The Alex Shaw Band
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The Alex Shaw Band

West Palm Beach, Florida, United States | SELF

West Palm Beach, Florida, United States | SELF
Band Blues Classic Rock



The best kept secret in music


"Samick Music's youngest endorser, Alex Shaw"

Alex is an 11-year old lead guitarist who only picked up the guitar for the first time about three years ago. In his short time playing, Alex has been given many opportunities to perform at local events and for charities in the area. He was recently seen volunteering his time and talents at the “Rock Out Kid’s Cancer Music Festival” benefit, where he helped raise money for the Kid’s Cancer Foundation. Alex was honored to share the stage with not only the headliners, Big Vince and the Phat Cats, but also with world renowned saxophonist, Clarence Clemons, a long time member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, just before his passing. Alex also supports other charitable organizations such as The Relay for Life, The American Cancer Society, and Cystic Fibrosis, to name a few. In 2009, Alex became Samick Music’s youngest artist endorser and proudly plays Greg Bennett designed guitars by Samick. As an artist with Samick Music, Alex had the privilege to attend both the 2011 & 2012 NAMM Show (National Association of Music Merchants) in Anaheim California, where he performed at the Samick booth. - Samick Music Corporation

""That Kid Could Put Us All To Shame""

Kids have an amazing ability to absorb and learn at a speed that’s nearly unheard of for adults. Some kids are just pure naturals at playing guitar and at a young age they can make seasoned guitarists’ jaws drop against the floor. In this article we look at some kids who had exceptional playing ability well beyond their years. At 11 years old Alex Shaw prefers playing Eddie Van Halen riffs on his guitar to spending all his time playing video games. His fingers slide along the frets with ease. Hammers, taps – he plays so effortlessly that it seems as if he’s played the guitar for over a decade. Check out this tour de force:
- Scott- - The Official Seymour Duncan Blog "Backstage Pass"

"21st Annual Sarasota Blues Fest"

One of the most acclaimed and eclectic bands of the past three decades, Los Lobos, will headline the 21st Annual Sarasota Blues Fest on Saturday, November 5 at Ed Smith Stadium. Young soul music sensation, Ryan Shaw, who could prove to be this year's Trombone Shorty, joins the multiple Grammy winners. Singer Shaun Murphy, best known for her work with Little Feat from 1993-2009, has also been confirmed. Child prodigy, Mike Imbasciani, with special guest and guitar sensation Alex Shaw, are performing as well.

Read more: - Wade Tatangelo/Bradenton Herald


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Alex Shaw is a 12 year old lead guitar prodigy, who is currently the front "man" in his own band. Backed by his two music instructors, The Alex Shaw Band has become quite well known in this area because of it's uniqueness. This 12 year old rock star lights up the stage with his Classic Rock and Blues and has been amazing crowds with his talent where ever he goes. Alex has only been playing guitar for about 4 years, but started performing only 3 months after picking up the guitar. Alex can be seen performing regularly in this area and volunteering his time and talents at various local charity events to help raise money for those less fortunate. In March 2011, Alex was featured at the "Rock Out Kid's Cancer" Music Festival in Jupiter, Florida, making a special appearance with the headlining band, Big Vince and the Phat Cats and shared the stage with special guest Clarence Clemons, from Bruce Springsteen's band. Local radio hosts from the Gater 98.7 and Wild 95.5, have raved about Alex on the airways after seeing him perform. Alex was also interviewed on various local radio stations. Alex's most recent accomplishment is that his talents have earned him an artist endorsement with one of the largest guitar manufacturers in the world, Samick Music. Alex is considered their youngest endorser and proudly rocks Samick, Greg Bennett designed guitars. In January, Alex was invited by Samick Music to attend the NAMM show, one of the largest trade shows in the music industry, where Alex represented Samick Music as an artist endorser and demonstrated his guitar talents before 10's of thousands of people. Recently, Alex was discovered on YouTube by Barbara Strauss, executive producer for the Sarasota Blues Fest, and was chosen to participate in the shooting of her latest project, a kids TV pilot called Harmony's Kitchen; which is a show that features child prodigy musical talents. During the shoot, Alex was privileged to work and record with legendary producer Bud Snyder (Allman Bros) and Berry Oakley Jr. (son of Allman Bros. bassist) Alex is an old soul, mature beyond his years, who is inspired by all of the great guitar legends. If he keeps it up, I'm sure we'll be hearing great things about this kid! It is safe to say that the future of Rock n' Roll is in good hands!