The Violent Femmes are playing pool with Nick Drake (from above) while The Coral (all of them!) are waiting for their turn and Paul Weller is drinking in the back cool as always... Please check my stuff and let me know... www.myspace.com/alexira www.myspace.com/alexiracoustic www.alexira.com Please don't ask me who alexira really is 'cause I don't know! Maybe he’s a mix between three or four different personalities, anyway I can try to tell you something I know about him... The first gig he ever played was on the 29th of August 1989 (so guess how old he is), with a band called "Alexira & Le Maniglie" (The Handles...). After nearly four years of dead-end gigs in Italy they decided to split up but alexira was not beaten. He founded a new band called "Souze" back in 1994, less distortion and more upbeat. They played a lot of gigs and went down well in Rome but, just the day before a Producer was about to see their latest live performance, problems between band members came to the surface, and they ended up breaking up instead... We now know that alexira is a strange entity, never happy with himself and constantly in search of the right music and the right people... but at the time it just looked like a big and awful mistake... So in 2000 he found a new dream to dream: "Orange Cash", a new and cool band in which he could not only sing and write in English, but also share the stage with some of his best friends. They played far less gigs but recorded a good pop-rock album that is still available but unfortunately was not distributed by any major companies. Actually the band never split up and, now that I think about it, alexira is still the guitarist and co-singer... Anyway, from 2002 he realised that maybe going solo was the best option and decided to record and produce some of the songs that he has never stopped writing, he did this alone from a makeshift studio in his own house. It's the stuff that you can find here in the website, from the ostentatious first LP called "Come Se Non Fosse Niente" to the electronic pieces, and the more developed 2004 EP... In January 2005 he decided to bring his music to London. After a year and an half with a band called Semaphore (receiving a good response from both fans and critics) he left and decided to continue with his solo career, feeling the need to sing and play his own songs... He’s currently working on a new project. He recorded a demo (again, independently) and, while looking for musicians, he plays acoustic sets in different London venues. Hope you enjoy his music... Cheers… [written by A. Halka] ...I was alone I took a ride I didn't know what I would find there...
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