Natalia-AleyBy Michael Aushenker

When Natalie Aley and New Cycle take the stage Wednesday at Witzend, expect an interesting reconfiguration of spare parts from the likes of Chic, Sister Sledge, ABBA and Blondie.
“We want to take old sounds of ‘70s and ‘80s and blend them [using] new technology with new trends, like electronic music and dubstep,” said singer-songwriter Natalie Aley. “New things are just well-forgotten old things, and life goes in cycles.”
Hence the moniker “New Cycle.”
Aley has a deep background in musical theater. In Moscow she played the lead role in “We Will Rock You,” a musical based on the songs of Queen. After befriending Queen guitarist Brian May, Aley moved to Los Angeles five years ago to work on her career as a singer-songwriter and record with various producers. Since then the owner of Conway Recording Studios took Aley under his wing.
Her current manager is Ann Marie Hamilton Wallace, a songwriter who collaborated on the 1975 hit “Fallin’ in Love,” sampled by rapper Drake in 2011’s “The Best I Ever Had.”
Last year Aley and New Cycle released the album “LadiDadiDah,” including their single “Get Away.” After playing gigs around town at venues such as The Joint in West Los Angeles and Salvage Bar in downtown L.A., the band is currently working out material for a second album.
A Witzend, “We are bringing upright bass, percussion set, guitar and piano,” said Aley, who will play piano and guitar, for “a show where acoustic meets electronic sound.”
Natalie Aley & New Cycle performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday at Witzend, 1717 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. Doors open at 7 p.m. All ages; $10. Visit witzendlive.com.

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