SEEKINGRhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums.
I've spent a few years teaching songwriting and singing and I've worked with many musicians. Now I would like to to form my own band again and produce an album.
Musically think heavy bass and drums and grungey/funky guitars. Kinda like Otep and Nina Simone getting together for a jam with Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain! Vocally I switch from grungey or bluesy rock to sweet and soulful harmonies. I also like 1920s jazz and lovers rock reggae.
Please contact me if you are interested in auditioning for this band! I was lead singer for several bands, Dirty Neon Blue, Aloe, Alixxia, Red Addiction and Jazz Funk Band and I've sung with several blues covers bands as well as sung jazz, blues and boogie woogie with a keyboard player.
I was part of a duo singing French songs with a guitarist for small intimate gigs and also lead actress for Clara's Seduction Show a theatre and musical production set in 1920s Hollywood, with a live jazz band playing 1920s covers and original songs.
I took a break from singing after a head injury in 2012 and got into acting as a way of recovery, I appear in several short films that you can find online if you google Alexxa B!
I went to Access to Music and studied vocals and before that Music and Performing Arts at Brighton Uni. I've also sung in several choirs and have been writing songs since I could talk.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Oct 29 2011
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- 44 years
Rock band influences: Nirvana, Audioslave, Betty Davis, Blondie, Black Keys, Erykah Badu, Yeah Yeah yeahs, Tina Turner, Drowning Pool, Otep, In this Moment, Metallica, Slipknot, Jimi Hendrix, Nikka Costa, Patti Smith, Erykah Badu, Jean Grae, Dead Weather, Guns n Roses, Skindred, System of a Down, Joan Jett, Rolo Tomassi
Jazz influences: Cleo Brown, Josephine Baker, Ruth Etting, Fats Waller, Gene Austin, Helen Kane, Annette Hanshaw, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Sam and Dave, Norah Jones, Natalie Cole, Norah Jones, Amy Winehouse
Members Of Band
Alexxa B vocals, looking for musicians to record with and possibly gig in future
Cocoon Me Track number: 1 Genre: Other
My friends had a dance track they wanted vocals for, I adapted some lyrics I had and recorded the vocals for them in a single studio session. I want to work on a jazz version of this song
A friend asked me to record some blues vocals for a song he'd written and he emailed me the guitar track he'd recorded. I recorded the vocals at home as a demo. He moved away before we got to do a studio recording
Heroine Year: 2011 Genre: Jazz
I wrote this song about Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix and all the other musicians who died when they were 27. Amy Winehouse died a year after I wrote this song. It's an upbeat experimental jazzy grunge track about dying! One of the songs I did with Dirty Neon Blue
Crossed Lines (Junk Scientist studio track)
Crossed Lines (Junk Scientist studio track) Genre: Reggae
This is the second studio recording, the first one was softer and more traditional reggae. I would like to do a dubbier version too!
Get over Him
Get over Him Year: 2010 Genre: Alternative
This is a grungey track. I created the music using jamstudio (yes really!) and recorded vocals at home. It would be nice to work on with a live band and make it more metally
Pawn (live jam)
Pawn (live jam) Year: 2010
We played around with this song, which I'd been performing as an acoustic song. It has a funky rock style which is great!
Nothing Year: 2010 Genre: Punk
I was singing in a punk grunge band called Aloe. This is one of our songs. Its fast and furious!!
Get in Your Car
Get in Your Car Year: 2011 Genre: Hip Hop/Rap
This is one of my songs with the band Dirty Neon Blue. Its funky rap and jazz, and its about the dangers of accepting a ride with a strange but attractive man
Little FlingThis is the recording with a backing track I made in JamStudio...quick and easy to do! I have several songs I recorded in this way so I could show demos to bands
Little FlingI'm working on this with Nicolas. I'd found my old lyrics and chords and showed him a demo I'd made a backing track for. It was originally composed with Terry playing guitar who sang on Cross the Line
Birds Die Broken Wings
Birds Die Broken WingsI was looking up new rock music on YouTube and discovered Black Keys and I was amazed I never heard of them before. This song was inspired by their music and is also about how I felt after breaking my elbow. Coincidentally one of the groups at Songwriting wrote about a bird who couldnt fly and my elder son had a song with a similar theme but he needed extra lyrics so I said he could lift what he wanted from my song
Wake Up Alone Alexxa
Wake Up Alone AlexxaI wanted to do my own version of my son after the Music Night, So came home played around on guitar and did this. I wanted it to be more moody!
Wake Up Alone
Wake Up AloneI created a fashion/expression set on Polyvore and wrote lyrics, no music. Later that evening I gave the lyrcis to the jam group at our Music Night and said I have no music you can play with it as you like. Two guys from a rock band came and the bass player is singing here with everyone else jamming. I like it very much but when I came home I did my own version
Friday And Saturday Night
Friday And Saturday NightI played a vocal recording I'd made two years ago to Nicolas this week and he liked it so we worked on a bit then he started playing anew section and I wrote some lyrics about dinner to go with it. I played it to my younger son and he started singing it so it has potential as a cheesy Pizza flavoured pop song!
Anak Krakatau 2017
Anak Krakatau 2017This recording is with my Songwriting group. I initially gave them the song and chord progressions and style notes and let them play with it and what they came up with was very similar to the original. We rehearsed and performed Anak Krakatau at our first Music Networking night
Get in Your Car
Get in Your CarCan't believe I forgot to put this on soundcloud! This is our cool band recording of this track!! Love Bills vocals at the beginning!
Bodyshot Piano and Melody
Bodyshot Piano and MelodyBodyshot is our new song, this is the piano and melody
Heroine by Alexxa B and Dirty Neon Bue
Heroine by Alexxa B and Dirty Neon BueThis song is about rockstars who have it all yet lose it all, and about drugs...thinking about Kurt, Janis, Jimi...and now sadly Amy Winehouse....
Mrs Tubman Reloaded
Mrs Tubman Reloaded “If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If they’re shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.” Harriet Tubman (c. 1820-1913)
Less Than A Friend by Dirty Neon Blue
Less Than A Friend by Dirty Neon BlueThis is Platypus Bill's song I'm doing backing vocals!
Anak Krakatau remix
Anak Krakatau remixAnak Krakatau (also known as Krakatoa) has been intermittently active for the past several decades. On July 31, 2011, a wispy ash plume rose above the volcano and drifted west.” Quoted from the Earth Observatory press release.
Dreams of Africa
Dreams of AfricaMy old song Dreams that I worked out with Terry, now played with James on guitar...we were thinking about a reggae style but it went all African like Bhundu Boys!!
Rhythm (me and Terry's soca jam)
Rhythm (me and Terry's soca jam)Playing around with some rhythms and Terry's cool backing vocals!!
Lying (dance version)
Lying (dance version)I wanted to see if I could make 'Lying' a bit less bluesy and a bit more dancey...I did the backing track on my casio keyboard
Alexxa B Dreams acoustic
Alexxa B Dreams acousticthis is an old recording when we were first working this song out...Terrys playing guitar and backing vocals.
Get in your car
Get in your carI was tryin out one of my songs along to a jam track on you tube, so will prob rework it when I do this with the band...maybe I should ask the guy who put it on youtube?
Alexxa B feat Nicki Pawn acoustic
Alexxa B feat Nicki Pawn acousticrehearsal from last year me and Nicki singing Pawn. There are videos at college of us singing at gigs but havent got hold of them yet. We need to do a studio recording. This was just working it out!!
Alixxia Nothing Studio Track
Alixxia Nothing Studio TrackRealised I didnt have my hit track on here!! Playing this tomorrow at the prince Albert 24 jan. Brighton.
Alixxia anak krakatau jan 20
Alixxia anak krakatau jan 20New Band reworking of Anak Krakatau. First play live will be tomorrow 24 Jan at the prince Albert Brighton!!
Butterflittin new vocal only
Butterflittin new vocal only
Butterflittin wi boys
Butterflittin wi boysband rehearsal ...kind of this guitar based sound, better vcoals on next track tho!!
Matrix Final I think
Matrix Final I thinkThis was a project for colleg...write and compose a song that goes with a clip from a film so I chose the bike scene from the Matrix...I did drums and beats on music software and rest is me playing guitars and singing. Possibly a bit messy but nothing that a band couldnt tidy up a bit!!!
Crossed lines rehearsal
Crossed lines rehearsalThis song is about whetehr you should sleep with your best friend. Its a band rehearsal recording...we did a studio recording with some tighter instrumentals and piano...waiting for final mix.
Alexxa B Pawn (with band)
Alexxa B Pawn (with band)'Pawn' funky RnB by Alexxa B!!
Alexxa B Hoody acoustic
Alexxa B Hoody acousticHoody is about a party I went to, with friends, but we weren't personally invited!!
Alexxa B Dreams Ch N
Alexxa B Dreams Ch NDreams...this is the chorus from a song I've been working on with Terry (guitarist) at Access to Music. We need to practice a bit more and record the whole song!