Graham Alexander (musician)

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Graham Alexander
Alexander in March 2013
Graham Alexander, American singer-songwriter, entertainer, and entrepreneur
Background information
Born (1989-05-02) May 2, 1989 (age 26)
Camden, New Jersey
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter Entertainer Entrepreneur
Associated acts Graham Alexander
Website www.graham-alexander.net

Graham Alexander (born May 2, 1989 in Camden, New Jersey) is an American singer-songwriter, entertainer, and entrepreneur known best for his solo music career and for his roles in the Broadway shows Rain and Let It Be.[1][2]

Early life and career[edit]

Graham Alexander became interested in music when he and a friend picked a music documentary VHS out of the trash.[3] In middle school, he founded his first band, The Roadrunners, which developed a following in the New York City and Philadelphia areas.[4] 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.[5]

Recent years[edit]

Graham began writing and recording his first full-length studio album in 2009.[3] In 2010, he was part of the Broadway cast of the jukebox musical "RAIN",[6] The production won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revue in 2011.[7] His debut album[8] 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[9] in Philadelphia and LarkFEST in Albany, NY.[10] Shortly after, he began work on his follow up-album, spending time writing and working in the studio.[11]

In Spring 2013, Graham and his band embarked on a tour including stops at the Abbey Road On The River Festival, the Black Potato Music Festival, Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning, and Musikfest.[1]

Entrepreneurial endeavors[edit]

In 2008, Graham began his own company which consisted of his studio, production, rehearsal and office facilities in Camden County, NJ. The company, LAIR Media (Licensed American Independent Recording) was the controlling entity of the recording and production of Graham's debut release in 2011 and outside projects. In 2011, LAIR Media moved its expanding production facilities to a 13,000 square foot factory where the company continued to grow and expand into video production, product development, and an independent record label. After purchasing several brands and assets from the GE cast off Radio Corporation of America portfolio at auction,[12] LAIR Media merged its assets with the new acquisitions, adopted the newly acquired Radio Corporation of America corporate identity, established the Victor Talking Machine Co. record label, and Camden, Victrola, His Master's Voice, and Little Nipper imprints.[13]

Graham released his second album, Repeat Deceiver, through the revived Victor Talking Machine Co. label in 2014,[14] breaking the Top 200 in Norway its first week.[15]

Discography[edit]

  • Graham Alexander (album), December 2011
  • Graham Alexander, Vol. 1 (EP), July 2011
  • "Graham Alexander" (album) - Japan Release, September 2013
  • "Long Way Home" (single) - December 2013
  • Repeat Deceiver (album), December 2014

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