Alex Hughes is a professional guitar player, singer/songwriter, comedian and actor from Sydney Australia, and based out of Hollywood, California. Alex began playing guitar at age 7, eventually earning a degree from the Australian Institute of Music in 2007.
In 2008 he relocated to the US to attend the prestigious G.I.T. program at Musicians Institute, where he received the “Stanley Clarke Scholarship” and was the first ever recipient of the “Carvin Scholarship.”
As a solo acoustic artist he released his debut EP in 2010. Musically it combines the percussive acoustic techniques of Michael Hedges and Andy Mckee, with more traditional singer-songwriter elements. The EP can be purchased directly through alexhughes.bandcamp.com. He is currently working on his follow up album to be released in June of 2013.
As well as being a solo artist, Alex is a working freelance musician, currently playing for such Los Angeles based artists as Dr.Iven, Porter Lori, Hughes and Havick, and many others. He is an official instructor for world renowned education institute “Key To Joy.”
He is an accomplished stand up comedian having performed at The Comedy Store, Flappers, HAHA Comedy Club, Federal Bar, Formosa Café, as well as touring Nevada and Los Angeles.
As an actor he has appeared in over 20 Australian films and television shows since 1997, including critically acclaimed performances in “Hell Has Harbor Views” (2005), “The Chaser” (2002), “All Saints” (1998) and “True Colours” (1999, alongside Hugo Weaving) for which he won the 1999 Tropfest commendation for acting.
He is currently based out of California and can be seen regularly as a live performer all over Los Angeles. For live dates or to join his mailing list visit www.reverbnation.com/alexhughesguitar. Or contact Alex directly at email@example.com for live appearances or private lessons.