Alex Radus
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Alex Radus

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Feb
23
Alex Radus @ PASA Songwriter Showcase

Rydal, Pennsylvania, USA

Rydal, Pennsylvania, USA

Jan
18
Alex Radus @ 202 Market

Roanoke, Virginia, USA

Roanoke, Virginia, USA

Jan
17
Alex Radus @ Cafe Coco

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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“Alex brings an uncanny measure of refinement to the songwriting craft. His wit and wisdom come to light in lyrics that are poignant and sophisticated. His guitar work gravitates between inspired and brilliant. In short - this kid can cook!” - Chris Poh, WDVR


Alex Radus is one skillful fretman who seems poised to break out. The 25-year-old folk, jazz blues artist works his acoustic guitar in a picking percussive style a la Dave Matthews reborn as an old Southern field hand. - The Morning Call, Allentown, PA


"[Love Me Like You Hate Me] is impressive...eerie, intense and wonderful."
- The Morning Call, Allentown, PA


"Love this guy...'Love Me Like You Hate Me' is a MUST HAVE CD from one of Philly's best musicians. - RadioVolta.org


"Best Songwriters - 2004" - Upstage Magazine


"Best Album - 2003"
- Blue Comet Music, UK, Anjool Malde, BBC


*Alex sells over $100 in digital downloads in 5 days at www.wemusicstore.com! Here's part of the story...click on the link for more...

“This is the future of music,” says Kortina, “because the Internet makes everything so much smaller and faster and easier. You can distribute globally, so why would you go to the trouble of printing, packaging and shipping CDs from somewhere else when you can do the same thing through the Internet at a much lower cost? Plus you're going to reach many more people and get a better percentage of your sales.”

One of the site's first users, a Philadelphia artist named Alex Radus, who describes his genre of music as “acoustic indie rock,” made $100 selling his songs after only five days on the site.

“I think that was the coolest gauge of how well we're doing,” says Kortina. “It just shows how powerful it is.”
Cassidy Hartmann - Philadelphia Weekly (Sep 20, 2006)
- Philadelphia Weekly


"Alex is a master guitarist whose songwriting continues to flourish."
Bob Makin - Courier News, NJ (Jan 15, 2007) - Courier News


"Philly's lo-fi noir jazz-punk-blues-C&W...think an un-annoying Chris Isaac. Plus, he's got the best new CD title, 'Love Me Like You Hate Me" - The City Paper


"Tin Pan Alley Blues Singer" - The Philadelphia Inquirer


Discography

"Devil May Care" (In Production)
"Love Me Like You Hate Me" 2007
"The Devil and the Pumpkin" 2005
With Duende
"Finale: Live from Godfrey Daniels" 2005
"Peppers and Jelly" 2002
"Duende" 2001

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The music of Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter, Alex Radus, is difficult to describe in conventional genre terms. Coming from the songwriting school that versatility is a Good Thing, his newest release, LoveMeLikeYouHateMe, spans the gulf from Americana TrashCan Blues, to Post-Folk, Acoustic SadBastard and Country Noir. Fans have added their two cents over the years with “Jeff Buckley meets Ryan Adams,” and “Chet Baker meets Tom Waits over a cup of coffee with Martin Sexton.”

LoveMeLikeYouHateMe is Radus’s debut solo release, after having toured and recorded with the Folk Noir duo, Duende from 2000-2005. With Duende, Radus brought his music coast to coast and abroad, receiving international critical acclaim. Duende also built a strong following in the New York City Anti-Folk scene, performing with acts such as Regina Spektor, Nellie McKay, Lach and Chris Barron. After the dissolution of Duende, Radus returned to academia, but kept one foot in the music world, beginning to piece together a strong solo repertoire. Although musicianship and songwriting are integral to Radus’ approach, it is his voice which consistently leaves audiences breathless and coming back for more.

Radus performs extensively both with his full band, Alex Radus and The SadBastards, and as a solo act, and is able to command both roles with ease. On 7.7.7, Radus released LoveMeLikeYouHateMe to a packed room at Piano’s in NYC before embarking on a summer-long tour in support of his new release. Radus was very well received on tour, selling hundreds of CD’s to new fans in New York City, Portland, Portsmouth, Burlington, Boulder, Denver and Phonix to name a few. To cap off the summer’s festivities, Radus returned home for his Philadelphia CD Release at the Tin Angel. The evening was a smashing success and buzz around the show earned Radus mentions in three successive issues of Philadelphia’s City Paper.

With one year to go on his dual Philosophy and Political Science degrees, Radus still keeps a busy performance schedule, and with the help of the Fourth Leaf Company, is already planning a full-band southern tour for January, complete with stops in Charlottesville, Charlotte, Durham, Asheville, and Nashville.

Radus is currently in search of a label and management to help make his budding solo career a success. LoveMeLikeYouHateMe is a strong debut showing, but the songwriter has a much larger bag of tricks and is anticipating an equally mature and accessible sophomore showing.