Called "blue-eyed soul for the 21st century," Alexi Paraschos is an award-winning soul and pop singer and songwriter from Philadelphia. He is known for a captivating tenor voice paired with original, catchy melodies, which give him his "unique, captivating sound" and have earned him the label of the "real deal" by soultracks.com. He pairs a edgy, Michael Jackson-like tone with a smooth falsetto reminiscent of El DeBarge, so whether it's a high-energy anthem or a soft ballad, Alexi's music is as powerful as it is intimate.
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, playing at 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 garnered an impressive list of accomplishments for an independent artist. Both of his full albums ("Something Greater"  and "25/8" ) have been licensed for use in fourteen television shows across seven major networks including A&E, MTV, VH1, BET, E! Entertainment, and the Discovery Channel. He has also played at the South By Southwest Music Festival (2017), performed for actors Laurence Fishburne and Selma Hayek, and sung backup for Grammy Award winner Angelique Kidjo. Leading up to the release of his album "25/8" in March of 2018, Alexi released three singles from the album ("Hashtag," "Be You," and "25/8"), each of which earned numerous awards and accolades, including: Best Song at the 2018 Los Angeles Film Festival ("25/8"), Best Independent Artist Song in January 2018 American Tracks Music Awards ("Be You"), and the Silver Award for R&B/Hip-Hop/Urban Category in the 2017 International Mid-Atlantic Song Contest ("Hashtag") - see the complete list of awards to the right.
In June of 2018, after raising $12,000 through a successful Kickstarter campaign and to promote his album "25/8", Alexi embarked on a ten city East Coast Diner Tour, bringing a live band to diners from Boston to Atlanta. You can check out all of the pictures and videos of the crazy musical adventure by visiting the "tour" tab, and find out about upcoming shows by joining his e-mail list below.