Latest EP: EPISODES
Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, singer-songwriter Alex Wayt uses his powerful, raspy vocals to blend catchy melodies with influential hints of American pop rock. Known for his talent in relatable storytelling, fellow Scottish bands like Skerryvore, have recorded and released songs from Alex's expansive catalog.
Starting as a drummer at the age of 18, playing for various bands around Glasgow, Alex eventually picked up a guitar and started singing. As crowds began to notice his powerful yet intimate voice singing popular cover songs at pub gigs, Alex took a shot at songwriting; the first few songs inspired by his travels to the U.S. and those relationships that he built. Drawing from influences such as The Goo Goo Dolls, Bryan Adams & Del Amitri, this resulted in his self-released first album ‘Crossing Tremainsville’ in 2009.
While collaborating with other musicians and working on different projects, writing for his next album took longer than expected and he finally released his second full-length album in 2017. ‘It Found Me’ combines sad lyrics with upbeat melodies, reflecting on the love and love lost that Alex experienced during those years.
In 2018, Alex got his first taste as a professional songwriter when fellow Scottish band Skerryvore, asked to record one of his songs for their upcoming album. Adding a Celtic twist to the song, "Borderline" from Alex's first album was released on Skerryvore's 2018 album 'Evo.'
Throughout his career, Alex has opened for legendary artists like Candi Staton (“Young Hearts Run Free” & “You Got The Love”) and has performed in iconic venues throughout the UK as well as New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville.
His latest full-length album, 'The Deep End’ was released in 2019 and focused on hooky keyboard melodies, drawing influence from bands like The Killers, The Police & HAIM.
For Alex, 2020 brought the end of a long bout of writer's block and sparked the idea for 'EPISODES,' a 4-song EP to be released on February 19th, 2021. One notable track off 'EPISODES' is "Aura" where Alex describes what it's like to have an aura, a focal aware seizure, and details his experience living with Epilepsy.