Graham Alexander (musician)
Graham Alexander backstage at Jammin Java in Vienna, VA in 2013
May 2, 1989 |
Camden, New Jersey
Graham Alexander (born May 2, 1989 in Camden, New Jersey) is an American singer-songwriter, known best for his solo rock career and for his roles in the Broadway shows Rain and Let It Be (musical). Graham has toured the world and played alongside groups such as Todd Rungren, Badfinger, The Spencer Davis Group, Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Smithereens, The Hollies, Peter Noone, America, and James Taylor.
Early Life and Career
Graham Alexander became interested in music when he and a friend picked "The Complete Beatles" documentary VHS out of the trash. In middle school, he founded his first band, The Roadrunners, which developed a following in the New York City and Philadelphia areas. Alexander wrote award-winning songs for the band's albums Breakaway (2006) and The Roadrunners: Cellar Sessions (2003) under an independent label deal. The band later split and Graham moved onto writing for solo projects as well as for soundtrack material. He was also the lead character actor for The Beatles: Rock Band during this period.
Graham began writing and recording his first full length studio album in 2009. In 2010, he was part of the Broadway cast of the jukebox musical "RAIN", The production won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revue in 2011. His debut album was released December 6, 2011 and, weeks after, his song "Biggest Fan" was featured on Spotify's "Top Tracks of 2011 - Picked by Users" playlist. In 2012, he set out on a tour with his band and played events such as the Non-COMMvention in Philadelphia and LarkFEST in Albany, NY. Shortly after, he began work on his follow up-album, spending time writing and working in the studio.
In Spring 2013, Graham and his band embarked on a tour including stops at the Abbey Road On The River Festival, the Black Potatoe Music Festival, and Musikfest.
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