Searching for myself
Alex and The Wonderland released their second single Searching For Myself in May 2020, with a host of special guests joining the recording of this project, including Dana Immanuel of The Stolen Band, and Lara “Flo” Lee, who was a finalist on BBC’s ‘The Voice’ and mentored by Sir Tom Jones. This americana-folk inspired record has roots in Country and Pop, and is a complete feel-good anthem for middle England, in a time where all of us are indeed soul searching.
The track has enjoyed radio airplay on many stations including Maritime 96.5FM (UK), The Flash Radio 104.3FM, Radio Kaos Caribou (France), & Riverside Radio (UK), amongst others, whilst the official video featured on Hangover Hill TV. The song also received favourable reviews from various bloggers, including GigSoup.com and MusicTrails.com, as well as featuring on over 10 Spotify playlists worldwide, garnering over 4000 streams in the USA, in the first 2 weeks alone.
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"Fantastically, authentic sound and recording process obviously made of wood, because you can just feel and almost see it being played. Absolutely brilliant. I love what they do. They’ve had a lot of radio play, and are off to a good start. I love the story telling in their songs as well. It really is an incredible whole concept, type of idea. Love listening to these guys".
Matt Black - Black on Track (93.3 FOREST FM / VULCAN SOUND RADIO)
'Searching for myself' has a warm Americana/country feel with it's violin solo and marching drums. Its a cheery, up tempo song and it features Alex on guitar and piano, with his gravelly vocals right at the forefront of this song. 'Searching for myself' is all about trying to decide on the right path that is going in the direction that you want your life to take.
Keren Morall - foreverbritishcountry.co.uk
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“He found himself performing between nightclubs and the moon in what is almost a South Park themed, Luna escape. His songwriting kinda almost has a sense of rebelliousness, political, love… but yet a cathartic approach to his music. There seems to be more than one level to who he is... there’s so many layers! Wasn’t he fantastic?”
Trevor Blackman - Maritime 96.5FM
14th February - The Dublin Castle, Camden, London (supporting Slady). INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/433266497282984/
28th February - The Luna Lounge, Leytonstone, London. 10.30pm
29th February - The Blackheath Standard, Blackheath, London. 8.30pm
7th March - The Rebel Inn, Streatham, London. 8.30pm
2nd May - The Luna Lounge, Leytonstone, London. CANCELLED
22-24 May - Hope Festival, Biggin Hill, Kent. CANCELLED
5th June - The Luna Lounge, Leytonstone, London 10.30pm CANCELLED
20 & 21 June - Young Farmer's Festival, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CANCELLED
24-28 June - Glastonbury, Somerset CANCELLED
4th July - The Luna Lounge, Leytonstone, London. 10.30pm CANCELLED
27-31 August SHAMBALA FESTIVAL (TBC),
In 2017 a small plant sprung to life from the bud of Alex Wonderland's imagination, introspective aspirations, and melodic dreams. Leaves started to appear and grow on this plant, which soon waved in harmony, once fed rhythm. Since then, Alex and the Wonderland have hopped along through the rural lanes of England during summer festival seasons, and into the urbanised purple haze of London's best loved small - medium music venues. They've shared cable adorned stages with the likes of Alabama 3, Ian Dury's Blockheads, and Toploader.
Alex's immensely large and varied songwriting topics include light-hearted subjects: from Jamaican food cooking "Sunshine on a plate" and the joshing of percieved city audiences at shows "London city dont wanna dance", all the way to serious social matters like the Syrian refugee crisis "Climb aboard", mental health/depression advice "Throw it over your shoulder", environmental and climate change issues "Lose our environment", and the harsh difficulties of domestic abuse "Suffering in silence". The current lineup reveals Alex on guitar/piano and vocals, Pablo Paracchino (Italy) on drums, Maria Lukova (Bulgaria) on violin and 'Singe' Rogers (Moon) on bass... + special guests joining in on the act include brass sections, Jamaican MCs, and West African percussionists; to Spinney Lainey (flute), Ese & Sheena of Alabama 3 / The Vooduu People (vocals), Dana Immanuel (banjo), Nuala (vocals), and DUB FX (beat-boxing).