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Alex Gardner: from Scotland to Wonderland
Posted at 8:29 PM, 18 November 2009 -

Alex Gardner is a Scottish singer who at just 16 packed his bags for London and through a twist of fate ended up meeting Brian Higgins of Xenomania.

«I was invited to the house where Alice In Wonderland was written», he said in an interview. «I was bit apprehensive about being invited to this strange house in the country, but I did my research and found it belonged to pop producer Brian Higgins».

The Xenomania mansion is the former home of Alice Liddell, the inspiration for Lewis Carroll's children's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

For the last year, Alex has been going back to the Xenomania house to write songs with Higgins. «Although we're writing together, Brian always insists the songs are drawn from my own experiences, so most of them are about girls», he adds. «The only song I've written that's not about a girl is about Edinburgh. It's called "Where Were You?" and it's a message to all my friends not to forget me.»

Alex Gardner has now signed a worldwide record deal with Universal/A&M Records and has just completed a short tour with Paolo Nutini. His debut single "Yesterday's News" should be released in March 2010.

He was recently invited to do a quick interview and an acoustic session for The Daily Record. Click the links below to watch:

Alex Gardner - Yesterday's News (acoustic)
Alex Gardner - You See With Me (acoustic)
Alex Gardner - There Goes My Heart (acoustic)
Alex Gardner interview


Upcoming shows:

18 Nov Little Noise Sessions @ Union Chapel - w/ MIKA & Paloma Faith, London
28 Nov Homecoming Live @ SECC Glasgow, Scotland
27 Jan New To Q @ The Tabernacle, London

Links:

Alex Gardner MySpace
Alex Gardner YouTube
Video: Alex Gardner at T in the Park
Video: Alex Gardner - Heartbreak (live)

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