Alex Trugman
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Alex Trugman


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With his laid-back, smooth vocal delivery and intricate songwriting, Alex Trugman draws inspiration from genres from Motown and the Beatles to musical theater and classical music. The Los Angeles native first discovered his love for performing as a freshman in High School, when he was cast in his school’s production of Les Miserables, and decided to dedicate himself to becoming a singer. At 19, Alex had his first national exposure with a brief stint on the 8th Season of American Idol, making it all the way to the Semi-Final round of 36 (out of an original 110,000 auditionees) before being voted off. Instead of pursuing a music career immediately after, Alex decided to attend the University of Miami’s prestigious Frost School of Music, graduating in 2011, and giving him an opportunity to mature as an artist, and to study the guitar, piano, and music theory. It was around this time that he started writing his first songs and posting them to Youtube. Several months after graduation, he was contacted by Candyrat Records, home to the Grammy-nominated Matthew Santos, and offered a recording contract. That winter, Alex wrote and recorded his first, 10-track album, Marionette, set to be released in the early Summer of 2012. “First and foremost,” explains Alex, “I wanted to write a record that I felt was honest, and represented who I am. While I’m still a fairly new songwriter, I put a lot of work and heart into each of these songs, and I’m satisfied with how it turned out.” When asked to describe his style and influences, Alex responded, “This is never an easy question to answer, but I think I borrow a bit from all the genres I’ve been exposed to over my lifetime, whether that be musical theater or indie rock. I’ve been told my chord progressions are sometimes of The Beatles, Elliott Smith, Radiohead, and sometimes John Mayer, though I just tend to write what sounds catchy to me at any particular moment.” About his future plans in the music industry, Alex says, “Ideally, I’d like to be able to make a living playing music for people and writing songs, though I understand that nothing is certain in this business. As of now, I’m taking things one step at a time, and focusing on growing and developing as an artist. I want to make great music. That’s my number one goal, and will stay my number one goal.”