ALEXES AIKEN Biography
Country rock singer/songwriter/musician Alexes Aiken is an 18 year-old sensation. She has won many accolades nationally in songwriting contests and singing competitions for her original lyrics and melodies and her unique bluesy voice and performance style.
Aiken and her New Orleans based band provide high energy, fun loving music that has that country “arena rock” sound. A local country radio personality said, “Alexes is the little girl with the big voice from New Orleans.”
With her deep sultry voice and blues vibe, Aiken radiates energy and delivers high powered crowd pleasing performances of originals, all-time favorites, and “festival” songs. Band members, John Dandry, Mel Graziano, Danny Laurent, Kyle Mayes, and Dave Sobel are stage veterans and provide that rockin’ sound that complements Aiken’s powerful voice.
Some of Aiken's awards include 17-20 year old age category (2013-2014) from the Tennessee Country and Gospel Music Association including Entertainer of the Year for New Country, CD of the Year for her self-titled debut CD, and Music Video of the Year for her original, “Best in Me”. The Association also awarded Aiken and co-songwriter Tonia Aiken with awards for Songwriter of the Year for their song, “It’s Always Been You”.
In fact, Aiken's Nashville based producer for her self-titled debut CD, Jonell Polansky, said, "Alexes could rival any Nashville newcomer especially since she is born and raised in New Orleans but sings like she was born on The Opry stage." She has also sung at the TCGMA and GCGMA Awards Show at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville and on the main stage at the Nashville Palace.
Aiken’s originals on her debut CD include “Country Boy”, “Best in Me”, “Note on the Mirror”, and “Wake Up and See Reality”. Aiken's re-mixed version of "I Want It All" by Queen could well become a new youth anthem. Her re-mix of "These Boots are Made for Walkin’” by Nancy Sinatra celebrates the original song's 45th anniversary.
Alexes has also performed at numerous venues such as the TCGMA and GCGMA Awards Show at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, on the main stage at the Nashville Palace, the Gretna Heritage Festival, the Flood City Music Festival, the Cutting Edge Music Opening Event, Café Istanbul, the Neutral Ground, and the Louisiana Music Factory – to name a few.
Aiken is a member of the Country Music Association (CMA) and Nashville Songwriters Association International.
The green eyed, red haired entertainer was born and raised in New Orleans with deep family roots in NOLA heritage. Aiken is an accomplished eighteen year old who has a fierce commitment to giving back to the New Orleans community.
Aiken is currently working on her second CD that will be released in 2014. Aiken and her band are available for events. Contact Tonia at Forever November Productions, LLC at 504-392-2927 and at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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