Alex Maxwell

Performed in Sofar London and Edinburgh

Singer songwriter Alex Maxwell started playing on a consistent basis across the Edinburgh at the start of 2015. The songs have taken shape from this. The lyrics are semi-autobiographical and the music has shifted gradually from being troubadour-like to include upbeat singalongs. The music ranges from upbeat finger picking folk ditties to full on indie-folk-rock-pop songs with hooky vocal lines for singalongs. Alex' vocals are inspired his favourite bands in the the Scottish indie scene, he is inspired by the the energy and imagination from The Tallest Man on Earth, the punk rock sense of honesty from Frank Turner, the delivery from Villagers and Bright Eyes and the free flowing melodies of Vance Joy and Shakey Graves. In 2017 Alex was 'Artist of the Week' in the Scotsman (national newspaper) after airing the single from his debut EP at Scottish National Music Convention 'Born to be Wide' and was one of only a few artists to receive positive feedback. He subsequently released his first video through Rave Child. Alex is playing 4 summer festivals in Moniaive Folk Festival, Eden Festival, Kelburn Garden Parties and Mugstock. He has recording his 5 track debut EP 'The Want Comes in Waves'. The EP will be released summer 2017 with ambitions to tour the UK and Europe following release... meanwhile a band is now in place, with singer and violinist Lissa Robertson regularly featuring in duo performances.

Videos by Alex Maxwell