Name of musician: Alex Maxwell
Location: Dumfries / Edinburgh
I would describe my music as… Indie-folk, the music ranges from upbeat finger picking folk ditties to full on indie-folk-rock-pop songs with hooky vocal lines for singalongs. Alex’s vocals are inspired by his favourite bands in the the Scottish indie scene; he is inspired by the energy and imagination from The Tallest Man on Earth, the punk rock sense of honesty from Frank Turner, the delivery from Villagers and Bright Eyes and the free flowing melodies of Vance Joy and Shakey Graves.
Background info: Singer songwriter Alex Maxwell started playing on a consistent basis across Edinburgh at the start of 2015 and has already plugged spots at Wickerman Festival and opened Electric Fields festival.
So far in 2016, Alex has been a Finalist at the Calmac Culture Final held at King Tut’s in March. In 2015, Alex was invited to perform at ‘Folksville’, ‘Sofar Sounds Edinburgh’ and ‘The Listening Rooms’ as well as performing feature sessions with Edinburgh Unplugged and Catalyst Sessions, and supporting Will Varley.
Alex’s solo indie-folk project started in 2015. The songs have taken shape after a year of playing across Edinburgh and there are ambitions for a band. The lyrics are semi-autobiographical and the music has shifted gradually from being troubadour-like to include upbeat singalongs. Alex is recording his 4 track debut EP ‘The Want Comes in Waves’, to be released Autumn 2016, with ambitions to tour the UK and Europe following release. The band currently includes singer and violinist Lissa Robertson and is set to expand for the forthcoming release.
For further information:
Website – http://www.alex-maxwell.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/alexmaxwellartist/
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9CgM4ynOXSvDe7j_OuK_qw (channel) or https://youtu.be/-kyhjbumfGw (video)
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/alexmaxwellmusic
Contact details for gig bookings and enquiries: 07595670867 / firstname.lastname@example.org