The Georgia Straight presents Alex Clare at the Commodore

Live Nation has announced that British singer-songwriter Alex Clare will perform at the Commodore Ballroom on Sunday, April 28, 2013. 

Born and bred in South East London, Clare grew up listening to his dad’s bebop records, and toying with the trumpet and drums. He trained to be a chef in the early 2000s, while teaching himself piano and guitar and playing open mic nights. 

Eventually, demos found their way to Island Records and soon Clare was on his way to New Orleans where he got together with producers Diplo & Switch (responsible for the Jamaican dancehall project Major Lazer and M.I.A.’s Paper Plane, among others). 

“They understand what I want from the arrangements,” Clare says. “I love those heavy, sine-wave bass lines and they knew how to push them way beyond even my expectations.

“I love playing live too,” he adds. “Touring and playing every night would be the dream for me.”

Tickets for the show are priced at $20.50 (plus service charges and fees) and go on sale this Friday (December 21) at 10 a.m. on the Live Nation website.

Tickets are also available for purchase by phone at 1-855-985-5000, at all Ticketmaster outlets and through Rogers Wireless Box Office.

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