Alex Bird

Alex Bird

Instrument: Voice / vocals | Location: Toronto

Vocals are a rival to Michael Bublé with a dash of Edwyn Collins. Edgy stuff. Possibly the new Elvis? Too much? Check it out yourselves.
—All About Jazz

Updated: June 1, 2020

Born: September 18, 1990

THE STORY...

Alex Bird is a singer/songwriter and actor in Toronto, ON. With a swinging style and an indescribable charm, Alex is currently working on an entirely new chapter in the Great American Songbook, with his soon to be released debut album “Whisky Kisses”, recorded at Canterbury Studios with the masterful, Jeremy Darby. The album is comprised of 12 songs with 11 being originals written by Alex. “The Way She Moves”, one of the originals off the album, is being released on November, 30th, 2019.

Alex literally grew up with the classics. As a young boy he was taken to hang around the Toronto Jazz scene, and had the opportunity to see and meet many of the greats along the way; Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson, Mel Torme, Ray Charles...the list goes on. Without even knowing it, his musical training developed, sitting around at smoky Jazz clubs into the wee small hours of the morning.

With influences spanning from the 20s to the 70s, Alex Bird is a writer of incredible precision and lyrical depth. Working with a killer line up of young musicians, dubbed “The Jazz Mavericks”, they are pushing the boundaries of a beautiful tradition and bringing it into a new era. The Jazz Mavericks are rising stars in their own right. Ewen Farncombe on piano, Eric West on drums, and Scott Hunter on bass.

Over the past year, Alex and his band have been steadily playing across the city. Quickly becoming one of the new exciting bands to see. These gigs have included a few residencies and performances at a number of iconic venues including the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, N’Awlins Jazz Bar and The Jazz Bistro.

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”Vocals are a rival to Michael Bublé with a dash of Edwyn Collins. Edgy stuff. Possibly the new Elvis? Too much? Check it out yourselves.” - All About Jazz

“ I finally had the pleasure of seeing up-and-coming jazz vocalist Alex Bird perform live. To say that I was impressed would be a hyperbolic understatement. With his lush tone and fluttering vibrato, Alex Bird has one of the most entrancing voices I've ever heard on the Toronto jazz scene in recent memory. His style and effortless approach immediately brought to mind legendary crooner Bobby Darin, a compliment of the highest esteem

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Whisky Kisses

Whisky Kisses

Alex Bird
Whisky Kisses (Single)

The Way She Moves

The Way She Moves

Alex Bird
The Way She Moves (Debut Single)