It is in her vulnerability that will enjoy this amazing compilation.
Alison Sudol, the voice behind A Fine Frenzy has a gift that should be shared by all.
Born in Seattle, Washington to two dramatic arts teachers, Sudol and her mother moved to Los Angeles after her parents divorced when she was five years old. She didn’t see her father, John Sudol, often while she was growing up. She grew up listening to a wide range of music, including Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, and swing.
She graduated from high school at the age of 16, and considered herself “nerdy and quiet.” Sudol did not “drink or smoke or do anything like that.” She stated in an interview “I was so nervous about going into college like that and super young. I figured I would take two years and try to find out what I was doing with music. And when I was 18, I was just so deep into it that I didn’t want to stop. At age 18, Sudol started her first band, Monro.
Sudol had a passion for literature, and immersed herself in the works of C. S. Lewis, E. B. White, Lewis Carroll, Anthony Trollope, and Charles Dickens. Her band’s name, “A Fine Frenzy,” is taken from a verse in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: “The poet’s eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven” (Theseus, Act 5, Scene 1). After teaching herself to play the piano, she began putting her creative energy into writing songs.