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Alexander Wolfe


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Alexander Wolfe (born 24 December 1981 in Cambridge, United Kingdom) is a musician and songwriter.

Born Alexander Gordon de Menthon in Cambridge, he moved to London as a child. His parents are Anne de Menthon & James Louis Gordon. On his mothers side he has a Canadian grandmother called Betty Wolfe and a French Grandfather called Count Henri de Menthon. The de Menthon family are one of the oldest families in Europe dating back to the Knights of Charlamagne. among their numbers is Saint Bernard de Menthon who was made a saint for rescuing lost travellers from the alps with the help of his dogs who went on to inherited his name. Betty & Henri met during his military service & they began a relationship which bore 3 children. When the relationship ended Betty moved with the children to England. In 1997 Alexander’s Grandfather Henri died and in his will he left Alexander a Rembrant lithograph which Alexander later sold to fund the making of his debut album and the beginning of his musical career.
Alexander attended Plumcroft Primary School in Plumstead followed by Crown Woods Secondary School in Eltham both in South East London. In his teenage years he began writing songs & experimenting with bands. Upon leaving school Alexander formed his 1st band proper ‘Taxi’ with Jamie Cullum after a chance encounter in a guitar shop on London’s Denmark St. The band enjoyed mild live success and toured with Paul Weller before finally imploding in the summer of 2002 due, partly, to Jamie’s pending solo deal with Universal & partly due to musical differences. During this time Alexander’s Grandmother Betty died. He took her maiden name as his own and decided to pursue a solo career, he began writing the songs that would go on to form his debut solo album.


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