Classical - as far as the eye can see. Growing up his parents vinyl collection is pure mystery to the young Alex. But well hidden between German gramophones, the 12-year-old finds his father's Rock 'n' Roll albums.
What follows is best described with pure love for hand crafted music - with all it’s heights, and with all it’s depths. With his first band “Shyboy” at the age of 20, he already tours the legendary clubs in the USA such as “The Limelight" in New York City. But it comes as it does so often and the band Shyboy splits up. The dream is devastated at first, but his love for the music remains.
In the following years, there are countless jam sessions and projects with various musical companions, amongst them the - at the time still unknown -young man from Mannheim with the remarkable voice, Xavier Naidoo. To this day, the paths of the two artists cross regularly. On Xavier’s tours, Alex accompanies the exceptional singer on the guitar, while Xavier insists on reaching for the microphone to promote Much Better.
Alex Auer is someone, who breathes music, breath-by-breath, genre-by-genre. Someone, who does not scratch on the surface, but does a deep dive into musical worlds. Someone, who views music as a universal language, whether it’s African Percussion, Soul Funk or Southern Blues.