Alex Siegel makes honest music. Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, and influenced by jazz, bossa nova, folk, pop, and hip-hop, the 28 year old multi-instrumentalist musician / producer creates resonant songs that tap his eclectic inspirations to invite listeners on a journey somewhere warm, beautiful and new.
Alex spent the last year working in music studios in LA and touring with various artists such as Malian guitar virtuoso Vieux Farka Touré (Alex on keyboards) and folk-pop band Nine Pound Shadow (Alex on drums). Last fall, he co-wrote indie soul band Amo Amo’s debut album, produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket.
Combining elements of 60’s pop with the warm low end of hip-hop and sweeping, cinematic soundscapes, Alex’s songs are powerful and familiar, yet something altogether new. Alex plays every instrument on his tracks. Formerly of the musical project Waterstrider, Alex now releases music and performs under his given name, as well as with other projects such as Amo Amo. Some artists inspiring him right now are Chilly Gonzales, Khruangbin, Kings of Convenience and Phoenix. His main influences include: Brazilian bossa nova godfather João Gilberto, Bob Marley, and Neil Young.