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Alex Ferreira

Alex Ferreira

Alex Ferreira


Alex Ferreira was born in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) on March 23, 1983. He spent his childhood and adolescence between New York, Miami and Santo Domingo. He began playing guitar and writing songs at 16 years of age. The Britpop of the 90s, 60s folk, Argentinean rock, boleros and Cuban trova, is a mere sum of its influences. He began playing professionally in the Dominican famous cultural center "Casa de Teatro" as well as other bars in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo. Read more on Last.fm
Alex Ferreira was born in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) on March 23, 1983. He spent his childhood and adolescence between New York, Miami and Santo Domingo. He began playing guitar and writing songs at 16 years of age. The Britpop of the 90s, 60s folk, Argentinean rock, boleros and Cuban trova, is a mere sum of its influences. He began playing professionally in the Dominican famous cultural center "Casa de Teatro" as well as other bars in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo.

Sometimes accompanied by his band and many times just with his guitar, there he released his first songs. He recorded his first demos and quickly made himself known in the music scene of his country. There also, he shared the stage with great Dominican singers as Víctor Víctor, Luis Dias, José Antonio Rodríguez, among others. During the spring of 2005 he released his self-produced and self-published (limited only to 250 copies) first album entitled "Parto Mi Viaje." For this album, some of the country's leading musicians collaborated with him. Singles from this album such as "Rienda Suelta", "Siete sin suerte" and "Uno más aquí", were widely played in Santo Domingo's rock stations.

He also released demos as "Zigzag" and "Pixel" which also reached the first positions in the lists of stations in the country. That same year, Alex won the prestigious music competition in "Casa de Teatro" in 2 different categories (pop and rock). And is nominated, at the Dominican Republic's Casandra Awards for Best Rock Group of the Year. Later that year he decided to abandon his studies of "Advertising Communication" and travels to Spain to study a "Degree in Recording Arts" for three years. His primary purpose for this trip was to form a band and appear on stage.

Since then, resides there. The idea to form a band, never took shape and Alex decided to stick with his solo project. The "underground scene" of Madrid welcomes him as one of theirs. Playing in bars in the center and then in theaters of high caliber. After recording several demos in the city of Madrid in 2006, trying different lineups in his band, traveling in Spain small gigging, and writing songs, he decided to record in the summer of 2007, the acoustic EP "Un Domingo Cualquiera", produced by David Quinzán and Ferreira himself and recorded in Aristi Studios in Madrid.

In this work he shows his maturity as a songwriter and in it, Spanish musicians played with him. This EP was placed on his website, after signing a publishing contract with EMI Music Publishing Spain. After a year of concerts in Spain, he eventually signed a recording contract in 2008 with Warner/DRO Music Spain. That same year he published "Serenata de Plástico", an EP containing 5 songs.

He shared stage with known Spanish pop artists ranging from Iván Ferreiro to Kiko Veneno. "Casa América" and "Latin Fusion" magazines name him among the 100 most influential Latinos in 2008. In April 2009 Warner/DRO released "Páginas", another EP of 5 songs. His name began to appear on posters for national festivals, between the biggest names in modern Spanish pop.

In January 2010, he published his first full-length album entitled "Un Domingo Cualquiera" appointed by Radio 3 as one of the most anticipated albums of the year. Discography: Resplandor Ep (2003) Parto Mi Viaje Lp (Limited Edition of 250 copies) (2005) Un Domingo Cualquiera Ep (Acustic) (2007) Serenata de Plástico Ep (2008) Páginas Ep (2009) Un Domingo Cualquiera Lp (2010) Dulus Dominicus Ep (2011) 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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