Alex performing at VidCon 2012 in California
|Birth name||Alexander George Gut|
March 15, 1988 |
Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.
|Instruments||Vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, piano, drums, accordion, glockenspiel, cajon|
|Labels||Alex Goot LLC|
|Associated acts||Sam Tsui, Kurt Hugo Schneider, Boyce Avenue, Hannah Trigwell, We Are the In Crowd, Tyler Ward, Megan Nicole, Dave Days, Chrissy Constanza, AJ Rafael, Against the Current|
Alexander George Gut (born March 15, 1988, Poughkeepsie, New York) is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist from New York. His channel, GootMusic, is the 1003rd most watched channel on YouTube. He plays acoustic guitar, bass guitar, piano, drums and other instruments.
Biography and career
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. His time is almost all spent in his home studio self-producing all audio and video for his releases, or touring the world.
Goot released his first studio album In Your Atmosphere, which was made possible by his fans via an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign. His YouTube channel has about 2,000,000 subscribers and his videos have been viewed over 330 million times. His celebrity rank has fallen and he is now ranked in the 400's among subscribers and 800's in views.
According to Goot, his inspiration is to show the love he has for music. He further states that he "had no plan B".
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.
Goot has released four volumes of Songs I Wish I Wrote with most of the versions of his channel on YouTube.
Goot became engaged to his girlfriend of two years, Elle Fowler on July 3, 2015. He proposed on the beach, wrote the song "Unstoppable" about her, and played it during the proposal. On June 19, 2016, Goot and Elle Fowler married in Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, California.
Studio albums of original songs
- 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
- 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
- 2015: Alex Goot & Friends, Vol. 4
- 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
- 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
|2011||MTV O Music Awards I||Best Fan Cover||"Hold It Against Me" (Britney Spears)||Won|||
|2013||3rd Streamy Awards||Best Original Song||"Lightning"||Nominated|||
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- "Announcement - moving to Los Angeles". Alex Goot. February 5, 2015.
- "WATCH: Alex Goot and We Are The In Crowd Cover Pink's "Just Give Me A Reason"". Under the Gun Review. 2013-04-18. Retrieved 2015-07-13.
- "Alex Goot covers "How To Save A Life"". Under the Gun Review. 2012-01-03. Retrieved 2015-07-13.
- "Alex Goot covers "Good Life"". Under the Gun Review. 2011-08-07. Retrieved 2015-07-13.
- "Alex Goot, Sam Tsui, Chrissy, King The Kid Cover Cover '22' By Taylor Swift". Viral Viral Videos. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2015-07-13.
- "Alex Goot releases another cover album". Under the Gun Review. 2011-06-22. Retrieved 2015-07-13.
- "She said yes!". Instagram. Retrieved 2015-07-13.
- Luke Conards Instagram Retrieved June 20, 2016.
- Elle Fowler's Instagram Retrieved June 20, 2016.
- Elle Fowler's Twitter Elle Fowler before her Wedding. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
- Elle Fowler's Twitter Elle Fowler about her Wedding and becoming Mrs. Goot. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
- Citations needed/ July 2016
- mtv. "New Music Videos, Reality TV Shows, Celebrity News, Pop Culture | MTV". Blog.omusicawards.com. Retrieved 2015-07-13.
- "3rd Annual Winners & Nominees | The Streamy Awards". Streamys.org. 2015-06-15. Retrieved 2015-07-13.