Name of Musician: Alix Apples
I would describe my music as… Mainly folk with influences of pop, rock and jazz. Whilst I have primarily focused on an acoustic singer/songwriter sound, I have composed some classical which I hope to incorporate into my own personal style, and have recently started working with other artists on electronic and hip-hop tracks.
Background info: Alix Apples is a 22 year old singer-songwriter from Dumfries and Galloway, although she is currently based near Glasgow.
She has been involved in Dumfries’ local music scene for a few years now, but only began to seriously focus on her own music in late 2016. Her debut EP Them Apples came into creation in April 2017 after months of work with a variety of collaborating artists, and showcases some of her best early pieces. Her second EP misplaced. was released in December 2017, featuring more recent and “honest” works focusing on place and purpose.
Songwriting has been Alix’s strong suit from a young age. In the 2012 DAVAWP Songwriting Competition she placed 3rd with what she still considers to be her best piece of lyrical writing, A Woman Who Walked Into Doors. The DAVAWP also awarded her their first ever Lyric Prize. This award has now become a permanent part of the competition, and she won it again as well as placing 2nd when she next entered in 2015 with her song Asking For It. She often ties her lyrics in with any activism work she is part of, and regularly writes about women’s issues and mental health.
She also worked with Alive radio as a Local Music host and part of the Marketing Team whilst in Dumfries, and then later with Blueprint100 in facilitating other young local musicians. She now studies Commercial Music at the University of the West of Scotland, although she has maintained her presence in Dumfries playing annually at Maidens of Music and hosting the main stage at Youth Beatz 2018.
For further information:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AlixApplesMusic/
YouTube – youtube.com/channel/UCf0DOlHqpRDMmVULijNJdRg
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/alix-apples-adair
Instagram – www.instagram.com/alixapples
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