The Live Agency and Rednyne Productions presents David Alexander with special guests Bobby's Cane
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In Conversation With David Alexander
TO. When did you start writing and playing music as a full-time career?
David. About 2 years ago. I committed to playing live as often as I could and taking my music seriously. I think the turning point was confidence, especially in my voice. As soon as I got comfortable and confident on stage, things started to take off.
TO. What type of music inspires you and who are your main musical influences?
David. I like honest music. Honest lyrics. I have a big connection to the lyrics in songs so I enjoy empathizing with the artists and trying to understand their story, their pain, etc. Ed Sheeran, Dave Matthews, Sarah McLachlan, John Mayer, Neil Young, are a few artists that Ive enjoyed and take a lot of inspiration from.
TO. Describe your song writing process?
David. I write melodies first. I always start by writing a melody on the acoustic guitar, then take it from there. I have a lot of melodies that I tuck away, lose interest in, but eventually, I pick a melody back up and write a song out of it at some point. All my songs are inspired by real events or at least real emotions and reactions to events happening to me or around me. For instance, I wrote Where I Belong 4 years ago about a girl I met and fell in love with when I first moved to Toronto. We spent a year together and the song was written about a year after things ended.
TO. Youve been based in Vancouver for a year now. What are your goals for the Vancouver music scene and beyond?
David. Id like to continue collaborating with artists here in Vancouver and create some magic in the studio. Ive had a chance to jam/play with some great local artists so far, including Blake Havard and Michael Averill. Im very happy and lucky to have Michael opening for me on February 27th at The Roxy! For the longer term, my goal is to develop one of the best live shows around. I want to play to as many people as possible and continue getting my music out there. I have a West Coast Tour in the works, and a couple exciting shows coming up. After that, it will be back in the studio to continue work on the upcoming Crave EP which I hope will be released this fall.