|Alexander Vargas Blay|
"Alex at The Water Rats, London - Feb 9th 2007"
|Born||February 17, 1988|
|Origin||Denmark, Uruguay, England|
|Genres||Rock, Soul, Alternative|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, Songwriter, Musician|
|Years active||2003 - Present|
|Labels||Geffen Records / Locomotion Entertainment|
Alex Vargas is a singer, guitarist and songwriter born in Gentofte, Denmark on February 17, 1988 to an English mother and Uruguayan father.
Alex relocated to London at age 17 to pursue his musical career. After having toured the UK club circuit playing in excess of 120 shows and self releasing the EP entitled "Alex Vargas", he was signed to Geffen Records in 2008 and formed the band Vagabond. The band released their Xenomania produced debut album, You Don't Know the Half of It on August 17, 2009 entering the UK album charts at number 27.[Ref 1]
The UK press has compared Alex to a younger Steve Winwood and Robert Palmer due to his vocals having similar deep and bluesy qualities.[Ref 2][Ref 3] They described the band's sound as "blue-eyed" soul rock.[Ref 4]
Paul Lester from The Guardian said:‘..In Alex Vargas they've got a frontman who just happens to have one of the most impressive white soul voices since Michael Hutchence, Steve Winwood and Robert Palmer.’
Throughout 2009, Vagabond toured the UK selling out two headline UK tours and supporting artists such as James Morrison and The Script. Vagabond also performed at the Glastonbury, T in the Park and V music festivals in the UK.
On February 16, 2010 Alex disbanded the band in-order to free himself from the more polished pop sound of Vagabond and pursue a solo career with a rawer sound.[Ref 5]
On October 12–13, 2013 Alex performed as a vocalist with trance band Above & Beyond acoustic show at the Greek Theater, Los Angeles. He is currently working with the group on songs for their new album.[Ref 6]
Alex is currently writing and recording his debut solo album in London and Los Angeles. He is published by Atlas Music Publishing out of New York.