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I’m Alex Henley, a guitarist, bassist, singer/songwriter from Austin, Texas. I’ve been playing professionally in Texas since 1995 and have been the front man for several groups, including my own “Alex Henley Band”, as well as sharing the stage with several other bands and artists with vocals, guitar and/or bass. A few of who are true musical heroes of mine. See stuff I’ve done here
My Beginnings: Since starting music as a kid (playing the violin) I’ve been influenced by all of these experiences, and others – leading me to an interest in playing blues, rock, folk, country, r&b, jazz, smooth jazz & gospel.
Recordings: I recorded my first original song at the ripe old age of 8 years old “Working Sideways” at Parrot Tracks in Austin, Texas, thanks to a friend of my mom named “Wierd” Bill Livingood. He was there for a session, but liked a song I made up enough to have his band play while I recorded for about 5 minutes… I was an adult the next time I would record – which was a demo in ’98 with my band PaleFace. Then I recorded my first Alex Henley Band EP (glorified demo) in 2002. In 2009 I self released another EP called “While They Were Sleeping” which was all recorded/produced in my home studio.
In the future I plan to book some more full band shows, solo acoustic
shows and tours here and abroad