Alex V

Alex V

 Tempe, Arizona, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Never afraid to expose his deepest personal experiences, Alex V is an explosive and soulful singer songwriter full of rich variety and deep lyrical imagery. His songwriting encompasses everything from upbeat pop songs to alternative rock with a strong knack for writing beautiful, melodic ballads.

Biography

The earliest memory Alex V can think of is singing Bruce Springsteen’s "Born in The USA” into a broom handle for an audience of house painters. Born in Chicago, he grew up in a loving family where music was a huge part of his household. He would sit at an old piano for hours composing little pieces to play for friends and family. To this day he still is the 15 year old kid with his face pressed up against the guitar store window. “Never lose your inner boy! Once I was able to save up to buy my first guitar it changed my life. I began writing immediately and haven't looked back.” His inspirations are Life, Loss, Longing, Joy, Love, Friends and Family. “I've always felt an electricity in the air and naturally gravitated towards music as a vehicle to express my innermost thoughts. Unfortunately, it comes and goes in waves.”

Rest assured, when a song is coming to him it takes all precedence and almost completely takes over his life with an urgency he can only compare to giving birth. Intrusive at times, it has cost him a great deal of friendships and relationships which have been sonically captured in his latest release, Tiny Tragedies, a collection of nine life experiences from the last several years exposing his most personal works yet.

Alex V’s professional songwriting career began in the local clubs and bars of the Chicago music scene where his tunes like “Car Crash” and “Bottle and Bag” garnered a large student following for his college band Blissfield. It would be several years later until the tracks were properly recorded to meet the production qualities he demanded and independently released his debut album, Aftermath, in 2006.

In the fall of 2010, Alex V went to Arizona for what was to be a week of family time for him and his sisters to be with their dad who continues to battle terminal cancer. He woke up one morning to find his father lying unconscious on the floor, a moment that would change his life for the second time. Alone, he managed to get his father into the car and rushed him to the hospital and hasn't left Arizona since. Moving there only with a suitcase and guitar in hand, he needed a place to continue working on music and set up a small studio in Tempe. With music as the “great uniter,” he quickly began to feed off the energy of the Tempe college scene, prolifically writing and quickly growing a new faithful group of followers as he performed across campus and held frequent gatherings at his studio where he would perform and record music into the dawn to a live audience. “Most college kids are in it for love and not money. I find the passion to be really pure and it inspires me to keep writing music.”

Preparing for a tour to support Tiny Tragedies, and with another album’s worth of music ready to go, you can either find Alex recording at his studio Tempe Trax, performing around campus or shooting music videos for Tiny Tragedies with his creative partners and burgeoning filmmakers, the Buffnerds.

Find his catalog available for purchase on itunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tiny-tragedies/id432426324, watch his videos on youtube at www.youtube.com/alexvmusic, visit him online at www.alexvmusic.com or connect on facebook at www.facebook.com/alexvmusic.

Discography

Tiny Tragedies (2011)
1. Purple Heart
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3. So Strange
4. The Last Time
5. You Are Here
6. Lies to Believe
7. Last Night Together
8. One More Chance
9. Beautiful Catastrophe

Aftermath (2006)
1. Come Alive
2. Middle Ground
3. What Will Be
4. Car Crash
5. Another Time or Place
6. Aftermath
7. Bottle and Bag
8. Allie
9. Fruit of the Devil
10. Stone
11. Desert Riding
12. Want Love