Alex W. Young is a Country/Pop/Contemporary artist based out of the Baltimore, MD area. He is active in the DC, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina music scenes but is looking to expand even more soon. He was adopted at 3 months of age from South Korea and was raised in Alexandria VA for most his life.
He has one younger brother who graduated from UNCW recently and often is down in the Wilmington, NC area visiting his family who retired in Leland, NC which is also the home base for his business. Alex W. Young when he is not busy playing shows likes to go surfing, hang out with friends, go to concerts and workout while also training in Krav Maga. He was raised Catholic all his life and is still very involved with church events, attends church at least weekly as well as any young adult events and even is booked occasionally to play various church events in the mid-Atlantic region.
With a wide range of over 3 octaves Alex is a solid Baritone with the ability to also sing bass notes and smooth tenor notes. Melodic Pop with hints of Country guitar riffs complemented by a rich and booming baritone voice making Alex W Young a standout fast up and coming artist in the music industry. As a close friend who is the lead singer of a local band told him … “he’s one song away from reaching the top.”
“Every song I write involves some life experience of mine or something I feel really strongly about, I’m able to write a song about anything really and people see this and relate to it because a lot of it happens to all of us all at some point and it kind of just draws you in” says Alex. Drop by one or more of Alex’s lively public events and you too just might catch yourself singing along.
Alex began his music career as a street musician and even today remains a popular act on both the Ocean City Maryland Boardwalk in the summer months and on King Street near the waterfront. While he isn’t out there every day anymore Alex says “I started as a street musician it was my first gig, I’ve moved onto better things BUT I’ll always remember my roots, plus nothing beats impromptu shows and gaining numerous new fans in the process. Honestly it’s great to mix it up a lot don’t be just one track minded”
Fast-forward 4 years to the present Alex has transformed into a top of the line entertainer gigging up and down the East Coast. To start Alex plays at various Senior Centers and Assisted Living in the DC area including Leewood Healthcare Assisted Living, Sully Senior Center, Brookdale Senior Living of Arlington, and Inovacare Pace for Seniors to name a few. He also plays gigs at local Farmers Markets and is a popular act with the 3 local Central Farm Markets. He also is a regular staple at 32nd Street Farmers Market in Baltimore, MD. Every other month for over a year he has reoccurring shows bi-monthly throughout the year on Friday/Saturday at Trinity House Café in Leesburg, VA.
Alex doesn’t limit himself to one style of events either and is also active in the bar and restaurant scene having played shows at venues such as The Harp in Wilmington, NC Reel Café in Ocean City, MD. In the summer months, he also is usually active on the DC/MD winery circuit and in 2017 is looking to expand to NC and PA to start.
Alex also performs at and is available for high end events having previously played at Aloft Hotel Dulles North, Sheraton Silver Spring, as well as The Ritz Carlton and Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA for cocktail hours and galas for a charity he works closely with.
Alex also is currently working closely with Operation Renewed Hope, a charity that helps homeless veterans providing music for them at any needed events and has been doing so for almost 3 years and is now a featured staple at their events which have also included headliners such as Kaitlyn Maher from Americas Got Talent, Leonard, Coleman and Blunt of the Temptations, Platters, and The Drifters as well as other acts.
Alex personally considers himself almost a hybrid type of artist and a multi talent person able to play Country, Pop, Classic Rock/Oldies he also plays some Irish music, Contemporary Christian as well as many of the over 25 original songs he has composed over the years. “Sometimes it takes me 20 minutes, sometimes it takes me 2 years to complete a song but I am always writing and seeking new ideas” he says.
Alex W Young even made his debut a couple years ago, at a popular interdenominational Christian music festival called The International Day of Praise & Health Fair in March 2014 where he and nearly 20 other artists joined an all-day praise and worship event. Shortly thereafter he was along with several other performers featured in the Arlington Diocese Young Adult Open Mic and Showcase a show in which the headliner artist was national Catholic recording artist Marie Miller. To this day, the highlight of his career remains being accepted as one of 10 performers selected out of a pool of over 200 others to be featured at The National Christmas Tree Preshow Lighting Ceremony in 2012. Besides being a popular act to both the crowd and to the event workers he was even featured as the lead in shot to the 11pm ABC 7 news story on the National Tree Lighting singing Santa Claus Is Coming to Town. Since then he now is a yearly staple at St. Charles Town Center in Waldorf, MD and plays at Arundel Mills in Hanover, MD and Pentagon City Mall in Arlington, VA spreading the Holiday Cheer around Christmas time.
Alex even has received air time with his original called “Endless Summer Dream” being spun on college and internet radio stations. It first made its first radio debut on WDCE University of Richmond College Radio Station on the Signalman show and in the Spring of 2014 was spun on Dr. Rock and The Medicine Show on KZUM in Nebraska on a reoccurring basis for a period.
Alex W Young is on a path that will lead him to much success and exposure in the music industry and wants every one of you to join him on this journey. Don’t forget to follow him via social media to stay up to date on upcoming shows as well.
Powerful vocals complemented with poetic lyrics and smooth guitar riffs make Alex W. Young a standout top of the line area pop/country/contemporary artist. Call 703-864-7158 to book Alex! or email email@example.com
He is available for nearly any type of event including, weddings, cocktail hours, corporate events, private house shows, children’s parties, Bars and Restaurants, Wineries, Church Events, Retreats and much more.
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