We normally like to start off Music Mondays with a kick. But listening to Aleks Grey was filled with such beautiful and practical inspiration, toning it down seemed to match the insanity inducing Mercury retrograde a whole lot better. Dedicating this to the harmony we seek inside ourselves. “Born” is actually his 2013 solo project release. His new release ‘Feel Alive’, just launched on iTunes on May 15th (Buy it on iTunes now by clicking the image below). It is feel good anthemic pop, perfect listening in the summer sunshine. Both are a great introduction to his music.
Born in Volda, Norway, Aleks was introduced to music through classical piano lessons when he was just three years old, but he was soon drawn to blues, soul and rock and roll. By the age of ten he was writing his own songs and by twelve he had become an accomplished guitarist.
Acutely shy, Aleks had never dared to sing publicly until one of his best friends forced him to audition for a part in a musical. Aleks was successful and performed in three musicals (Rent, West Side Story and Les Miserables), and had leading roles in each one. He also went on tour with Fame the musical.
Aleksander Raftevold (Aleks Grey) vocal/piano/synth/guitar
Reece Cairns Drums/pad
Eline Brun bv/piano/synth
Andreas Oxholm bv/bass
Andreas Skuggen guitar