Stevvi Alexander

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Stephanie "Stevvi" Alexander is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and actress who was recently featured as an artist with the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience[1] [2] alongside the shows composer Ramin Djawadi. She has also appeared in Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil.[3][4]

She has recorded with Incubus, Macy Gray, Colbie Caillat, Mike Posner, Gin Wigmore, the UK band Hard-Fi,The Damned Things and toured the world with artists ranging from Sheryl Crow,[5][6] Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, The Roots, Gwen Stefani and Diana Ross.

Stevvi had a recurring role on David E. Kelley's television show The Wedding Bells playing a wedding singer performing both on-screen and recording the music off-screen. She has also appeared in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man as part of Macy Gray's band and in Garry Marshall's film New Year's Eve playing alongside Leah Michelle and Lucy Woodward as a backing singer for Jon Bon Jovi. Recently Stevvi was also featured in 20 Feet from Stardom, a documentary film which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2013, about acclaimed background singers produced by Morgan Neville, and Gil Friesen of Tremolo Productions.[7]

She released a personal collection of songs in early 2008 called "The East Side Psalmbook" which features Raphael Saadiq guesting on bass.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Childhood[edit]

Stevvi comes from a mixed parentage. Her mother is of English, French and German descent and her father is African-American. Both are pastors.[8] Her father is a Pentecostal Bishop and her mother co-pastors their church, Shield of Faith, located in Pomona, California, the parent church to an international roster of churches in states around the US and in countries like Belgium, Fiji and Korea.[citation needed] The church is active in building up the local and international community through housing programs and missions.[citation needed]

Family[edit]

She has a son, Eric Alexander-Hughes, by film producer and director Allen Hughes of the Hughes Brothers.[citation needed]

Solo work[edit]

Stevvi has released an independent album, "The East Side Psalmbook" and is part of the songwriting/production team Band Kamp.[citation needed] She started her career when she signed to Columbia Records with the group Saraparker under the tutelage of Sam Sapp. She worked closely with the LA based trio Star69 which featured Dawn Beckman (formerly of the Jazzyfatnastees) and Sy Smith (not to be confused with the similarly-named Los Angeles band "Star 69" featuring Julie Daniels.)[citation needed]

The East Side Psalmbook is a contemporary Christian album released in 2008. The album features Raphael Saadiq on bass. Saadiq said of the album, “This album is great for many markets and listeners. Stevvi has managed to bring to her music a soulful twist of both gospel and folk, delivering a very inspirational feeling. I wish more people would take the time to put into words, what they truly believe and feel, like Stevvi has. I love it.”[9] The album was produced by the duo Hollins Steele (Dayna Hollins and Benny Steele), at The Steele Factory recording studios in Brooklyn, New York.[8]

Discography[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role
2013 20 Feet from Stardom Herself
2011 New Year's Eve Singer

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