Everything you wanted to know about Cindy Alexander
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Born weighing only four and a half pounds but with a voice that could fill a stadium...her parents figured G-d had a plan, they just weren't in on the joke. They sent their little "peanut" to the "crying doctor" when she was 5 only to be told she just "wanted attention." By 20 she stopped crying but she had head aches. And one day, Cindy Alexander was so irritated and grumpy because the guy in the apartment above her blasted his stereo so loud that it brought on her migraines. Finally she crawled out of bed, pounded on his door, and asked him to turn it down. Instead of fighting, they became best of friends and started a band.
After a couple of years, a lot of gigs, and a ton of emotional epiphanies, Cindy put out a cd which was a compilation of her demos: See Red. Most of the tracks were produced by David Darling (Boxing Ghandis/ Meredith Brooks/ Brian Setzer) and Paul Trudeau (the apartment mate with the booming stereo). See Red earned a nomination for Album of the Year by the L.A. Music Awards, who the year before crowned her Songwriter of the Year and nominated her for Female Vocalist of the Year. The "Peanut Gallery" (aka Cindy Alexander fans) grew exponentially and Cindy rode the wave of the internet, topping charts at mp3.com and becoming one of Amazon.com's best indie sellers.
Following the success of See Red, Cindy appeared on several soundtracks and compilations (Sugar & Spice soundtrack on Trauma Records/ Chilled Sirens on Water Music Records/ Sunday Brunch on Treadstone Records) and her music was featured in films (Here on Earth, Smokers, Sugar & Spice, and numerous indies) and television (Party of Five DVD).
"Pnut" (as she is affectionately called by her fans) is not satisfied being holed up in a studio or singing in the shower. As one critic notes: "she possesses that rarest of charisma that one cannot manufacture: she was born to perform." Cindy tours nationally and internationally, sharing the stage with such bands as America, The Bacon Brothers, Suzanne Vega, Joan Osborn, Bob Schneider, Ben Taylor, The Bangles, Edwin McCain, Marc Cohn, Howard Jones, Dishwalla, Gin Blossoms, Joe Bonamassa and the list goes on and on. Her performances have been called "star quality" and the "best of the L.A. Music Scene," charming both audiences and critics alike.
In 2003 she released her 2nd CD, SMASH, also nominated for L.A. Music Award's Album of the Year, featuring co-writes with Grammy Award winners Gary Harrison and Dennis Matkosky. She was named CNET's Net Music Countdown Net Unknown of the Year (joining past recipients such as Michelle Branch) and was named Female Artist of the Year by Just Plain Folks, also winning Pop Song of the Year by the same organization.
Cindy kept busy touring in 2004 with a new distribution for her own label, JamCat Records, earned three more awards ( LA Music Award for Indie Pop Artist of the Year, JPF Songwriter of the Year, and All Access Magazine Best Female Vocalist), and recorded her 3rd cd with Dave Darling: Angels & Demons, released March 3, 2005.
Reviews of Angels & Demons are glowing: "This album is a masterpiece. Her style as a writer, singer, and woman is screaming with power and purpose." - John Hartmann. A live performance on air for Mark & Brian (KLOS 95.5 fm and affiliates) in March 2005 sparked an immediate sell out of ALL of Cindy's cd inventory and a huge influx of new fans. That energy fueled a string of dates opening for AMERICA and Cindy began headlining festivals as far away as Barbados.
June 2006 unleashed a new compilation entitled "Eclectic Cafe" on Water Music Records featuring Cindy's song "4 Hours" alongside cuts by Aimee Mann, Heather Nova, Tracy Bonham, Moby and Duncan Shiek.
Currently, Cindy continues to tour while penning songs for yet another CD.
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--- from the official Cindy Alexander website