From Alexander McKay
British singer/songwriter Alexander McKay was born in Wellington a small village in Somerset, England. He started his musical life in his teens playing in local bars and clubs in Birmingham.Initially playing in hardcore bands inspired by Glassjaw and Deftones, supporting intonational acts when they travelled through Europe. With months sometimes between tours and with nothing else to do except listen to records and write songs he discovered the more acoustic-oriented sounds of The Band, Jackson Brown and Buckingham/Nicks.
Mellowing somewhat and trading in his Gibson Les Paul for an acoustic J-200 he locked himself away to write, produce and record all the songs that would later become his debut EP, “Brings Us Together”. Released in July 2014 on AWAL. The EP was very well received, with single “Stones” became a quick favourite on radio stations worldwide. Balancing folk and rock his raspy voice and rhythmic finger picking have a unique feel that is soulfully warm, definitely one of a kind.