2003 (age 15)
Shane Alexander (born in San Diego, CA) is an American singer-songwriter and musician based in Los Angeles.
His album 'Stargazer' is the follow up to his 2005 independent release, The Middle Way. The album was produced by Heroes & Villains and features Charlie Paxon (James Blunt, Colin, Hay, Anastasia) on drums, Billy Mohler (Macy Gray, Liz Phair, Herbie Hancock) on bass, Krister Axel on piano, Chris Pierce on harmonica, and veteran session ace Kim Bullard (Tori Amos, Goo Goo Dolls, David Crosby, Eddie Money) on Hammond organ.
Formerly the front man for the rock band Damone, Alexander took the solo path immediately following Damone's 2003 disbanding. Soon after, Alexander released his self-produced, self-titled EP, featuring simple acoustic and vocal production with dark strings and mandolin.
2005 was a marquee year for Alexander, as he toured in the States and Europe, including opening slots with Jewel, John Hiatt and Peter Case. He also secured a distribution deal in Amsterdam with Lucky Dice Music. "The Open Road", the lead single from The Middle Way, received national airplay on numerous stations across Holland (while also becoming a most-requested track on XM Radio in the US.) The Dutch tour that followed quickly earned Alexander a reputation as a must-see artist, as word of his solo acoustic performances spread.
In 2006, Alexander was asked to open two tours with Jewel and one with Lisa Marie Presley – armed only with an acoustic guitar, he won over thousands of new fans night after night.
In May of 2007, Alexander opened twelve U.S. dates for SEAL. All of the dates were performed solo acoustic with the exception of Cox Arena in San Diego, where he performed with his band.
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