UK blues artist Alex Haynes debuted with ‘Last Train’ in 2011, followed by ‘Bandit Blues Motel’ in 2014 and latest album, ‘Howl’, in 2018 on Appaloosa Records.
The singer/guitarist’s sound is largely filtered through the influence of the blues, drawing from the ’60s British blues boom, ’50s R&B and Rock ‘n’ Roll, and blues artists such as RL Burnside, John Lee Hooker and Jessie Mae Hemphill. However, when Alex sings his impressive vocals betray his soul influences – with shades of Otis Redding and Etta James shining through.
From Leeds, he studied Music Production in Newcastle then spent a dozen years in the capital before dividing his last three years between London and Sheffield.
Performing regularly at his longstanding solo residency at the Blues Kitchen Shoreditch, London, and with frequent appearances in the UK and Europe – having played across Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, and in Amsterdam and Moscow.
He has supported artists including US R&B legend Geno Washington, UK bluesman Big Boy Bloater, and in spring ’19 will be supporting one of the all time greats, Bobby Rush, at the Salaise Blues Festival. He has appeared at festivals such as Red Rooster (UK), Blues River (Italy), and the Vintage Weekender (France).