Alex Bach – South Florida Songwriter, Singer & Music Director
Alex Bach began her musical journey in 1998 as a pop songstress. She wrote her first song while in college studying International Business. This elementary attempt propelled her to walk away from a full scholarship and pursue music full-time. Her influences were Fiona Apple, Sarah McLachlan, Jewel, and Sheryl Crow. After a few years of gigging around South Florida and touring the college circuit nationwide, she accumulated enough songs to record an album. The best studio players in L.A. were assembled, including Freddy Washington (who wrote the famous bass riff that was used for the “Men in Black” theme song), Dean Parks (who wrote the melody line for “Beat It” by Michael Jackson), and Herman Matthews (drummer for Tom Jones, Stevie Wonder, George Duke, etc., etc.). George Duke’s engineer, Erik Zobler, co-produced the album with Alex. Months in advance, the recording session was set for Tuesday, September 11, 2001. That fateful morning, the staff oscillated between the televisions and the sound booth. Still in shock from the events unfolding, these true professionals managed to shake off their horror and forged ahead with recording. A unique energy was created (probably as an escape from reality) and the album “Miles to Go” was birthed. Later on that day, Alex rewrote the title track to speak for those victims who weren’t able to say goodbye to their loved ones.
This track would later be sent to ABC News in New York City, where it was aired nightly for several weeks in a video montage honoring 9/11. Because Alex did not want this tragedy to be a vehicle for self-promotion, she donated the song anonymously. Nevertheless, several people spent days tracking down the source so they could play the song at their loved ones’ funerals.
Alex Bach spent the next few years touring the world to support that album. Her travels took her around the U.S. and to England. In 2003, she traveled to various military installations around Europe & the Middle East where she performed for the US troops during the holiday season.
Around this time, Alex began listening to Nickelback, Fuel, Evanescence, and Led Zeppelin, among other rock bands. These new influences, combined with some major life challenges, began to shape her songwriting style. Songs like, “Blame God Instead” and “Crucifixion” began to emerge from her pen. This shift from pop to rock propelled her to places like CBGB’s, The Lion’s Den, The Kelsey Club, etc.
In July 2005, Alex recorded a rock album with Matchbox 20’s guitarist, Kyle Cook, at his studio in Orlando. The album has yet to be released, as funding for the project fell through when the tracks were 90% completed. In October 2005, Alex embarked on a spiritual journey that once again shifted her composing style. She lived in L.A., New York, and Virginia while overcoming near-fatal illnesses and challenging personal issues.
The Bigger Picture
During the four years that followed, she found healing from childhood wounds and self-imposed limitations. Alex began writing songs to uplift and inspire. Her newest album, “The Bigger Picture,” demonstrates this shift. In June 2009, she became the Music Director of a metaphysical church in West Palm Beach, FL. Her position there led her to all things musical, from conducting a choir to composing songs for the service. This community was the cornerstone of Alex’s musical rebirth. Morning may have been a long time coming, but how sweet the dawn is when it finally breaks.