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Alex Clare

London-based singer/songwriter Alexander George "Alex" Clare grew up listening to his father’s jazz records, was drawn to blues and soul (Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder), and eventually to drum‘n’bass and U.K. garage. Though Clare took up the trumpet and drums as a youngster, he eventually placed an emphasis on guitar and songwriting, playing open-mike nights with original material. A demo earned him a deal with the Island label in the U.K., and he was set up with producers Diplo and Switch, who contributed to the making of Clare’s first album, The Lateness of the Hour, released in July 2011. Despite the producers’ reputations for creating busy, bass-heavy club music, the album did place something of a spotlight on Clare’s soul-searching songwriting and deep, rich voice. "Too Close" -- the dubsteppy lead single from Lateness -- turned out to be a huge hit for Clare. The song became a Top 10 hit in five countries, was certified double platinum in the United States, and nabbed Clare an ASCAP award for 2014 Songwriter of the Year with Jim Duguid. While Clare's 2014 sophomore effort Three Hearts wasn't as successful as his debut, he continued to tour and also started a family. He returned with his third LP, Tail of Lions. The album was released in the U.K. at the end of 2016, with the U.S. release following months later in 2017. ~ Andy Kellman
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Stations Featuring
Alex Clare

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    Top Indie
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    Indie Rock Mix

    Indie Rock Mix
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    Indie Party

    Indie Party
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    Acoustic Rock

    Acoustic Rock
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    Lite Hits

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    Relax Trax

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Albums by
Alex Clare

Top Songs by
Alex Clare

  1.   Song
  2.   Too Close
  3.   Treading Water
  4.   Gotta Get Up
  5.   Up All Night
  6.   I Love You
  7.   War Rages On
  8.   Tell Me What You Need
  9.   Love Can Heal
  10.   Damn Your Eyes
  11.   Caroline
  12.   Tight Rope
  13.   Hands Are Clever
  14.   Basic
  15.   Holding On
  16.   Not In Vain
  17.   The Story
  18.   Just a Man
  19.   Where Is the Heart?
  20.   Relax My Beloved
  21.   Humming Bird
  22.   You'll Be Fine
  23.   Tired from the Fire
  24.   Addicted To Love
  25.   So Deep
  26.   Take You Back
  27.   Whispering
  28.   Sanctuary
  29.   Open My Eyes
  30.   Surviving Ain't Living
  31.   Unconditional
  32.   Sparks
  33.   Heavy Hands
  34.   Three Hearts
  35.   Never Let You Go
  36.   I Won't Let You Down
  37.   Thunder Child
  38.   Get Real
  39.   Bring Me Down

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