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"Made For You" (Single) Now playing in the pre & post show of every movie theater (20,000 screens) nationwide!!! Xander has spent the last 2 years on the road, touring the entire US several times as direct support (opening act) for pop-culture phenomenons: Pentatonix, and again for Aaron Carter's #TheAfterPartyTour. Alexander Cardinale built his fan-base thru popular television show placements and a lot of touring:
200,000 = Followers on Twitter
115,000 = Likes on Facebook
165,000 = Followers on Instagram
2 sold out national tours (opening for Pentatonix, and Aaron Carter)
2 times, named in Music Connection's "HOT 100 Unsigned Artists of Year"
Dozens = featured placements of his songs in hit TV shows.
(ABC, NBC, CBS, CW & more)
WINNER = HMMA 'Best Song in a TV Show' (Hollywood Music in Media Awards) "Traffic Lights" in the CW's 90210.
Alexander Cardinale (aka Xander) was born in Monterey, California. He was raised in a musically diverse home. His mother Laura was a disc jockey and manager of the local classical station, 92.7 KBOQ. As a young boy, Alexander was always encouraged to study the classics. His father Vince played the guitar and introduced Alexander to the iconic singer/songwriters of the 60s, 70s & 80s. When Alexander was 3 years old, he told his mom he wanted to play the violin. He began studying the Suzuki method with local teachers, and went on to be 1st chair violin at the local youth chamber orchestra.
Alexander now lives in Los Angeles where he works as a professional singer, songwriter, producer & actor. He has worked as an actor in Film, TV and Web Shows. He can be seen in his first starring role in Chad Peter's dark comedy "Apocalypse, CA" now available on DVD, Netflix & iTunes. He had a combined role (both on and off screen) when David Fincher cast him to play the jewish steel drummer in the film "The Social Network." Alexander was seen on screen as the steel drummer, but also recorded the drums for the soundtrack to the scene as well.
Alexander works with producer, Morgan Taylor Reid. Morgan also produces/co-writes for other bands, including: Plug-In Stereo, The Ready Set, and the new Backstreet Boys comeback album, among others. Morgan had been producing Alexander since they met on college in 2005.
Recently, Alexander's song "Sick Of Dreaming," was the featured music montage in episodes of One Tree Hill (CW) and Rookie Blue (ABC). Other songs Alexander has written have been in episodes of Ghost Whisperer (CBS), Castle (ABC), Grey's Anatomy (ABC), Friends With Benefits (NBC), 90210 (CW) & more. Alexander has also co-written (top-line) songs for other artists.
In the spring of 2011 Alexander launched his fan pages online. He now has a dedicated following of over 500,000 fans between all social media pages. The word seems to be spreading via electronic grass roots about his music.
Today he continues to perform live, establishing his position as an emotionally revealing and talented new artist. Most recently, he toured with pop star Aaron Carter, after finishing another sold out national tour, opening for YouTube sensations: Pentatonix.
In the current renaissance of pop singer/songwriters, Alexander Cardinale stands out with dense, contagious melodies and honest, poetic lyricism.
This year, the Hollywood Music in Media Awards honored Alexander with the HMMA for 'Best Song in a TV Series' for his song "Traffic Lights" featured in the show "90210" on the CW network. He was the first place winner on the "USA Songwriting Competition", the "Show Me The Music" contest, and the "Seagate Music Competition" among others. He was invited to play five showcases at SXSW in 2012 and 2013, including Quantum Collective AmazonMP3, AudioWall, Red Gorilla & more. He's also showcased at: The Indie Music Fest, NAMM, and the DRIVEN Music & Art Conference. He's been a finalist in the national and international competitions: The UK Songwriting Contest, Unsigned Only, and the prestigious International Songwriting Competition (ISC).
Music Connection Magazine named Alexander Cardinale one of their "HOT 100 UNSIGNED ARTISTS" of the year, for the 2nd year in a row!