Singer/songwriter and prodigious Manchester-born busker, Alex Spencer, isn’t like most 13 year-old kids his age.
Not judging by his debut single ‘Things Just Come and Go’, released this March, which meshes together all the best sounds from The Beatles to Brit Pop, and channels that infamously melodic mancunian grit through a new voice, and into a new decade.
So evident is, not only his potential, but his current ability to write a decent catchy tune, that, as of now, his list of social media followers includes Badly Drawn Boy, The Coral, The La’s, Grime artist Aitch, The Slow Readers Club, Deco, The Jackobins, and Bonehead amongst others. He’s also a firm favourite for those who attend the legendary busker band The Piccadilly Rats street gigs, whom he was offered the chance to front for a one off performance.
Most significantly though, Alex has already gained the golden seal of approval from one of his main influences, Oasis frontman, Liam Gallagher, who commented “you sound celestial” on a video of Alex busking in Manchester.
His other key features include radio plays on Radio X and BBC Radio Manchester, as well as an appearance on Man City TV - Not bad for one with so many years ahead of him!
This mature beyond his years attitude is reflected in his decision to donate a portion of the proceeds from ‘Things Just Come and Go.’ to the youth mental health charity ‘Young Minds.’
The next Ed Sheeran maybe?
Or something even greater perhaps...
RADIO X FEATURE
Man City TV APPEARANCE