Alex Cornish

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Alex Cornish
Origin Edinburgh, Scotland
Genres Alternative rock, indie rock
Years active 2008-present
Labels Bellevue Records

Alex Cornish is a Scottish Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter. He was educated at The Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone.

His début album, Until the Traffic Stops, was released in 2008 on Bellevue Records and was co-produced by Stuart Wilson. Later in 2008, the album was remixed with much of it re-recorded, this time with Cornish working on his own. The album re-released at the end of April 2009. Cornish wrote, sung and performed all the tracks on the album, in his home studio in Edinburgh.[1] with Simon Berriman (drums) and Bevis Hungate (piano) contributing. They also form part of Cornish's live band. Cornish has been played on BBC Radio 1,[2] BBC Radio 2,[3] BBC 6 Music[4] and XFM Scotland. He was the Sunday Times' 'hottest download of the week'.[5] One of his tracks, "I'm on the Right Side" was used as the play out track to the film Solstice.[6] Cornish spent 2009 touring and supported Alison Moyet throughout November and December 2009.[7] His second album Call Back was released on 27 September 2010.[8] The album was recorded in Cornish's home studio and also at Watercolour Studios in the Highlands of Scotland.[9] In May 2010 he performed in session for BBC Radio 2 alongside Ellie Goulding.[3] The cover version of "Brothers in Arms" performed in that session was included on the Saturday Sessions CD which was released on Sony in October 2010.[10] In 2010, Cornish toured through various Cafe Neros in the UK sponsored by the Nokia Music Store. He also supported Amy Macdonald.[11] Cornish has also supported, amongst others, Tom McRae,[12] and Starsailor.[13] Cornish's third album No Shore was released in June 2011, described by The Sunday Times as 'a beautiful album' ****.[14] In 2013 Cornish toured all over the UK with Mercury Music Prize nominated Kathryn Williams. He also played piano in Williams' band.[15] In 2014 Cornish toured the UK with his own band and also supported Alison Moyet on various dates including The Royal Albert Hall in London.[16] Cornish's 4th album 'Beyond the Serenade' is released in May 2015. In January 2015 Cornish was live in session with Dermot O' Leary on BBC Radio 2 alongside Idlewild.[17] Cornish's music has featured in many US TV shows including Showtime's The Big C[18] and ABC's Private Practice[19]


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  2. ^ "Alex Cornish Radio 1 soundcheck". YouTube. 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  3. ^ a b "BBC Radio 2 - Dermot O'Leary, 15/05/2010". 2010-05-15. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  4. ^ "6 Music - Tom Robinson - Photo gallery". BBC. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  5. ^ Edinburgh Evening News: Introducing... Multi-skilled Alex Cornish
  6. ^ "Alex’s work is never knowingly undersold". Herald Scotland. 2010-01-19. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  7. ^ "Computer Music Magazine | MusicRadar". 2013-02-19. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
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  10. ^ "Dermot O'Leary presents The Saturday Sessions | News Flash | Music @ The Digital Fix". 2010-09-20. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  11. ^ "Scores of Melodies: Amy Macdonald Live at Edinburgh Corn Exchange (18th August 2010)". 2010-08-19. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  12. ^ "Tom McRae at Borderline (London) on 28 Aug 2008 –". Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
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  18. ^ "Alex Cornish - Don't Hold me Back (end sequence - The Big C)". YouTube. 2010-09-17. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  19. ^ "Watch Full Episodes for Free Online - Private Practice -". Retrieved 2013-04-06.