Meet Recording Artist, Singer / Songwriter, and Performer, Mr. Alexander Caldwell

Alexander has said that music is one of the keys to his salvation.  It has long been woven into the fabric of his life, enhancing, lifting, and giving him purpose, but most importantly, enabling him to give voice to experiences we all can share.

Mr. Caldwell’s career as one of the highest paid child models came to a crashing halt, he suffered 3rd degree burns over 85 percent of his body, shattering the his dreams and any of his parents dreams.  However, his craving for self-expression was strong and his passion for music emerged from its hiding place.

“Growing up my mother would play all types of genres of music and I would go around singing and imitating the artists,” recalled Alexander. “My connection to music was definitely bought into life from the experiences of my childhood years and I’m thankful for it.”

Born in Harlem, but primarily raised in the Bronx, Alexander attended Harbor School of Performing Arts junior high school, on a singing scholarship.  It was here he began to write poetry and cultivate strong vocal abilities.  He was also a member of a choir and had the opportunity to perform around the tri-state area as well as a 10-city tour in Italy.

“I always feel at home on stage,” said Alexander, “You don’t think of anything but being in that moment.  It’s an indescribable rush that I never get tired of experiencing.”

In his teenage years, Alexander and his family moved to Eastchester, NY, where his stepfather made a huge impact on his life, imparting a strong business sense as well as a hunger for success.  High school wasn’t easy for Alexander, as he daily had to deal with racism and prejudice, this triggered expected anger.  But instead of lashing outward he pushed that energy toward his writing and music and that kept him balance.

He graduated high school and began a new chapter in his life when he was accepted to St. John’s University in Queens.  “I poured myself into writing poetry and songs, performing open mic/talent showcases,” said Alexander.  “I used the raw emotions of my life experiences to communicate my sentiments honestly, my music became my healing balm and I applied it to all the wounds of life.

“Music is my passion and my passion runs deep within my soul,” said Alexander, “Without music I would not be the person I am, this isn’t a job for me it is a way of life.”

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Alexander Caldwell