Greater Alexander
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Greater Alexander

Detroit, Michigan, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2004 | INDIE

Detroit, Michigan, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2004
Band Folk Singer/Songwriter

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"It seemed like most other pretty submissions until 51 seconds in, when his voice produces chills, absolute chills."

Another recent submission to this Page by Greater Alexander (Alexander Vlachos), a singer-songwriter from the Detroit, MI area.

It seemed like most other pretty submissions until 51 seconds in, when his voice produces chills, absolute chills. - Get Your Melancholy On


"Alexander is about the nicest guy you’ll meet (you’d never guess growing up he was in a hard-core band called Korrupt – yes, so hard-core it was spelled with an obligatory K!)"

Last night, Greater Alexander stopped by the exfm office for a little meet & greet and to play a few tunes. It really was something special. We chatted about life, not relying on “hope”, puting in the necessary work, and doing what you do because you love doing it so much and can’t picture doing anything else. Of course we chatted music, influences and other bands/artists we dig.

Alexander is about the nicest guy you’ll meet (you’d never guess growing up he was in a hard-core band called Korrupt – yes, so hard-core it was spelled with an obligatory K!). He’s also an incredible singer/songwriter as well. Definitely check out his music. And keep an eye out for his upcoming Kickstarter project. It’s going to have some great rewards.
Thanks again, Alexander for stopping by, you’re welcome any time. - Ex.FM


"Long live independent music."

Live at GBS. Wonderful resolution to a fantastic Kickstarter project we backed. Long live independent music. - ExFm


"Briefly, time stands stiller than still."

Greater Alexander isn’t gloomy – his records just make him seem that way. Any Way Out Of It‘s acoustic pitter-patter pummels your mind with a thousand tiny, fluffy bean bags, and, briefly, time stands stiller than still. Aaaaah. - A New Band A Day


"You know, that sound that’s nearly impossible to capture."

Wayne State alum Greater Alexander (Alexander Vlachos) creates a gentle power with his acoustic guitar, open tunings and picking style that’s not unlike Nick Drake and Cat Stevens, just like his bio says. It really is the sound of ache, loss and wild winds across open fields — you know, that sound that’s nearly impossible to capture. - Metro Times


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Still working on that hot first release.

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The path to achieving a dream can be a long, arduous journey. On it, you see remnants of those that have traveled before you. You see lost hope and altered courses. Indie-folk artist, Greater Alexander, has seen all of that and more, yet he steadily walks that long road with a smile and a big heart. Love is his fuel and spreading it is his goal.

Hailing from Southfield, Mich. (by way of New York and Athens, Greece), Greater Alexander is a tried and true singer/songwriter. Partaking in this rebirth of Michigan and its glorious folk music, his voice is instantly soothing as it floats across the finely plucked and gently strummed guitar that finds its home in his arms. Greater Alexander nurtures his music from its birth on paper to the recording stage where he tracks his own vocal melodies over one another to create a full-fledged, lush sound.

After having over 30 different jobs in his life, from barista to healthcare provider, Alexander knows that life has an equilibrium of positivity and negativity. His music conveys that teeter-totter that everyone experiences. Tracks like “Let it Be Me” captures that rollercoaster of emotions that love inevitably puts us on. While “Better Days” is a grateful promise that tomorrow will be filled with memories that will warm us in our silent times.

His 12-track debut album is being featured in local shows and web videos on a regular basis.

Greater Alexander’s conquests have been the focus of the acclaimed Groove Box Studios video series. His songs encompass all the tools required to preach love to listeners: Classical and acoustic guitars, piano, African and Latin percussion instruments. Arranged and recorded with some of Detroit’s best musicians from bands like Flint Eastwood, Passalacqua and Will Sessions.

The album features the single “Any Way Out of It,” a beautiful ode to simpler times for our complex minds. Other songs like “Oh You” and “Positive Love” are tinged with nods to Moustaki’s strength, Simon and Garfunkel’s harmonization and Bon Iver’s subtle falsetto.