Bio

UK blues artist Alex Haynes draws influence from the ‘60s British blues boom, ‘50s R&B and Rock ’n’ Roll, and blues artists such as RL Burnside, John Lee Hooker and Jessie Mae Hemphill.

As a live performer he has supported artists including US R&B legend Geno Washington, UK bluesman Big Boy Bloater, blues/dance act Alabama3, and in spring ’19 will be supporting one of the all time greats, Bobby Rush, at the Salaise Blues Festival.

Born and raised in Leeds, West Yorkshire, he moved to Newcastle to study Music Production where he got his start playing acoustic blues and folk in its cafés and bars, before going on to spend a dozen years in the capital where he formed his band Alex Haynes & the Fever. Since moving north in ‘15, he now divides his time between London and Sheffield.

His self-released debut in Jan ’11, ‘Last Train’, was followed by the album ‘Bandit Blues Motel’ in Dec ’14, with latest album, ‘Howl’, being released on Appaloosa Records in March ’18.

Performing regularly at his longstanding solo residency at the Blues Kitchen Shoreditch, London, and with frequent appearances in the UK and Europe – having played across Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, and in Amsterdam and Moscow. He has appeared at festivals such as Red Rooster (UK), Blues River (Italy), and the Vintage Weekender (France).