Alex Vans is an iconoclast. His hook-driven, guitar-laden rock aims to dismantle staid traditions. Through plaintive, raspy vocals reminiscent of Tom Petty, Alex shares his personal observations on conventions, and offers an honest expression of the id. Alex’s first language is rock, but he is fluent in jazz, country, and blues, resulting in a unique and exciting versatility. While sophisticated in sound, Alex keeps a foot firmly planted in fundamentally rebellious and fun nature of rock.
Born in Virginia, Alex cut his teeth as a solo singer-songwriter with the self-released acoustic EP “Old Souls and Other Cellar Songs.” Alex then played backup guitar for the critically acclaimed country rock band, Justin Jones, and got his first taste for the road, and the rock and roll lifestyle that goes with it. Drawing on his experience, Alex formed his own outfit and immediately began touring in the support of his the genre-bending power-pop album “DJ Booth,” playing over 200 shows since the beginning of 2011.
The new single, "Velocirapture," is a whiskey-drenched, hell-raising southern rock jam. With a pounding beat and screaming guitar licks, Velocirapture thrusts absolutist religions under the microscope, playfully dissecting the ignorance within them.
The apocalypse is nigh, and Alex Vans is throwing a party. We invite you to please stand, rejoice, repent, and "believe in the Raptor."