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Alex Apodaca

Alex Apodaca

Alex Apodaca


“That‘s pretty good” said Paul Gambaccini, the famous Professor of Pop and BBC2 DJ, to Alex Apodaca when he recently encountered the artist busking his post-modern rock songs at South Kensington Tube Station. And he got a couple of quid from him too! Alex Apodaca came to London a few years ago from his native Spain in search of his rock-pop dream. Before that, he had lead a band in Spain called “The Business” (not to be confused with the English punk band). Read more on Last.fm
“That‘s pretty good” said Paul Gambaccini, the famous Professor of Pop and BBC2 DJ, to Alex Apodaca when he recently encountered the artist busking his post-modern rock songs at South Kensington Tube Station. And he got a couple of quid from him too! Alex Apodaca came to London a few years ago from his native Spain in search of his rock-pop dream. Before that, he had lead a band in Spain called “The Business” (not to be confused with the English punk band). They released an EP with Submarine Records to great critical acclaim.

However, the market is difficult to English-singing bands in Spain, and Alex Apodaca also felt the need to embrace British culture in order to improve his song-writing skills. He moved to the old country and started assimilating everything that gives British bands that special edge. He formed a hard-rock band called Red Maria that developed a faithful following in the London circuit and sang with them for three years. Red Maria eventually disbanded for personal reasons.

That’s when Alex Apodaca decided to start his first solo project. During 2008 he embarked on a colossal project writing, recording and performing an album at his home studio ( with Gavin F. Monaghan, guitarist in Red Maria, giving a helping hand). The album under the titled “Stranger In Nowhere Land” has now been finished and is filled with possible hit singles like “Hallelujah New York Girl“, “Broken“ or “Mr.

Mean‘s Back In Town“. As the title suggests, the album tries to reflect on how a foreigner, a stranger, sees and interprets the pop world invented by The Beatles and their contemporaries, a world we could give the name of Nowhere Land. The challenge now will be releasing and promoting the songs in as many ways as possible. We will be able to see the artist performing the material either with his backing band or by himself in acoustic sets. That’s the strongest point in Alex Apodaca, playing live.

In fact, as a member of the joint Capital Radio-London Paper Underground Busking Scheme he has played well over 200 times in the last two years covering classics from Johnny Cash, The Doors, Neil Young, Beatles, etc... as well as playing his own material. That’s more than enough to get rid of stage fright! The artist will also use this platform from now on to expose “Stranger In Nowhere Land” to the public. A unique opportunity to stick his songs into the minds of millions of travellers every day.

Nobody will be able to deny that this is true underground pop-rock! And of course this is the XXI Century, so his music can also be heard on internet platforms like Myspace or Last FM. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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