Alex Goot

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Alex Goot
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Alex performing at VidCon 2012 in California
Background information
Birth name Alexander George Gut
Born (1988-03-15) March 15, 1988 (age 27)
Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.
Genres Covering
Pop
acoustic
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, Producer
Instruments Vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, piano, drums, accordion, glockenspiel, cajon
Years active 2004–present
Labels Alex Goot LLC
Associated acts Sam Tsui, Kurt Hugo Schneider, Boyce Avenue, Corey Gray, Hannah Trigwell, We Are the In Crowd, Tyler Ward, Megan Nicole, Alex G, Chad Sugg, Julia Sheer, Against the Current, Luke Conard, Dave Days
Website gootmusic.com

Alexander George Gut (Poughkeepsie, March 15, 1988) is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist from New York. Goot grew rapidly through the channel lists YouTube Top 200 with his covers of famous songs and his original songs such as "Sensitivity".[1] His celebrity has since fallen and he is now ranked in the 400's amoung subscribers and 800's in views.[2] His channel, GootMusic, is one among the over 500 registered with more than one million subscribers.[3] He plays acoustic guitar, bass guitar, piano, drums and other instruments.[4]

Biography and career[edit]

My goals have been to reach as many people as possible with my music, and enhance peoples' lives by making music that they can enjoy any time.[1]

Goot began recording music in 2004 at the age of 16 and since then has gained popularity from his profiles on various social network sites, as well as his own website, from which he distributes some of his music and provides news and regular updates.[1] His time is almost all spent in his home studio self-producing all audio and video for his releases, or touring the world.[1]

Goot released his first studio album In Your Atmosphere,[5] which was made possible by his fans via an extremely successful KickStarter campaign. He is the example of celebrity in the YouTube age; self-driven, self-promoting, aside from his musicianship, relying on modern messaging and technology to get heard. His YouTube channel has about 2,000,000 subscribers and his videos have been viewed over 330 million times.[1]

According to Goot, his inspiration is to show the love he has for music. He further states that he "had no plan B".[4]

After he recorded his music as well as videos for many years in his home studio in Poughkeepsie, he moved in early February 2015, immediately after his European tour in January 2015, to Los Angeles.[6]

Goot has made several videos in collaboration with other artists such as We Are the In Crowd,[7] Kurt Hugo Schneider,[8] Megan Nicole,[9] Sam Tsui[10] and Against the Current.[10]

Goot has released four volumes of Songs I Wish I Wrote with some of the versions of his channel on YouTube.[11]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums of original songs[edit]

  • 2005: 158 (released under the artist name “Goot”)
  • 2008: Arranged Noise (released under the artist name “Goot”)
  • 2012: In Your Atmosphere
  • 2013: In Your Atmosphere (Deluxe Edition) (4 additional tracks)
  • 2014: Wake Up Call

Studio albums of cover songs[edit]

Songs I Wish I Wrote
  • 2010: Songs I Wish I Wrote
  • 2011: Songs I Wish I Wrote, Vol. 2
  • 2012: Songs I Wish I Wrote, Vol. 3
  • 2014: Songs I Wish I Wrote, Vol. 4
  • 2015: Songs I Wish I Wrote: Unplugged
Alex Goot & Friends
  • 2012: Alex Goot & Friends, Vol. 1
  • 2012: Alex Goot & Friends, Vol. 2
  • 2014: Alex Goot & Friends, Vol. 3

EPs[edit]

  • 2007: Asleep At The Wheel (released under the artist name “Goot”)
  • 2008: Progress - EP (released under the artist name “Goot”)
  • 2009: Take Cover (released under the artist name “Goot”)
  • 2009: Read My Mind (released under the artist name “Goot”)
  • 2010: Sensitivity EP
  • 2014: Wake Up Call

Singles[edit]

  • 2010: Breathless
  • 2010: Next Christmas Eve
  • 2011: Pretty Eyes
  • 2011: Sensitivity
  • 2011: We Could Love
  • 2012: Bright Lights (Fly)
  • 2012: The Real You
  • 2012: Lightning
  • 2013: We Could Love
  • 2013: Secret Girl
  • 2013: Living Addiction
  • 2014: Just To Shine
  • 2014: Wake Up Call
  • 2014: Right Where I Belong

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work nominated Results Sou.
2011 MTV O Music Awards I Best Fan Cover Hold It Against Me(Britney Spears) Won [12]
2013 3rd Streamy Awards Best Original Song Lightning Nominated [13]

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