Alexi Paraschos is an award-winning soul and pop artist from Philadelphia. Recognized for his "unique, captivating sound" and called the "real deal" by soultracks.com, there's no doubt Alexi's sound is unique. He pairs an edgy, Michael Jackson-esque chest voice with a smooth falsetto reminiscent of El DeBarge to create a vocal sound all his own. This tone combined with original, infectious melodies has made him a force to be reckoned with - whether it's a high-energy anthem or a soft ballad, Alexi's music is as powerful as it is intimate. He is carving out his own sound in the soul and pop genres and redefining blue-eyed soul for the 21st century.
Originally from Newton, MA, Alexi began writing songs at age eleven while listening to Motown and the Beatles, but he fell in love with gospel music in high school. He began singing and writing gospel music in high school and throughout college while attending Tufts University and majoring in American Studies with a concentration in African American Music. From 2011 until 2015, he rose steadily in the Boston soul scene, headlining music festivals and performing at numerous universities and colleges in the area. In June of 2015, Alexi moved from Boston to Philadelphia and, upon arriving, won the national "Music Meets Video" contest for his soulful acoustic cover of Marlon Roudet's "When The Beat Drops Out." This combination of soul and pop is a balance he strikes expertly as he continues to cultivate his own sound in the City of Brotherly Love.
In addition to his talent, Alexi has an unceasing hustle that has earned him an impressive list of accomplishments for an independent artist. Alexi's first album, "Something Greater," has been licensed for use on 14 TV shows across seven major networks including A&E, MTV, VH1, BET, E! Entertainment, and the Discovery Channel. He has also performed for actors Laurence Fishburne and Selma Hayek, and has sung backup for Grammy Award winner Angelique Kidjo. After an appearance at South By Southwest Music Festival in March of last year, 2017 continued to be a big year for Alexi when his single, "Hashtag" was selected for the silver award for R&B/Hip-Hop/Urban Category in the 2017 International Mid-Atlantic Song Contest. He is excited to be working on his next full album, "25/8", out of the Breed Studio in Philadelphia and to be released later in March 2018.