BEHIND THE MUSIC
Alexander Joseph has been juggling his two passions of music and sport for as long as he can remember. As a musician he cut his teeth performing on the open mic scene around the city of Bath, whilst touring the UK with a university formed covers band. His commitment to the world of sport stems from his time competing on the international tennis circuit and his more recent coaching roles within elite sport.
He's since gone on to release a selection of singles (now found on an EP called Anything Is Possible) in support of various sports development initiatives, which led to an appearance on Channel 4's 'The Superhumans Show' in the lead up to the 2016 Paralympic Games, where he performed his wheelchair basketball inspired anthem 'GB 365'. You may have also heard his wheelchair tennis inspired song 'A Racket In Hand' within the tennis grounds of Wimbledon!
His uplifting songs about overcoming obstacles have been a consistent theme throughout his work and he remains committed to channelling important & heartfelt messages through his music. BBC Introducing have picked up on this and shown great support in the past, airing songs like 'You're Going To Win' & 'Not Defeated' and selecting 'Invincible' & 'Now or Never' as tracks of the week.
Last year saw the release of his alternate version of 'Firefly’ - an uplifting pop folk song about holding onto our light during the darker moments in life. His second record was an acoustic version of 'Summertime Compass’ - one of the first songs he wrote during his university days, which delivers an optimistic message about the possibilities that lie ahead. His final single of the year included acoustic and piano versions of 'Waiting For You' - a song that reflects on the grief associated with losing a loved one, whilst holding onto the belief of one day being reunited.
This year, Alexander is releasing his third EP 'Stop and Breathe' in support of the vital global reforestation work of 'One Tree Planted' so stay tuned!