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Alex Band Biography

Alex Band


Date of Birth
8 December 1981, Los Angeles, California, USA

Birth Name
Alexander Max Band

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Biography
Alex Band is the son of director and producer Charles Band. He was recently in a band called "The Calling" where he is the lead singer. Their single "Wherever You Will Go" was a hit all over the world. He was featured in his father's film Puppet Master II (1990).

You may already know Alex as the voice and passion behind The Calling. He is presently taking a break from The Calling and working on his first solo CD. Signed by Ron Fair at Interscope/Geffen Records, he is currently in the studio working with producers Matt Serletic (Rob Thomas, Stacie Orrico, Collective Soul) and Tal Herzberg.

Before embarking on a solo career, Alex and his band, The Calling, released two very successful albums and many hit singles, including "Adrienne," "Our Lives," and the massive hit "Wherever You Will Go," which spent most of 2002 on the Billboard Charts and recently was awarded a BDS Award for 800,000 spins. The band's album "Camino Palmero" has sold 3 million worldwide. Alex has appeared in films such as "Coyote Ugly" and "Fish without a Bicycle." His music has been featured in such films as "Daredevil," "Kate and Leopold," "Love, Actually," and "Sweet Home Alabama." The song "Our Lives" was used as the theme for the television show "Clubhouse" and was played during the closing ceremony at the Summer Olympics in 2004. It was also featured in the trailer for the 2006 Oscars. In addition, Alex recorded and released the #1 single "Why Don't You and I" with Carlos Santana in 2003.

  • Lead vocalist of 'The Calling'.
  • His band, 'The Calling', performs at Party in the Park [July 2002]
  • Single "Wherever you will go" reached No. 3 in the UK singles chart.
  • Won Best New Act, with The Calling at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Barcelona [November 2002]
  • Won Best Rock Act, at the Smash hits Pollwinners party, with The Calling
  • He spent a lot of time in Europe as a child.
  • Started playing guitar when he was 8.
  • Dropped out of High School at 15, but got his degree through homeschooling.
  • The Calling's first album entitled 'Camino Palmero' was named after the street he grew up on
  • Grandson of Albert Band. Son of Charles Band. Nephew of Richard Band. Younger brother of Taryn Band. Has two paternal half-brothers (Harlan and Zalman) and three younger maternal half-brothers. Mother's name was formerly Meda Band.
  • His family owns a castle in Giove, Northern Italy. It's featured in one of his father's films, Castle Freak (1995).
  • Has a girlfriend, named Jennifer Sky (an actress). They met through one of his father's acting classes and have been together for almost three years, they also have a house together.Should be -Wife - Jennifer Sky. They have been together for 6 years. They met through a blind date arranged by Alex's partner in the Calling, Aaron Kamin.
  • His first band, "Maybe Solitude", had a five-song album produced with music written and performed by himself and lifelong friend and filmmaker Jethro Rothe-Kushel.
  • His first music video, "Dormant Prayer", was directed/produced by Jethro Rothe-Kushel in 1993.
  • The Calling will release its second album "Two" on June 8, 2004, coinciding with his 23rd birthday.
  • Stepson of Debra Dion.
  • Topped the Billboard Adult Top 40 tracks chart for 23 weeks with Wherever You Will Go.
  • Won a Teen Choice Award for Best Rock Song for Adrienne.
  • June 3, 2005 - announced his plan to record a solo album at his concert in Las Vegas and the next day on June 4th - Final concert performance in Temecula, California for now of "The Calling".
  • His family owns a castle in Giove, northern Italy. It's featured in "Music In High Places".
  • Camino Palmero is also the street where Ron Fair from RCA moved to, next to Alex. They used to bother his wife while she was gardening and put demo tapes in his mailbox until they got signed. Alex was only 15 years old.
  • Favorite tracks on Camino Plamero is "Stigmatized" and "Could It Be Any Harder".
  • Stole his Dad's Viper when he was 14.
  • Has a tattoo of a kokopelli on his left wrist, he got it when he was 14 in Hollywood.
  • Got the scar under his left eye from a dog on Christmas Eve when he was 9. He had 30 stitches.
  • Quotes
  • I am incredibly grateful for what we've achieved so far.
  • One of the greatest things in my life is to hear of our fans' hardships and know they rose above them with the help of our music.
  • What would a band be without a couple crazy fans? The real hardcore ones. I'd be lost without them.
  • Life is too short to hold grudges and I have too much love to give.
  • Focus on your goals and dreams. It's important to have a passion for something. Find out what it is and make it your own.

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