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Lexelle is Danielle Cardona and Alex Simon’s pop music collaboration. The project’s sound is inspired by early New Wave and disco acts like Depeche Mode, Prince, The Eurythmics, Rick James, ABBA, Bee-Gees, Donna Summer, and Roxy Music (to name a few), and some of it’s key influences also include David Bowie, Shirley Manson, Goldfrapp, and Nico.
Singer, songwriter, and New York native Danielle Cardona emerged in the NYC Fashion scene as a model in the early 2000s. Writing and music had always been a passion of Danielle's, but they became her main focus in early 2010 when she began collaborating with Alex Simon. Danielle’s interest in Art and Fashion play a large role in both her writing and performance.
Inspired by his guitarist cousin, Marc Ribot, and the guitarist Django Reinhardt, Alex Simon is best known for his gypsy jazz performances at internationally renowned cocktail lounges Milk and Honey, Pegu Club, Hotel Delmano, and The Norwood. He has masterfully incorporated the sound into Lexelle, imbuing the band with a unique, global feel.