Alex Clare – British singer and composer.
Axander George Clare was born on 14 September 1985 in London. He grew up in a Jewish family. That’s why he doesn’t travel or perform on Saturdays and during religious holidays. Alex learned how to play the drums when he was a kid. Then he mastered the guitar and started writing his own songs. In 2010, Clare sent his demo album to Island Records, who appreciated his work and offered the artist a contract.
In December 2010, Clare released his first single “Up All Night”, which was later featured on his debut studio album. The second single “Too Close” appeared in April 2011 and became a breakthrough in Clare’s career. Clare wrote the song together with Jim Duguid. The producers were Diplo and Switch. The song appeared in the advertising campaign of Microsoft Internet Explorer 9, which brought the artist international fame. In Germany, the song topped the Singles Chart. In the UK, it reached the 4th spot on the UK Singles Chart. It also conquered USA’s Alternative Song Chart and settled on the 7th position on Billboard Hot 100. The song was a big hit in 13 countries. It became hard to book Alex Clare for any private event.
In 2013, “Too Close” brought Clare a Brit Award nomination in the “Best British Single” category. The single earned a variety of platinum certifications in the USA, Germany, Switzerland, and the UK. In 2014, Alex and Jim Duguid received ASCAP Awards in the "Songwriter of the Year " category.