Meeting: Eric Alexandrakis

Eric’s childhood was filled with academia from his family and own educational success but since has worked alongside some of your musical idols, had two hit songs on the Adult Contemporary charts, a hit on the Billboard Indicator Chart, and battled against cancer not once, but twice. Singer-Songwriter- Composer-Producer Eric Alexandrakis retaliates with GMT [Greenwich Mean Time]. His 7th release in 6 months is part of his critically acclaimed Terra music series. Here at YMX we take a look deeper into the Grammy-nominated sensation.

YMX: Hey Eric, how is it going? some of our readers might not be familiar with your project, how would you describe yourself, in a few words?

Eric: My current releases are a cross between The Beach Boys, Duran Duran, Pink Floyd, Depeche Mode and soundtracks.

YMX: Your current work is the result of a long journey; What first drew you to making music? 

Eric: I can’t really say anything drew me, as it’s just something that grew inside, and thrust me forward. It’s not a choice, more an instinct.

YMX: What would be your dream collaboration?

Eric: Oh I have lots of those. At the moment, doing a track all together with Steve Ferrone, Masami Tsuchiya, Richard Barbieri and Nick Beggs is my fantasy.

YMX: You recently released GMT. Can you tell us how that project came about?

Eric: GMT is my 7th release in 6 months, and is part of a series of travel themed releases stemming from my 28 track album TERRA. I’m backlogged big time, so this EP contains some of the 60 songs left in the series. The whole project is a representation of life, its various stages, stops, feelings.

YMX: What inspires your songwriting work? 

Eric: It can come from anywhere, a phrase, a face, a feeling, an experience, a moon, literally anywhere. Everything I experience inspires everything I do, good or bad.

YMX: We are all missing live music at the moment. Once on the other side, which music venue would you choose for your first gig?

Eric: The Tate Modern in London, although the sonics there might not be so good.

YMX: What’s your band strategy in terms of music promotion? Direct-2-fans or via the “big dogs”? 

Eric: The bigger the dog, the bigger the poop.

YMX: Finally, what are your plans for the future? 

Eric: Growing, exploring, experimenting, not dying.