“Let me take you on a musical journey of experiences through hopes & dreams, fears & woes and love & loss”
Alex Cairns was born in Rochdale (1989), a percussive fingerstyle guitarist who enchants and captivates his audiences with his expressive playing on the acoustic guitar. With over 19 years playing experience, Alex has intricately crafted his technique and composing skills to create spellbinding music that takes you on journey of experiences through hopes & dreams, fears & woes and love & loss.
Alex employs the use of alternative guitar tunings, two-handed tapping, percussive techniques alongside a vast array of musical genres and inspirations such as Michael Hedges, Andy McKee, Jon Gomm, Luca Stricagnoli, Mike Dawes, Alexandr misko and Becky Langan.
“Over the last few years I have been on a musical journey that has pushed my abilities beyond any previous thoughts. I now feel ready to show the world my music and what I am capable of. If my music connects or resonates with you in anyway shape or form, then I’ve achieved what I set out to do. I hope you enjoy it.”
Due to the Covid Pandemic, Alex’s debut album ‘Echo Chamber’ release was stalled, with all gigs and promo lost during the first lockdown. However, the album was released in Christmas 2020 and can be downloaded at https://alexcairnsmusic.wixsite.com/website
You may have already seen Alex perform at HEART at Classical Platform, if you have you’ll know how good he is, if not just come along and find out.
There is no entry fee, but if you enjoy Alex’s music, please add to the donations collection bucket if you can – thanks.
Courtyard Classics are held in the Assembly Bar + Kitchen’s courtyard. Please follow social distancing guidance.