Alex Bird is a singer/songwriter and actor in Toronto, ON. With a swinging style and an indescribable charm, Alex is currently working on an entirely new chapter in the great American songbook with his debut album ‘Whisky Kisses’ (working title) recorded at Canterbury Studios with the masterful Jeremy Darby.
Alex literally grew up with the classics. As a boy he hung around the Toronto jazz scene and met many of the greats. Without even knowing it, his musical training developed, sitting around at smoky jazz clubs into the wee small hours of the morning. With influences spanning for the 20s to the 70s, Alex Bird is a writer of incredible precision and lyrical depth.Working with a killer line up of young musicians, they are pushing the boundaries of a beautiful tradition and bringing it into a new century. Ewen Farncombe on piano, Eric West on drums, and Scott Hunter on bass.
In between singing gigs, Alex graces the screen with incredible charm and talent. Classically trained in theatre at George Brown and then further training at Humber College for Film and Television Acting, Alex’s style and presence is what makes him unique. He was first cast as lead, ‘Baby Face Nelson’, in CMJ Productions II Inc.'s "Natural Born outlaws”, which aired on History Canada in 2015. In March of 2016, Alex was seen on CNN's new original series, "Race for the White House” cast as the "Telegraphist" in the episode, "Lincoln vs. Douglas". In the same month Alex appeared in a commercial for Veueve Clicquot, "On Making an Impression". The spot was directed by Peter Glanz and narrated by Juliette Binoche. December of 2017, Alex appeared on CBC's Frankie Drake Mysteries as Al Capone and in September of 2019 Alex will make his feature film debut.
Alex Bird isn’t a retro act. He has the ability to guide you through the darkest night and to open your eyes to possibility of love in a gridlocked street. He is heart breaking and full of spontaneous and improvised magic.
Welcome to the stylish and textured world that is ALEX BIRD.
" I finally had the pleasure of seeing up-and-coming jazz vocalist Alex Bird perform live. To say that I was impressed would be a hyperbolic understatement. With his lush tone and fluttering vibrato, Alex Bird has one of the most entrancing voices I've ever heard on the Toronto jazz scene in recent memory. His style and effortless approach immediately brought to mind legendary crooner Bobby Darin, a compliment of the highest esteem. Alex Bird is one to watch, ladies and gents!" - Joe Thomas (@madforjazz)