In music, there's a Louis Armstrong quote that goes something like "musicians don't retire, they stop when there's no more music in them." Such is the absolute truth for songwriter, producer, and artist Alex Nackman, whose has 16 years of experience to find out what persistence means in an ever changing industry and musical landscape.
But, with six albums, hundreds of tour dates, and dozens of songs placed throughout television and film, Alex Nackman has found a way to see through the fog and have others see him, while running the proverbial career-gamut as a musician and artist.
He has had the privilege of opening for Norah Jones, The Roots, Zac Brown Band, and Buddy Guy to name a few. He has headlined venerable rooms such as The Troubadour in Los Angeles, ShowBox SoDo in Seattle, and The Borderline in London, among others.
As a writer and composer, Nackman has written music and placed songs with HBO, NBC, CBS Sports, AMC, Pokemon, Hyundai, Coca-Cola, Cadillac, BBC, and others.
Since taking less time on the road and more time in his Dumbo, Brooklyn studio, Nackman has worked with indie and major artists from Sony, Universal, BMG, Nettwerk/Kobalt, and Warner on production and album projects ranging from pop to alternative to rock to folk-- a writer with a full spectrum of creative input with an expansive musical palette.
Drawing influence from the nostalgic sounds of British New Wave and 90's American Alternative music, Alex Nackman's personal sound is reminiscent of The Cure, U2, Depeche Mode, Smashing Pumpkins, and others.
He is truly a writer and artist that strives forward and rarely looks back. His music has been built for a career with longevity and relevance for years to come-- with songs that have lasting impact. Named an MTV Buzzworthy Artist, an Apple iTunes Indie Spotlight Artist, and lauded by the BBC in London for his "electric fired gems,"
Nackman, now 33, grew up in Sleepy Hollow, New York playing the violin as a child and later as a member of the prestigious Westchester Youth Symphony, before slowly moving towards guitar and piano as a teenager. It only grew from there as open-mics and coffee house gigs advanced toward the likes of The Roxy and Bowery Ballroom.
Nackman currently lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, Paola. He produces, writes, and mixes music from his home and commercial studio in Dumbo, Vinegar Hill Sound.