Dottie Alexander

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Dorothy Alexander
Dottie Alexander (September 2010)
Background information
Born (1972-03-22) March 22, 1972 (age 46)
Origin New England, US
Genres Indie pop, Indie rock, Psychedelic pop, electronic, experimental
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, piano, keyboards
Labels Polyvinyl, Kindercore, Bar/None
Associated acts of Montreal, My First Keyboard, James Husband Marshmallow Coast

Dorothy "Dottie" Alexander was the keyboardist for of Montreal, an American indie pop band formed in Athens, Georgia and fronted by Kevin Barnes.


Dottie received her bachelor's degree at the University of Georgia at Athens. Prior to moving to Athens, Dottie graduated from Westover Senior High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1990.

On July 26, 2009, long-time boyfriend and of Montreal video editor and stage performer Nick Gould proposed during an of Montreal show at the Hollywood Bowl. The wedding took place in May 2010.[1]


Prior to joining of Montreal, Dottie was in a local Athens, Georgia band with James Huggins III called Lightning Bug vs. Firefly.[2] Both Dottie and James joined of Montreal in 1998. Besides being a steady member of, of Montreal, she also played in Elephant 6 stalwarts Great Lakes.

In 1997, Dottie contributed to Kindercore's first Christmas in Stereo album under the My First Keyboard moniker. Three songs were recorded in the late nineties, and one of them would eventually be released on Montreal's compilation "Horse & Elephant Eatery (No Elephants Allowed).[3]

In October 2009, Dottie toured with James Husband in support of his first official release, "A Parallax I."


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 21, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-17.
  2. ^ 2006 interview with Dottie Archived July 31, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 19, 2011. Retrieved 2009-12-17.

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