Alexander DeLeon in 2008
|Born||Alexander Michael DeLeon
April 8, 1989
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, guitar|
|Associated acts||The Cab, Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco|
Alexander Michael DeLeon (born April 8, 1989) is an American songwriter and lead singer for the American rock band The Cab. The Cab was signed to Fueled By Ramen/Decaydance in 2007 and released their debut album, Whisper War, in April 2008. In June 2011, The Cab left Fueled By Ramen/Decaydance, and released their second album, Symphony Soldier, independently on August 23, 2011. In 2012 the band signed a major-label record deal with Universal Republic Records. DeLeon released the band's third album, the Lock Me Up EP in April 2014.
The Cab (2004–present)
DeLeon and Cash Colligan first began playing music together at Liberty High School (Henderson, Nevada) and recorded demos as a duo which they put up on their MySpace page. At this time, future guitarist Ian Crawford went to school in Auburn, WA and started out playing his guitar in talent shows and posting them on YouTube. DeLeon asked drummer Alex Johnson, who was playing in a local hardcore band, to join The Cab. In late 2005, it became a full band with guitarist Paul Garcia, guitar/pianist Alex Marshall, and drummer Alex Johnson, playing its first show at The Alley in Las Vegas. The band signed to local label Olympus Records in January 2006 but released no material. Spencer Smith of Panic! at the Disco helped them sign to Decaydance Records in May 2007. Shortly after this, the band's members graduated from high school. During this time they decided to replace Garcia with Ian Crawford, who moved from Washington to join the band.
The band released their first studio album Whisper War, on April 29, 2008, featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy on "One of Those Nights," co-written by Stump and the first single from the CD. The video for "One of Those Nights" features members of both Panic! at the Disco and Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy.
On June 22, 2011, The Cab announced on their website that they were departing from their label Fueled by Ramen and Decaydance Records before finally releasing their new album, Symphony Soldier. The band then release their second studio album Symphony Soldier was released on August 23, 2011,. Around the time of the realese of "Symphony Soldier" the band started to experience line-up changes. On August 19, 2009, bassist Cash Colligan announced that he would also be leaving the band. DeLeon is the only consistent member of The Cab at this point.
After remaining independent for over a year, on August 31, 2012 The Cab announced that they had signed a record deal with Universal Republic. With the signing to the record label, in late 2012, the band stated, during an interview, that they have begun work on their new album, to be released in mid-2014. An EP, Lock Me Up, was released on April 29, 2014.
On December 17, 2013 DeLeon announced that he would be releasing a clothing line featuring both male and female clothes. His clothing line is called 42799, Be the Black Sheep. The name comes from Frank Sinatra, a major influence on DeLeon, and a blog post DeLeon has written on his blog, called Black Sheep. The number 42799 related to Sinatra, because it was the number of Sinatra's mug shot.
In late 2015 he launched his solo career under the name "Bohnes", debuting the song "Guns and Roses" online.
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