Alexanders

Alexanders

 Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
BandPopFolk

Biography

Alex Thompson is a Chattanooga area singer and guitarist in the melodic folk style. Highly influenced by Jeff Buckley & Elliot Smith some of his songs are even eerily reminiscent of early Tyrannosaurus Rex era Marc Bolan. Alex puts on a very pleasant and articulately delivered performance. Experimental, Inspired & original tunes, a real nice departure from the tidal wave of standard sounding singer songwriters of late.. Alex has a knack for drawing in the focus of his audience with his casual and very natural stage presence. Electronic as much as acoustic, Alex always employs surprising approaches and techniques once his audience is comfortably riveted in place.

Born into an artistic family, associated with the theatre vocal music & performing arts, Alex became a member of his hometown boys choir at the early age of 8 and continued on with choir experience throughout college. Alex began writing songs as early as age 15, and became increasingly devoted to the craft. Romance played a part in its cultivation and deeply moving musical experiences, including his attendance & involvement as a worker at the Bonnaroo Festival affected Alex's development when he witnessed the likes of Sigur Ros, Radiohead, Animal Collective, of Montreal, & Andrew Bird, all of whom had a cutting influence on his early material. By attempting to tie all of his artistic endeavors together through his music, he's moving on to conceptual & observational writing, working on new projects with various musicians from around the East Tennessee region, recently including aspiring Knoxville cellist Alexia Pantanizopolous, member of Knoxville indie group Shortwave Society and the Johnson City Orchestra. Ms Pantanizopolous' cello work appears on Alex Thompson's debut Ep which is titled "Carrot Feet" and is due out in early April 2011.

Discography

Debut album 'Carrot Feet' due out April of 2011