Discover the Artist: Alex Gough
Singer and producer Alex Gough has been the subject of phenomenal praise and standing ovations across Ireland and UK since releasing his EP '80%'.
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Forming his brilliant, highly acclaimed 4-piece band just months ago, Alex Gough has since been winning over crowds one show at a time across the UK and Ireland, alongside releasing some of his most mature work to date in the debut EP ‘80%’ to rave reviews.
2019 saw him take the project to the live circuit with his band, Gough front and centre on drumming and vocal duties. The 4-piece Hip Hop/Jazz experience has been the subject of phenomenal praise and standing ovations, taking each venue by storm with the unique live sounds of Alex Gough’s production.
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Listen to… the EP ‘80%’
Watch… the video of his brand new single ‘Fool’.
Of ‘FOOL’ Alex says –“‘FOOL’ was definitely a spontaneous creation. Sparked while scrolling through different plugins and sample packs, and coming across one that caught my attention straight away. While waiting for food, we started messing around with it and had the basis of ‘FOOL’ in about half an hour max.
I kept delaying my drive home because of the amount of fun I was having with it, and there is no doubt that this comes across in the final track. Sometimes the best moments are the ones you don’t expect.”
“Now playing gigs with a dynamic and sinuous band that instinctively fuse jazz with hip-hop, Gough delivers on every front. New music will be cleared for take-off in 2020 – as will, all too inevitably, Gough himself.” – The Irish Times
“Gough’s success lies in his live, organic approach to hip-hop combined with a perpetual underdog delivery – a product of years of experience as a drummer. 2020 is set to be a huge one for this rising star.” – Nialler9
“…he was met by raucous requests for an encore, a rarity at an event such as this. Another twelve minutes, jazz and Eminem-infused improvisation later, the cheers only grew, as did the smile across Gough and co.’s faces. If anyone needed reminding, Gough once again proved why 2020 is going to be his year.” – Golden Plec