Singer-composer Alexis is a lady with a big heart, a big voice, and a huge capacity for music.
Born in Windsor, Ontario, she started singing as a child. It was in the mid-sixties, however, that she began to express herself through her own music. She was living in Toronto's Yorkville area doing social work with transient youths when it occurred to her that music might be a better vehicle for transmitting good positive energy.
Composing primarily on piano, Alexis has written many songs which unfold a wide gamut of moods, styles, and feelings, and she approaches her music with intensity, and an acute sense of responsibility to her audience. She has developed her own unique blend of swing, blues, contemporary and rock music, that has provided her with an artistic freedom to express her ideas in original musical terms.
She has performed at concert engagements with Leon Redbone, Downchild Blues Band, Muddy Waters, Long John Baldry, David Clayton-Thomas & Alice Cooper, Dizzie Gillespie, Olivia Newton John and many others. She has appeared on several major national radio and television shows in Canada, and in 1974, was nominated for one of Canada's prestigious JUNO AWARDS.
Credits for her 1978 Radio Canada International release include:
Arranged By – Michel L'Espérance
Backing Vocals – Brett Wade, Jane Mortifee, Joanie Taylor*
Bass – Doug Edwards (2)
Cello – Jean-Luc Morin
Drums, Backing Vocals – Geoff Eyre
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals – Terry Frewer
Flugelhorn – Alan Penfold (2)
Flute, Baritone Saxophone – Richard Beaudet
Flute, Tenor Saxophone – John Christie (6)
Keyboards, Arranged By – Robbie King
Producer – Mark D. Goldman
Trumpet – Réal Mathieu
Viola – Robert Verebes
Violin – Eugène Husaruk, Luis Grinhauz
Written-By, Arranged By – A. Radlin* (tracks: A. Radlin)
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