Sounds Like: Jason Reeves, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, City and Colour, Amos Lee
Bio: I started recording with an telephone cable and an old computer. From the start I recorded covers, and slowly I began to become more creative eventually creating works of my own. I have made some gradual improvements and now have a personal studio of my own. All my recordings are done from a bedr...See Full Bio
"You don’t have to have Timbaland or David Guetta at your elbow to produce something fit for mass consumption. In fact, you don’t even need a professional studio … or a band … or even a practice space. Alex Boliver is doing just fine in his bedroom. Starting with an old computer and a dial-up modem, the Dallas-based singer-songwriter upgraded his recording equipment and released Wonderful Life—a collection of wistful, textured melodies. Boliver plays everything himself, from keys to axe (the kid’s not afraid of a guitar solo, either) but probably his most developed instrument is his voice—limber, emotive and full of longing. “Victim of Us” starts with a staccato pulse of piano, transitioning into bold, spacey textures on the chorus. At heart, Boliver’s a songwriter cut from the same cloth as Jason Mraz—delivering rhythmic melodies and sailing, falsetto vocals."