The New-Yorker singer-songwriter, Alexander George Gut, or better known as Alex Goot started his musical journey with one goal – to enhance people’s lives through music. At the tender age of 16, he began recording music in his home studio, a place where he mostly spends his time self-producing all audio and videos to be released on various social network sites.
This self-driven and self-promoting musician rose to fame by releasing his hit cover songs on his YouTube channel, attracting over 1.8 million YouTube subscribers. From hits such as Bon Jovi’s Livin’ on a Prayer and Cyndi Lauper’s Time after Time, to more recent hits such as Lady Gaga’s “Born this Way” and Rihanna’s “Diamonds”, Goot managed to rake in over 200 million views altogether, for his videos.
Known for their soulful guitar-piano acoustic covers, Against the Current is a 5-piece young pop-rock band that comprises of Chrissy Constanza on lead vocals, Dan Gow on vocals and guitar, Jeremy Rompala on guitar, Joe Simmons on Bass and Will Ferri on drums.
The band began gaining popularity when they joined YouTube in 2011 by following a similar path as Alex Goot; covering hit songs such as Paramore’s “Ain’t it Fun” and Taylor Swift’s “Red”. Gaining over half a million of loyal followers on YouTube, Against the Current took it up a notch with their music through a powerful collaboration with Alex Goot – covering Justin Bieber’s hit song, “Beauty and the Beat”.
They’re slated to perform at Bentley Music Auditorium on 24th August. After which, they’ll be heading to The Curve, Mutiara Damansara for an after party and a Meet and Greet session. Deets are as follows:
Date: 24th August (Sunday)
Time: 9pm onwards
Venue: Laundry, The Curve
For more information, visit Laundry’s Facebook page.