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|
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 his song "Sensitivity". His celebrity has since fallen and he is now ranked in the 400's among subscribers and 800's in views. His channel, GootMusic, is one among the over 500 registered with more than one million subscribers. 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. 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.
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 some of the versions of his channel on YouTube.
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
- 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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