Alex Clare is a singer, songwriter and producer.
London-born Clare grew up listening to his father’s jazz records and was drawn to blues and soul. Though he took up the trumpet and drums as a youngster, he eventually placed an emphasis on guitar and songwriting, playing open-mic nights with original material.
In 2010 Alex signed a deal with Island Records. His debut album, “The Lateness of the Hour”, was released in the UK in July 2011 and produced by Major Lazer and Mike Spencer. The album placed a spotlight on Clare’s soul-searching songwriting and deep, rich voice.
The biggest hit from the album, “Too Close”, became a Top 10 hit in five countries, was certified double platinum in the United States, won the 2014 ASCAP Award for Songwriter of the Year with Jim Duguid, peaked number 4 on the UK Singles Chart and number 7 on the US Billboard Hot 100. In May 2011, Reggie Yates made Alex Clare’s cover of Prince’s “When Doves Cry” his Song of the Day. A day later, the Dutch radio station 3FM announced single “Too Close” to be the ‘3FM’s Megahit of that week. The song was also nominated for the 2013 Brit Award as British Single of the Year.
Since then every album is surrounded with soul-searching songwriting and his deep, rich voice.
Alex Clare performed in many renowned International music festivals such as the 2019 Zermatt Unplugged Festival, 1930 Moscow in 2019, 2017 Sziget Festival, 2017 OFF Weekend Music & Arts Festival, 2015 Zermatt Unplugged Festival, V Festival 2014, 2013 Reading Festival, 2013 Sziget Festival, 2013 Greenville Music Festival, 2013 Traumzeit Festival in Germany, 2013 SummerFest in Milwaukee, 2013 Ottawa Bluesfest Leeds Festival, 2011 iTunes Festival in Camden UK, 2011 Summer Well Festival As well as Lollapalloza and Coachella in 2013.