Called "blue-eyed soul for the 21st century," Alexi Paraschos is an award-winning soul and pop singer and songwriter based in Philadelphia. He is known for a his smooth tenor voice paired with original, catchy melodies, which give him his "unique, captivating sound". Also called the "real deal" by soultracks.com, he pairs a edgy, Michael Jackson-like tone with a polished 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 playing guitar at age seven and writing songs at age eleven while listening to Motown and the Beatles. He taught himself to play the piano in high school by listening to gospel music, and went on to attend Tufts University where he majored 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, each of which earned numerous awards and accolades, including: Best Song at the 2018 Los Angeles Film Awards ("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 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 mom-and-pop diners from Boston to Atlanta. Click here to check out all of the pictures and videos of the crazy musical adventure, and find out about upcoming shows by joining his e-mail list below.
AWARDS (by song/video)
-Winner, Best Song; 2018 Los Angeles Film Awards
-Winner, Creative Direction (Music Video); 2018 Baltimore Next Web Fest
-Finalist, Best Music; CinemaFest
-Nominee, Best Soul/R&B Song; 2017 Hollywood Songwriting Contest
-Silver Award R&B/Hip-Hop/Urban Category; 2017 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest
-Semi-finalist, Best R&B Video; Los Angeles Film Awards
-Winner, Best Independent Artist, January 2018; American Tracks Music Awards
-Finalist (video); 2017 Universe Multicultural Film Festival
-Semi-finalist, Best Music Video; 2018 Colorado International Activism Film Festival
-Semi-finalist, Best Music Video; Los Angeles Cinefest