Alexa Borden is an alternative singer/songwriter from Calgary, Alberta. With 2 self-produced albums under her belt, she has recently formed a band under her name to work on her 3rd album. With her band she fuses styles like The National, Alt-J, The Black Keys and Lana Del Rey into one, creating a sensual and unique 60's-era rock and roll experience.
Price Range: $150 and up
Gig Length: 45 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
A sensual and captivating performance by three experienced and talented Calgary musicians. Alexa Borden draws in listeners with her sultry vocals and unforgettable melodies. Drummer Kurtis Urban brings his unique drumming style and stage performance to compliment Colin McDonald's groovy bass lines.
Alexa Borden (born November 11th, 1994), is a singer-songwriter from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Borden is known for her nostalgic and unique self-produced music. Mentored at the age of 11 by former ‘The Cowsill’s’ member, Billy Cowsill, she also cites a large number of her artistic influences. These include Fleetwood Mac, Nirvana, Elvis, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, U2, Jim Morrison, Don Henley, The Black Keys, as well as filmmaker Francis Ford Copolla. She has also listed old Hollywood and the “coasts of the pacific ocean” as major inspirations to her music.
Borden released her first self-produced album in 2010 at the age of 15, titled Speck in the Universe. Being an independent artist, the album was not widely recognized, although did receive positive reviews from small time bloggers.
In January 2012, Borden released her sophomore body of work, “Flares” which gained much more exposure than her debut, being recognized by local and worldwide magazines such as Female First UK and Beatroute.
On August 1st, 2013, her first single since her sophomore, “Paradise”, was released on iTunes, followed by “Dynamite” in mid February. Alexa is currently working on her third record with a full band which includes drummer Kurtis Urban & bass player Colin McDonald. It is slated to be released in summer 2015. The title has not yet been released.
Wild, High, Free
Rule the World
Influences & Inspiration
Alt- J, The National, Florence & the Machine, Lana Del Rey, The Black Keys, David Bowie, Beck, Radiohead, Elvis, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles.
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